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Humor and Laughter: Health Benefits and Online Resources     View
This site considers the health benefits of laughter, such as reduced stress, lowered blood pressure, and improved brain functioning. It describes laughter's positive effects on the body, the mental health benefits of laughter, and examples of humorou ...

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)     View
Website for this "independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services." Browse recommendations by specific topic ...

MedlinePlus: Child Abuse     View
A compilation of links to information about child abuse and neglect. Topics include diagnosis, treatment, prevention, research, organizations, law and policy, and statistics. Some material available in Spanish. From the National Library of Medicine ( ...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)     View
The main site of the CDC, the United States' "lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people," an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. Information includes a directory of the CDC's component centers, in ...

Acinetobacter Infection     View
Fact sheet about infections from the group of bacteria that includes Acinetobacter baumannii. Discusses symptoms, treatment, and prevention of the infections, which "typically occur in intensive care units and healthcare settings housing very il ...

Water-Related Injuries     View
Fact Sheet on water-related injuries from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Information provided includes statistics, risk factors, CDC programs and accomplishments, links to rela ...     View
Well-written and easy-to-understand information on health and medical topics. The heart of the site is Diseases & Conditions A-Z with articles covering hundreds of conditions that discuss some of all of the following: signs and symptoms, causes, risk ...

Bloodletting     View
"A brief selection of material, in word and image, on bloodletting." Includes excerpts from "On the Proper Administration of Blood-Letting, for the Prevention and Cure of Disease" (1840), by Henry Clutterbuck; and images from medi ...

MedlinePlus: Whooping Cough     View
Links to resources about whooping cough, the respiratory disease also known as pertussis. Topics include prevention and treatment (such as the combination vaccine approved in June 2005 for adolescents and adults, which immunizes against whooping coug ...

NCIPC Bibliography of Articles on Dog Bites     View
A compilation of links to articles and reports about injuries resulting from humans being bitten by dogs. Materials include "Dog-Bite-Related Fatalities" covering the period 1979-1996, and "A Community Approach to Dog Bite Prevention. ...



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