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Overview: MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's database featuring information about diseases, conditions, and various wellness issues that concern the American public. It has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.
Features: 1) health topics about diseases, health conditions, and staying well; 2) information on diabetes, obesity, and heart disease; 3) drugs and supplements; 4) Medical Encyclopedia and Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary; 5) latest health news; 6) Interactive Health Tutorials on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Overview: CDC is a multi-component organization dedicated to creating the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, and preparedness for new health threats.
Diabetes Public Health Resource: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/index.htm
Provided by CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, this page covers a variety of diabetes-related topics such as risk factors, symptoms, prevention strategies, diabetes research and statistics, National Diabetes Fact Sheet, community intervention tools, state-based diabetes prevention & control programs. It also contains recent and featured CDC podcasts.
Heart Disease: http://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/index.htm
This page lists information on heart disease, its facts and statistics, risk factors, prevention, FAQs, and educational materials for patients and health professionals. Use the Data Trends & Maps online tool by the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention to search for health indicators related to heart disease and stroke prevention. The National Heart Disease and Stroke Maps and the Interactive State Maps present heart disease and stroke mortality rates, county–by–county, for the state, racial/ethnic group, and gender.
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO): http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/index.html
This page contains such sections for health professionals as Healthy Weight, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Overweight and Obesity. U. S. Obesity Trends in the Data and Statistics section provide animated maps highlighting Trends by State 1985-2009, Obesity by Race/Ethnicity 2006-2008, and County-Specific Diabetes and Obesity Prevalence, 2007.
Data & Statistics: http://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics
This page features Data & Statistics by Topic, FASTSTATS A-Z, Health, United States, and Health Data Interactive (HDI). The HDI presents a broad range of public health indicators through a web-based application to access pre-tabulated national data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
A to Z Health Topics
This page is searchable by Body Location/Systems, Health & Wellness, Conditions/Diseases, and Procedures. It also covers health topics for minorities and senior citizens.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Interactive Tools and Resources on the NHLBI provide mortality maps, health assessment tools such as BMI calculator and menu planner, and some educational tutorials on asthma, cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, and obesity/physical activity.
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
The Health Education page includes general information on diabetes, its treatment and complications, and the National Diabetes Education Program, as well as weight control and nutrition tips. NIDDK also provides access to Interactive Health Education Tools such as videos and audio podcasts, and comprehensive statistics on diabetes.
Georgia Department of Community Health: Division of Public Health
Georgia Health Data: health.state.ga.us/healthdata
This page provides access to data from the Georgia Division of Public Health. The data is organized by subject areas such as Behavioral Health, Chronic Disease, Infant Health, Women's Health, and its Online Analytical Statistical Information System (OASIS).
This information was provided by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, with the University of Maryland Baltimore. (Deng/Trembach)