A Virtual Library of Useful URLs – Arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification

600-628 Technology, Health & Business

600 Technology

1394 Technology from 1394 Trade Association. Includes answers to FAQs on the 1394 Multimedia standard.

BrainPOP.com – Technology: Discoveries, Inventions, and Innovations. Pick a movie to watch. While waiting for the movie to load, play a quiz game. Technology movies include: Assembly Line, Airbags, Binary, Braces, Cars, CD, Cell Phone, Computer, Mouse, Fax Machine, Fireworks, Flight, Floppy Disk, Fuel Cells, Inclined Plane, Internet, Laser, Lever, Photography, Printer, Radio, Refrigerator, Robots, Submarines, Telephone, Television, Woodwinds, and more to come.

How Everyday Things Are Made. Covers over 40 different products and manufacturing processes such as forging, casting, and injection molding, plus diagrams, photos, illustrations, and video. You can watch a video and learn how airplanes, motocycles, cars, jelly beans, chocolate, glass bottles, plastic bottles and other products are made.

How Products Are Made from Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. Search A-Z for a product. Details of the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery, are explained. Includes illustrations and diagrams where applicable.

How Stuff Works. A great place to learn about how things work, e.g. How Computer Viruses Work, How Franchising Works, How Mosquitoes Work, How Power Grids Work, How Satellite TV Works, and thousands more.

Technology Timeline: 1750-1990 from PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). Click on topic in red text to see more information. Includes illustration or photo of inventor where applicable.

608 Inventions, Inventors, Patents

About.com Inventors. Massive site on all aspects of inventions and inventors. Famous Inventions, Famous Inventors A-Z, Black Inventors, Canadian Inventors, Chinese Inventors, and Women Inventors, Search Historical Inventions A-Z, plus Australian inventions, 20th century (1900-1999) inventions, Inventing 101, Young Inventors, Inventor magazines, Copyrights, Patents, Lesson plans, Search 45,000,000 used books on inventions and inventors, and more.

Brown & Michaels – Weird and Wonderful Patents. Site from legal firm also provides Information on Patents including a Patent Quiz, Information on Trademarks, and Information on Copyrights.

Coolest Inventions 2004, Coolest Inventions 2003 from Time Magazine, Complete List of Coolest Inventions 2003 as well as 2002 Best Inventions, and 2001 Inventions of the Year.

Free Patents Online. FreePatentsOnline.com provides access to millions of patents and free PDF downloads. You can browse Patents by Number, or Jump to a specific Patent #. See also Crazy Patents.

Guarding ideas or just patent blackmail?
By Mathew Ingram, Technology Reporter, Globe and Mail, Toronto. “While the troll from the children’s tale lived under a bridge and forced travellers to pay him in order to cross, so-called ‘patent trolls’ send legal letters warning companies that their products are infringing on patents, and asking for millions of dollars in licensing fees.”

The History of Invention from CBC Kids The History of Invention from CBC Kids. Timeline of inventions from Pottery to Computers.

Intellectual Property Law (Patent Law) in Taiwan. Information on patent and trademark in Taiwan from Target Team. FAQ includes What is a patent? What is a trademark? Purposes of Trademark Protection, How to use a trademark correctly, and more.

Invent Now – National Inventors Hall of Fame. Cateogories: Computer, Communications, Agriculture, Electricity, Chemistry, Imaging, Medical, Industrial, and Nobel Prize Winners. Includes a “How to Patent” Workshop with links to selected resources, e.g. United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Invention and Design. Presents Famous Inventions with photos and bios: Telephone by Alexander Graham Bell, Automobile by Henry Ford, Light bulb by Thomas Alva Edison, Radio by Guglielmo Marconi, and Airplane by Wilbur and Orville Wright. Includes simple descriptions of the five phases of the Design Process with illustrations: Define the Problem, Finding solutions and ideas, Documentation of ideas, Testing and Refining, and Production.

Invention Dimension. Fun & Facts. Inventor of the Week, archives, search by inventor or invention, with illustrations. Handbook for inventors, resources for inventors, info on patenting.

Inventors and Innovation from Smithsonian Institution. Pictures plus selected links, e.g. Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation; Spotlight: Biography, Inventors; African American Inventors, Bibliography; Women Inventors of the 20th Century; Edison’s Timeline of Invention; The Real McCoy, African American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930. Also includes Encyclopedia Smithsonian for searching subjects Art – Zoology.

