Sunday, October 12, 2003

NICE - The National Institute for Clinical Excellence - was set up as a Special Health Authority for England and Wales on 1 April 1999.
It is part of the National Health Service (NHS), and its role is to provide patients, health professionals and the public with authoritative, robust and reliable guidance on current “best practice”.

The guidance will cover both individual health technologies (including medicines, medical devices, diagnostic techniques, and procedures) and the clinical management of specific conditions.

NICE offers the NHS and its patients a new service, which we intend shall earn, and retain, the confidence and respect of the community as a whole.
NICE Start Page

Sunday, October 05, 2003

The mission of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is to serve the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances.

ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry / U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The data in the weekly MMWR are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Monday, September 29, 2003

"View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons."Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics and You - Powers Of 10: Interactive Java Tutorial:
Clinical or practice guidelines are "quality-improving strategies". Sackett, DL et al in Evidence-based Medicine define them as "user-friendly statements that bring together the best external evidence and other knowledge necessary for decision-making about a specific health problem. I rate this site a 4 plus out of 5. Primary Care Clinical Practice Guidelines - Index provides the most comprehensive and authoritative portal for language and language-related products and services on the web with more than 1800 dictionaries with more than 250 languages. More than 1,500,000 people a month visit YDC.

e-Atlas - Overview: "The e-Atlas contains estimates of diabetes prevalence in 128 countries in the seven IDF regions in the year 2000. Updates with 2001 data covering 140 countries are also available here. Estimates for 2003 will be available next year. "

Sunday, September 28, 2003

Want to try your hand at using this program....pretty simple......BLOGGER
1Up Health has extensive information from trusted sources on over 4,000 topics including diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, surgeries, nutrition, poisons, and special topics. There is also focus on family and community health. 1Up Health is updated daily and can be bookmarked at the URL: 1Up Health Thanks to Ryan Becker.
First attempt with blogger. Of course it has to be my homepage...Vadscorner