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The Kirklin Clinic Patient Resource Library. Swine Flu – Free Swine Flu Patient Education Handouts. WHO raises pandemic alert to second-highest level. GENEVA, Switzerland (CNN) -- The World Health Organization on Wednesday raised its pandemic alert to 5, its second-highest level, warning of widespread human infection from the swine flu outbreak that originated in Mexico.

WHO raises pandemic alert to second-highest level

Patients wait at a hospital Wednesday in Mexico City. The swine flu outbreak began in Mexico. Dr. Margaret Chan, the U.N. agency's director-general, said the decision to raise the alert on the 6-point scale indicated that all countries should "immediately" activate pandemic preparedness plans. Swine Flu explained by cute talking animals. Swine Flu: Track cases and info without the hype. Swine Flu !

Swine Flu: Track cases and info without the hype

Pandemics ! You can't escape hearing or reading about it. How worried should you be? Where are confirmed cases? Opinion: Stopping the flu is your problem, too - Swine flu- msnb. When faced with the threat of disease, the impulse of most Americans is to think about medical technology and miracle drugs.

Opinion: Stopping the flu is your problem, too - Swine flu- msnb

These are not likely to be much help in the battle against swine flu — but the history books might. As history has proven, the best way to halt a deadly virus is to keep infected people away from others. Why Don't We Use Our Sleeves? Video by Death Cab for Susie - MyS. Easy Way To Help Avoid Swine Flu? Wash Often And Hum A Tune As Y. Swine Flu: Top 20 Answers You Need to Know. With more outbreaks of the new strain of swine flu come outbreaks of misinformation and rumor.

Swine Flu: Top 20 Answers You Need to Know

Below are 20 questions answered by infectious disease expert Charles Ericsson, MD, professor of internal medicine and director of travel medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Also, Robert Emery, DrPH, vice president for safety, health, environment and risk management at UT Health Science Center and associate professor in the UT School of Public Health explains common sense preparedness and prevention of illness. 1. Gimme Three Shots! Best. Best of the Web Directory. Best of the Web UK Directory. Best of the Web Blog Directory. Consumer Health - 2/1/2010 - Library Journal.

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Consumer Health - 2/1/2010 - Library Journal

In May 2013, Library Journal underwent a major server migration for its archived web content, which happened slightly sooner than originally expected. As a result, much of the content from 2004 to 2012 is currently unavailable to the public. However, this content has not been lost, and our web staff is in the process of converting these past articles for integration into the WordPress-based website you see here, which was launched in 2012.

Many of these older articles have already been restored, and more will continue to be restored on an ongoing basis as they are cleaned up. Ultimately, this migration will allow for greater discoverability of all archived LJ content, both on the website and across the Web in general. The Best Health Books of 2009. Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust. Updated September 2013 The purpose of the CAPHIS Top 100 List is to provide CAPHIS members and other librarians with a resource to use in their daily practice and teaching.

Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust

Secondly, it is our contribution to the Medical Library Association so that the headquarters staff can refer individuals to a list of quality health web sites. Our goal is to have a limited number of resources that meet the quality criteria for currency, credibility, content, audience, etc., as described on our website. 100 Best Health Foods for Seniors. {*style:<b>By Holly McCarthy </b>*} Health and eating right is a lifelong goal that becomes increasingly important in our later years.

While each senior has different nutritional needs and unique health conditions that affect what they are and are not able to eat, we’ve put together a rough guideline of 100 of the best health foods for seniors. Always consult your doctor and/or nutritionist before switching diets, as not all of these foods may be right for your body. 100 Best Wellness Blogs for Women. The fast-paced lifestyle of America coupled with the typical caregiving role women take on for their families and loved-ones can leave women feeling worn down and susceptible to illness.

100 Best Wellness Blogs for Women

These blogs offer sound advice from those who have made positive changes in their lives as well as experts in a variety of fields. Take some time to read these blogs to help you embrace wellness in your life. Physical Wellness These blogs provide plenty of suggestions for staying well including such topics as healthcare, nutrition, and beauty. The WELLalarm. Mental Wellness Find strength from these posts that help you find or maintain your mental well-being.

The Happiness Project. Spiritual Wellness These spiritual guides offer inspirational posts in these blogs. Spiritual Literacy Blog. Most Overblown Health News of the Past Decade - 2000-2009 Overbl. The decade now drawing to a close has featured more than a few health-related news stories that have seemed just a tad overblown.

Most Overblown Health News of the Past Decade - 2000-2009 Overbl

DrRich has carefully selected the Top 10 Most Overblown Health Stories of the Past Decade, and is pleased to present them for your consideration. Let the countdown begin! 10. Top 10 health innovations of 2009. Part of complete coverage on Vital Signs By Anouk Lorie for CNN December 15, 2009 8:35 a.m.

Top 10 health innovations of 2009

EST. Top American Hospitals - US News Best Hospitals. Health Hospitals Best Hospitals To rank the best adult and children’s hospitals, U.S.

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News analyzes data for fewer than 5,000 centers. National Rankings by Specialty Rankings by Metro Area and State » List of lists: Top health stories of 2009. Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of, coordinates social media efforts of AHCJ and assists with the editing and production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

The end of the year brings us list after list of the best or top health and medical stories. Back from the Beach. Resources : Deciphering Medspeak. To make informed health decisions, you have probably read a newspaper or magazine article, tuned into a radio or television program, or searched the Internet to find answers to health questions. MedlinePlus: Medical Dictionary. Dorlands Medical Dictionary. Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily d. MedTerms medical dictionary is the medical reference for Our doctors define difficult medical language in easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms.

Medterms online medical dictionary provides quick access to hard-to-spell and often misspelled medical definitions through an extensive alphabetical listing. Explore MedTerms Medical Dictionary by Letter: If you know the spelling, use the search function above to look up the meaning of the medical term in MedTerms and find related medical articles on What is RSS? Health Information Feeds. Your Spine. Back Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain.