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Maintaining high standards of professional education and competence in the field of dance/movement therapy.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to create this database, which is a subset of PubMed providing research-based information on treatments and conditions.
Sample searches and PubMed Help.

National Institutes of Health interactive data on cancer mortality from 1950-1994. Includes mortality maps, interactive charts and graphs, and the Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States: 1950-94.

The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

The CDC's mission is to build collaborations to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. The CDC site contains a wealth of information related to disease prevention, the spread of disease and how to respond to health threats.

The primary goal of the CAHPS Item Set for Addressing Health Literacy is to measure, from the patients’ perspective, how well health information is communicated to them by health care professionals. The Item Set for Addressing Health Literacy consists of 29 supplemental items designed for use with the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey.

Includes useful sections on dancer health and safety, including eating right, cross training, the "Ask a Dance Medicine Expert" column and an article on "Turnout, Tendinitis and Bunions." Gaynor Minden, Inc., manufacturer of pointe shoes publishes this site, which includes the many of the Dancer Links reviewed on this page.

Look up herb, vitamin and other supplement information from Natural Standard, supplied by Mayo Clinic.

Directory of 10,000 health-related organizations, compiled by the National Library of Medicine. Information is provided for organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine.

The American Public Health Association's Web site includes an advocacy section for issues including this site promoting the elimination of health disparities.

"This site provides health, medical, lifestyle and wellness information for all ages. In addition, there is information to prepare consumers for medical emergencies, injuries, minor medical conditions and basic first aid. There are more than 5,500 pages of content written by physicians for the general public."

The most comprehensive online bibliographic database containing over 100,000 records on alcohol abuse and alcoholism. ETOH is updated monthly and contains research findings from the late 1960s to the present, as well as historical research literature. A thesaurus is available for searching alcohol and other drug terms including a subset index of language used in the ETOH database.
ETOH Thesaurus

"All of the information within has been written and reviewed by the physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians. The information is regularly reviewed and updated." The information at the site is organized by special groups (women, men, children, seniors), the body, and common conditions. It is also searchable.

"The mission of Go Ask Alice! is to provide factual, in-depth, straight-forward, and nonjudgmental information to assist readers' decision-making about their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Go Ask Alice! is supported by a team of Columbia University health educators and health care providers, along with information and research specialists from health-related organizations worldwide." The site provides weekly updates to the latest inquiries and responses, a search feature of the archives with nearly 1,400 previously-posted questions and answers, and "Ask Alice!" feature to ask your own question. Those making inquiries are insured anonomity.

This website from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is designed for individuals, including children and teens, and families, as well as practitioners, researchers, and educators. Information is available by health topics from A to Z or by body location or systems. A “Take a Quiz” box challenges viewers to test their knowledge with a series of constantly rotating true/false questions on hot topics such as diabetes.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the principal Federal Agency charged with increasing access to health care for those who are medically underserved. HRSA’s programmatic portfolio includes a range of programs or initiatives designed to increase access to care, improve quality, and safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation’s most vulnerable populations.

HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software. Users may examine and compare characteristics of resources employed in health services research, behavioral and social sciences and public health.

Healthfinder is a Web site from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. It provides an extensive searchable database of reliable online health publications, clearinghouses, Web sites, self-help groups, government agencies, academic centers, and nonprofit agencies.

This site from the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforcefor lets you search for published literature related to the Healthy People 2010 focus areas.

Intelihealth is produced by Aetna US Healthcare and features Consumer Health Information from Harvard Medical School. The "Look it Up" section includes: drug resources, Symptom Scout, information on tests and procedures, physician and hospital locators, medical dictionary, and more. Subscribes to the HONcode principles.

United States Department of Agriculture "interactive dietary analysis tool" allows users to keep a food diary and have nutrients and dietary guidelines analyzed as well as physical activity. Diaries, and activity logs can be saved with user registration and tracked over a period of time. Recommendations are given with final analyses.

Visit this site for the full-text position paper on The Challenge of the Adolescent Dancer and information on other dance medicine publications and issues. Its bulletin board for the dance science, medicine, and education communities contributes to the usefulness of this site.

This site's Information Library is a compilation of tools and resources concerning women's sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Journal of the American Dietetic Association guidelines for authors; a style guide for dietetics bibliographic formatting.

This site is provided by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and has been designed to aid both patient and caregiver "to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases." This non-commercial site provides peer-reviewed information.

LIMS Online offers programs and conferences on the science of movement and a link to the corresponding Laban Web ring.