Patently Silly by Daniel Wright, editor, writer, publisher, coder, and stand up comedian, along with Alex Eben Meyer, site designer. Silly patents that have been registered with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Browse patents in Archives organized by categories. Please note: Reproduction of material from any patently silly pages without written permission is strictly prohibited.

Thomas Alva Edison Biography. The life of Edison, one of the greatest inventors with 1093 patents. (Banner ads).

Totally Absurd Inventions: America’s Goofiest Patents. A hilarious look at funny inventions that have patents issued by the United States and other governments.

United States Patent and Trademark Office. General Information Concerning Patents: What Are Patents, Trademarks, Servicemarks, and Copyrights? Patent Laws, What Can Be Patented, and more.

610 Medicine, Alternative medicine, (Herbal medicine)

Alternative Medicine: Herbs by Name: A-Z from Health and Age. Information for each herb includes: Botanical and Common Names, Photo, Overview, Plant Description, What’s It Made Of? Available Forms, How to Take It, Precautions, Possible Interactions, and Supporting Research. Herbs covered: Aloe, Black Cohosh, Cayenne, Dong Quai, Echinacea, Flaxseed, Ginseng, Huckleberry, Licorice, Marshmallow, Purple Clover, Rosemary, St. John’s Wort, Taheboo tree, Valerian, White Willow, and many others.

Alternative Medicine Center from HealthWorld Online. Contents: AltMed Update, Alternative Systems (Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy), Alternative Therapies (Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Biofeedback Training, Bodywork and Somatic Therapies, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Therapies, Energy Medicine, Expressive Arts Therapies, Fasting, Flower Remedies, Meditation, Music and Wellness, Yoga, and others), Guide to Understanding Alternative Medicine, and more.

BioMed Central: The Open Access Publisher. Over 100 Open Access journals covering all areas of Biology and Medicine.

Body1.com. Lots of health and medical information. Categories: Health News, Health Talk, Research a Condition, Research a Procedure (from Alternative Pain Treatment to Vagotomy), or Research a Diagnostic Test (from 3-D Imaging to X-Ray), First Aid, Quick Tips, and more.


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by Mrs. M. Grieve

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A Modern Herbal
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Botanical.com – A Modern Herbal. The hyper-text version of A Modern Herbal, first published in 1931, by Margaret Grieve, contains Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk-Lore of Herbs. Contents:

Calgary Health Region Calgary Health Region: Your Health Topics. Include: Allergies, Bones Joints and Muscles, Cancers, Digestive Systems, Ear Nose and Throat, Eyes and Vision, Genetics Birth Defects, Heart and Circulatory System, Immune System, Kidneys and Urinary System, and more.

Canadian Health Network Canadian Health Network. Health information you can trust. Provides links to Canadian and international health resources. A-Z Index.

Dietary and Herbal Supplements. Include links to Tips for Older Dietary Supplement Users, Fact Sheets on Specific Supplements, e.g. Black Cohosh, http://nccam.nih.gov/health/alerts/echinacea/index.htm”>Echinacea, Magnesium, Selenium, and many others, from National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health (NIH). See also Diseases and Conditions, Alternative Treatments and Therapies.

Herb Almanac: Symptoms. Product lists by common symptoms from Acne to Yeast Infection. Search Herb Almanac: Products for hundreds of natural remedies. Search By Keywords or Product Name, By Category, By Symptom, or By Homeopathic Remedy.

Herbal Medicine Chest: Herbal Medicine Handbook by Dr. Andrew Weil. See also Food as Medicine and Home Health Remedies: Natural Medicine Guide, A-Z.

Herbal Safety from University of Texas at El Paso and University of Texas, Austin. Site provides information about research findings related to medicinal plants and herbal use in this region as well as the safety of herbal product use. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

MDchoice.com. The Ultimate Medical Information Finder. Free access for consumers and health care professionals to online, physician-reviewed information. Medical Databases include MEDLINE (over 6000 Medical journals), CancerLit, AIDSLine, Healthcare and Employment. Browse Health Info Directory A-Z, or use Search Box to find your topic.

MedBioWorld. 25,000 links to medical and bioscience journals, associations and databases. Medical Resources include links to over 3500 Associations by Specialty, over 2500 Databases by Specialty, Medical News by Specialty, Medical Images & Illustrations, Medical Portals, Medical Abstracts, Medical Libraries, Medical Statistics, Medication Directories (Drug List), Online Pharmacies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Diseases & Conditions, Physician Search (in U.S.), Hospitals Worldwide, and much more.

The Merck Manual of Medical Information – Home Edition. Provides free, current, authoritative, complete, and comprehensive information on all areas of medicine. Most widely used medical textbook in the world now online in plain English with the same vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

Misdiagnosis from WrongDiagnosis.Com. This web site focuses on misdiagnosis of more than 1200 diseases and 300 symptoms. Research misdiagnosis in the Misdiagnosis Center, Research symptoms in the Symptom Center, Research diseases in the Diseases Center, and Research risk factors in the Risk Factor Center. Be sure to read and abide by the Terms and Conditions of Use before using this Web site.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Part of U.S. Federal Government’s National Institutes of Health, NCCAM conducts and supports research and provides information on complementary and alternative medicine to practitioners and the public.

New England Journal of Medicine. This week’s Table of Contents. Summaries, Extracts and one free Full-Text Article.

Purple Sage: Herb Profiles – Index of Herb Profiles by Common Name. Index of Herb Profiles by Botanical Name. Common Ailments & Herbal Treatments. Glossary.

RxList.com Alternative Medicine. Search for a few common alternative medicine by name. Browse these categories for FAQs and Monographs: Western Herbs, Chinese Herbal Remedies, and Homeopathics.

“Top Ten” Most Useful Websites selected by Medical Library Association (MLA).

WebMD. Comprehensive online health resource. Latest news in medicine. Features: Health Topics A-Z, Medical Encyclopedia, Self-Care Advisor, Drug Reference, Ask Our Experts, Alternative Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, Fitness, as well as Legal and Insurance Matters.

610.3 Medicine – Dictionaries, (Medical dictionaries), Medicine – Encyclopedias

AllRef.com Health – Medical Encyclopedia.

Health Square – The PDR® Family Guide™ Encyclopedia of Medicine. Search Topic Index A-Z for information on major illness, diseases and treatments. Browse in Drugs & Medicines by drug name to find information on over 1,000 prescription medications, their side effects and possible food and drug interactions.

Heart Center Encyclopedia. Pediatric Heart Information (heart conditions, symptoms, diagnoses, treatment, etc.) for Patients, Families, Medical Professionals, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Includes a Glossary.

Medical Dictionary. MedTerms™ online medical dictionary contains over 15,000 popular medical terms. Entries include standard medical terms as well as terms that relate to medicine and biomedical sciences.

Medical Dictionary and Medical Encyclopedia from MedlinePlus. The Adam Health Illustrated Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.



Medspeak Terms. Use the alphabetical index to look up a term, from Deciphering Medspeak, Medical Library Association (MLA). Rx Riddles Solved! – Definitions and meanings of medical “shorthand”, i.e. “scribbles” relating to prescription drugs, used by doctors, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.

On-Line Medical Dictionary. A searchable dictionary containing terms relating to biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, physics, plant biology, radiobiology, science and technology. Includes: acronyms, jargon, theory, conventions, standards, institutions, projects, eponyms, history, and anything else dealing with medicine or science.

610.6 Doctors without Borders (Association), Médecins sans frontières (Association), (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders. An international humanitarian aid organisation that has provided emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 80 countries around the world since 1971.

610.69 Physicians, (Doctors), (Medical profession), Surgeons, Women physicians

Academy of Health Information Professionals – Roster A-L, Academy Roster M-Z from Medical Library Association (MLA).

AMA Physician Select from American Medical Association: A reference source of demographic and professional information on individual physicians in the United States. Search for a doctor by name or by speciality.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario: Advanced Doctor Search or Easy Family Doctor Search. Find a doctor in your area. Site provides detailed information on each Ontario physician including registration number, primary practice address, specialities if any, hospital privileges, language(s) fluent, and whether or not new patients are accepted.

Dentist Locater / Dentist Locator. Find a dentist in your city or state in the United States.

DocFinderPlus. To begin your doctor search in the United States, choose Search by Doctor’s last name, by Zip code, or by City / Metropolitan Area.

DoctorDirectory.com. Physician Directory and Doctor Search in the U.S. Search by Specialty or by City/State.

DoctorsInfoSeek. Over 800,000 doctors just a click away. Find a doctor, Find a dentist, Find a pharmacy, Find a hospital, and Find other practioners in the United States.

Changing the Face of Medicine: Featured Physicians. Celebrating America’s Women Physicians. Search woman physicians by Physician Search, Keyword Search, or Index of Physicians.

Google Directory: Doctors.

Medident Directory - Vancouver Medident Directory – Vancouver, B.C. Vancouver medical and dental directory. Find doctors, dentists, psychologists, physiotherapists and hospitals in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Physician.info. Find a doctor worldwide.

WebMD Physician Directory. To search for a practicing physician in the U.S., choose one of the following search paths: Physician or Practice Name, Physician Location, or Physician Specialty.

610.73 Nursing, (Nurses), (Registered Nurses), Nurse practitioners

Nursing Internet Resources from University of Adelaide Library, Australia. See also Internet for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting – A free, “teach yourself” tutorial that lets you practise your Internet Information Skills.

Nursing Resources including Tutorials from Indiana University School of Nursing. Nursing Resources from LPNStudents.com (Licensed Practical Nurse). Nursing Resources from RNStudents.com (Registered Nurse).

Yahoo! Nursing.

611 Human anatomy

Anatomy from Encarta Encyclopedia: Introduction to Anatomy, Human Anatomy, and History of Anatomy. Includes multimedia items with photos, audio clips, videos, charts, and illustrations.

Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section. A digital library of anatomy information curated by Ronald A. Bergman, PhD Professor of Anatomy.

Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body. Henry Gray’s 1918 publication from Bartleby.com. Illustrated with 1247 engravings. Subject index with 13,000 entries.

Human Anatomy Online from Inner Learning Online. Animations, Images, Descriptions.

Human Anatomy Online. This site only works well with Netscape 3.0 and up. Examines the human body using images.

Interactive Atlases: Digital Anatomist Project. Includes: 2-D and 3-D views of the brain, 3-D views of thoracic organs, and other specimens.

Seeing Is Believing. 700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration.

611.36 Liver

50 Ways to Love Your Liver. Liver Health Information from American Liver Foundation. Liver Health Articles including What Are the Myths Vs. Facts About Alcohol and the Liver?

Diseases of the Liver. Artilces on liver diseased edited and produced by Dr. Howard J. Worman, Columbia University, NY. Includes Other Liver-Related World Wide Web Sites.

Liver Diseases from MedlinePlus. Contents include: General/Overviews, Anatomy/Physiology, Clinical Trials, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Nutrition, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Dictionaries/Glossaries, Organizations, Statistics, Children, and Women (Pregnancy and the liver).

Canadian Liver Foundation Liver Health from the Canadian Liver Foundation. How the liver works, Liver Facts, Alcohol and the Liver, Medications and the Liver, Diet and Exercise, Immunization. Liver Disease: How is Liver Disease Diagnosed, Adult Liver Diseases, Children’s Liver Diseases, Liver Disease Myths. Treatment and Liver Transplantation.

612 Human body

BrainPOP.com – Health: All About Your Body and How It Works. Pick a movie to watch. While waiting for the movie to load, you can play the quiz game. Health movies include: Spinal Cord, Your Body, Acne, Aging, Asthma, Babies, Blood, Blood Glucose, Body Chemistry, Brain, Broken Bones, Cancer, Cells, Diabetes, Digestion, Drug Abuse, Endocrine, Fitness, Genes, Growth, Hair, Hearing, Heart, Homeostasis, Immune, Lime Disease, Muscles, Nails, Nerves, Nutrition, Peak Flow, Period (Menstruation), Puberty, Respiration, Skeleton, Skin, Sleep, Smell, Taste, Teeth, Urinary, Vision, and Voice.

Human Body. Encyclopædia Britannica Article with links to many entries describing the body’s systems and major structures.

Human Body. Links to Research/Informational Sites on the Human Body and Anatomy, as well as Online and Offline Lesson Plans and Activities on the Human Body and Anatomy.

Human Body Online. A journey to explore the human body supported with pictures. Contents include Digestive System, Circulatory System, Nervous System, Female and Male Reproductive Systems, Skeletal System, Endocrine System, Urinary System, and Respiratory System and all the organs involved. Site also covers the Senses: Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch, and Hearing, as well as Human Anatomy links.

A Look Inside the Human Body. Simple and clear explanations of the Skeletal, Respiratory, Nervous, Muscular, Digestive, Circulatory Systems, and the Senses, with many colorful diagrams and illustrations. Excellent Fact Sheet with Answer Sheet.

612.1 Blood, Blood groups, Blood pressure, Blood – Circulation, (Blood Transfusion)

Blood Facts from American Red Cross. Blood Safety, Donor Eligibility, Red Blood Cell Supply.

Blood Facts from Bloodbook.com. Outline of blood facts, testing, blood transfusion, blood donation, safety, and uses.

Blood Group Basics: What Blood Type Are You? from the National Blood Service, UK. Blood Type Calculator, All About Your Blood Types, ABO System, Rh system, Blood around the world, Components of blood, History of blood transfusion, How blood is used, Blood transfusion, and more.

Blood Types Tutorial from Biology Project, University of Arizona. Human ABO markers, Blood types and genotypes, How are ABO alleles inherited? Blood type and Rh factor calculator, and more.

Circulation of the Blood – Ancient Chinese Technology from ThinkQuest. See also Blood Circulation: Circulatory System: Heart Diagram, Pulmonary Circulation, Blood (Plasma, Platelets, Red Blood Cells, Hemoglobin, White Blood Cells), Blood Vessels (Capillaries, Arteries, Veins), and Heart (Atrium, Ventricle, Blood Pressure).

Circulatory System – The Circle of Blood from the Franklin Institute Online. Systemic Circulation.

Circulatory System from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Heart and the Circulatory System from the National Health Museum, Access Excellence Classic Collection. Contents: Anatomy of the Heart: Pulmonary and Systemic Circuits and Blood Supply to the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Circulatory Problems, with color illustrations.

High Blood Pressure – Hypertension from Franklin Institute Online.

How to Give Blood from America’s Blood Centers. What is Blood? 56 Facts About Blood, Blood Transfusions – Knowing Your Options.

Lifeblood – Human Blood from Franklin Institute Online. Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, Plasma, Platelets, Blood Types, Rh Factors, Autologous Blood Donation.

612.82 Brain

The Human Brain. “Here you can get to know your brain – the food it likes, the challenges it craves, the rest it requires, the protection it deserves.” Table of Contents: Nourish, Protect, Renew.

She Brains – He Brains. Neuroscience for Kids. Differences in Total Brain Size, Differences in the Corpus Callosum, Differences in the Hypothalamus.

The Whole Brain Atlas. Atlas of normal brain structure and blood flow, Top 100 brain structures, Stroke or brain attack, Brain tumor, Alzheimer’s disease with a tour (time-lapse movies), Huntington’s disease, Multiple sclerosis with a tour, AIDS dementia, Herpes encephalitis with a tour, and more.

613 Health, Hygiene, Preventive medicine, Children – Health and hygiene, Health counseling, (Children – Diseases)

AllRefer Health. Medical resource provides comprehensive and authorative information and news on diseases, symptoms, tests, surgery, injuries, nutrition, medications, and poisons. Focuses on family and community health.

NOAH – New York Online Access to Health: Health Topics. A-Z Index include: AIDS & HIV, Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia, Anemia, Bone Diseases, Cancer, Diabetes, Environmental Health, Fractures, Sprains and Dislocations, Genetic Diseases, Hepatitis, Physical Fitness and Excercise, Pregnancy, Sleep Disorders, Smallpox, Tuberculosis, etc.

Search AllRefer Health:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contents: News, Travelers’ Health (for travelers outside of U.S. with alerts about disease outbreaks), Health Topics A-Z (Fact sheets, disease prevention and health information), Publications, Data and Statistics, Training and Employment, CDC Prevention Guidelines, Hoaxes and Rumors, Links to Emerging Infectious Disease Journal, and MMWR – The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.Health Finder. Focus on health in the U.S. Links to Health Library (health information from A to Z), Health News, Today’s Online Checkup, Just for You (health topics organized by age, by race and ethnicity, for men and women, and others), Health Care, Directory of Healthfinder® Organizations.Health Forecast Search from Weather.com. Enter a location (major city worldwide) or U.S. Zip Code to get your local Health Forecast. See weather related to: Aches & Pains, Allergies, Air Quality, Cold & Flu, Golf, Ski …Healthy Roads Media. Site provides 3 ways for you to access health information: Multimedia (pictures and sounds), Sound only, or in Written form. Topics include: Women’s Health, Dental Health, Violence & Abuse, Asthma, Flu, Diabetes, Smoking, Immunization, Heart, Other Health Issues: Cut Down on Salt and Sodium, Watch Your Weight, and more. Also available in Arabic, Bosnian, Somalian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

KidsHealth. One of the largest sites on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Includes hundreds of in-depth articles and features.

Medical / Health Sciences Libraries on the Web. Covers numerous links to major health centers, medical centers, health science libraries, etc. in almost all of the United States, plus US Territories, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, Other countries.