Mayo Clinic presents this site which includes medical news; information on drugs, first-aid and self-care, and disease conditions. Updated regularly. Also, includes a personal health scorecard, healthy lifestyle planners, disease self-managers, and health decision guides.

This resource from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers annual reports on healthcare quality and health disparities from 2003 to the present.

MedHunt is a search engine provided by the Health On the Net (HON) Foundation. It provides for searching of the Internet using a robot designed to select only sites that are relevant to the health and medical fields, as well as the HON database for medical sites, for hospitals, and support groups conforming to the HON Code of Conduct for health Internet sites.

Medline Plus is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

Excellent collection of quality health sites compiled by the National Library of Medicine. In addition to sources on about 500 diseases and conditions, there are "lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials." Patient education tutorials are also provided.

Site designed for medical professionals that provides access to clinical information, patient information, images, MEDLINE, medical dictionary; plus a searchable database for drugs. Free access; requires one-time registration.

An award-winning site bringing together all types of Internet resources relating to mental health (Web sites, discussion lists, newsgroups).

The Home Edition "uses everyday language to provide information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment." Includes illustrations.

Database developed by the Development Therapeutics Program of the National Cancer Institute, which provides information on screening results and chemical structural data on compounds for use in treating cancer and AIDS that are not covered by a confidentiality agreement.

Includes data on vital events, health status, lifestyle, exposure to unhealthy events, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care.

The mission of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health website for resources related to diabetes and diabetes related health issues.

The NHEC is a policy and advocacy network committed to the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities and the achievement of health equity.

Information about diseases, health, scientific resources, current medical issues, and more.

List of the institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health, along with links to their web sites and additional information.

Provides health information and resources, including the library catalog, online exhibitions, human genome, resources and databases, biomedical research and much more.

National Library of Medicine Style Guide for reference formatting in biomedical literature.

This site contains health information, statistics, links, tools, and women's health related resources.

A place for researchers to share pre-publication research, unpublished manuscripts, presentations, posters, white papers, technical papers, supplementary findings, and other scientific documents. Submissions are screened by a professional curation team for relevance and quality, but are not subjected to peer review. Biology, chemistry, medicine (except clinical trials), and earth science are covered. RSS feeds and e-mail notices of new submissions available.

Site offers health information, illustrated health encyclopedia, and an "Ask an Expert" feature. Provided by the University of Cincinnati, the Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University. All questions are anonymous and answered by experts.

This award winning site provides health information in both English and Spanish. It is sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine and New York Public Library, as well as other institutions.

The NIRC at Pennsylvania State University provides links to sites and materials relating to various nutrition topics, including general nutrition information, nutrition for various age groups, fitness and sports nutrition, nutrition for chronic disease states and nutrition for people with limited resources. Bibliographies, links to other resources provided. Searchable.

Gateway to Federal Government information on Nutrition and health. Links to National Nutrient Database, food information and safety.

NutritionData (ND) generates nutrition facts labels and provides simplified nutritional analyses for all foods and recipes. ND's Nutrient Search Tool creates lists of foods that are lowest in carbohydrates, highest in protein, or that match any other dietary restrictions or goals; Caloric Ratio Explorer finds foods that have a specific ratio of carbohydrates, fats, and protein; 5-Star Search Tool sees which foods ND rates the highest; Daily Needs Calculator determines your resting metabolic rate, Calories burned during exercise, and needs for specific nutrients; Custom Entry Tool analyzes foods that aren't in ND's database; Food Additive Identifier translates confusing ingredient labels; list of the 50 Most Popular Foods.

The mission of the Office of Minority Health is to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate disparities in health.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet.

"Quackwatch is a nonprofit company formed by Dr. Stephen Barrett to expose health-related 'frauds, myths, fads and fallacies'. Well-researched, up-to-date, authoritative information on a wide range of practices and medical advertising deemed questionable or obvious 'quackery.' "

This site from the National Library of Medicine is a national collaborative partnership managed by refugee health professionals whose objective is to provide quality multilingual, health informaiton resources for those providing care to resettled refugees and asylees.

Produced by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, this site provides a series of summaries about hazardous substances developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology. Includes information about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.

Links to a cluster of databases on toxicology and hazardous chemicals.

Provides information about diseases and conditions, aging, wellness, drugs, reference materials and much more.

Online resource site maintained by the College of Medicine, University of Iowa. Includes a collection of medical textbooks as well as extensive patient information.

The Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention has created this site for individuals to determine their potential risks for various diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and stroke.