MedlinePlus: Interactive Health Tutorials. Health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Ttutorials require Flash plug-in, version 4 or higher. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition. Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, and Surgery and Treatment Procedures.

Medscape.com. Offers health professionals medical health information and educational resources. Topics include: News, Treatment Updates, Clinical Management, Resource Centers, Practice Guidelines, Library, Patient Resources, Managed Care, and Multi-specialty Links.

Patient Safety Network – A National Patient Safety Resource – continuously updated, annotated, and carefully selected collection of patient safety news, literature, tools, and resources from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in the United States. Safety Subjects include: Medication errors, Diagnostic errors, Post-operative surgical complications, etc.

PDR.net for Consumers. Getting Well Network provides disease information, risk factors, detection, prevention and treatment, coping with the disease. Diseases covered include: Allergy, Arthritis, Breast Cancer, Depression, Hypertension, Osteoporosis, and Ear Infection Otitis Media. Resources include: Drug Information, Herbal Medicines, Health News, Medical Dictionary, MEDLINE, Clinical Trial Information, Info about Doctors, and Magazine Archives. Note: PDR® = Physicians’ Desk Reference®.

613.2 Nutrition, Diet, Weight loss, Vitamins, Vegetarianism, Food – Cholesterol content, (Calories), (Carbohydrates), (Proteins), (Dietary fiber)

For Recipes see 641.5 Cooking, Recipes

aboutproduce.com. Search a produce from A-Z by keyword or by category: Fruit, Vegetable, Herb, or Nut. Search results will indicate varieties, selection tips, storage, ripening (if any), and handling of the produce, its nutritional and health benefits, recipes, serving tips, plus useful resources and fun facts.

Candy Calculator from Children Today. Use this candy calculator to find out just how many calories, how much fat and saturated fat you and your family are consuming when you munch caramels, gum, chocolate bars, jelly beans, lollipop, etc.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.

Dole 5 A Day: Reference Center. Contents include: Fruit & Vegetable Encyclopedia, Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Center, Top Performers of Foods High in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Folate, Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Facts Chart, FAQ, 5 A Day Facts, 5 A Day Fun, Students Activities and Teacher Resources.

Mayo Clinic: Vitamin and mineral supplements: Use with care, Herbal supplements: What to know before you buy.

Fast Foods Nutrition Calculators. McDonald’s. Get the Nutrition Facts for a McDonald’s Menu Item. McDonald's Canada McDonald’s Canada: Nutrition Calculator. Taco Bell Nutrition Calculator. Wendy’s Nutrition Fact Calculations for U.S. or Canada.

Food Guide Pyramid for info and to print posters.

Human Nutrition. Nutrition and Consumer Protection from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Contents include: Human nutrition – Profiles by country: Africa, Asia & South East Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Near East, Food safety and quality – Safety and quality assurance, Food chain, Good hygiene practices, and more.

My Pyramid Plan
My Pyramid Plan from MyPyramid.gov. Steps to a Healthier You from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Include Tips and Resources, Dietary Guidelines, My Pyramid Tracker. See USDA My Pyramid Unveiled for a brief critique by Bonnie Minsky.

Nutrition in the Fast Lane. Info on 2,400 menu items offered by over 50 of the most popular national fast-food and casual dining restaurant chains. Restaurants are listed alphabetically. At the top of each restaurant page are guides to various nutrition facts about each menu item.

Vegetarian FAQ from International Vegetarian Union (IVU).

The Vegetarian/Vegan Society of Queensland! Australia Popular Forum Articles, Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes, Nutrition Articles: Iron: The Myths and the Facts, What Every Vegan Should Know About Vitamin B12, Healthy Vegetarian/Vegan Eating, What to Eat Instead of Meat, plus Resources, Religion and Spirituality.

Vitamins and Nutriton Center. A Vitamin Information Center. Explore the latest vitamins research, detailed profiles on every vitamin, what to look for in a multivitamin, and what to look for when evaluating vitamins.

613.7 Exercise, Aerobics, Physical education, Physical fitness, Weight lifting

Exercise Library from American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest nonprofit fitness certification and education provider in the world. Choose from numerous specific exerices for Agility/Balance, Arms, Back, Chest, Core, Legs, Shoulders. Illustrated with photographs. Includes: Over 100 Fit Facts™ – concise, one-page information sheets, each covering a different health or fitness topic, Health and Fitness Tips – offer insight into the latest research, trends and workouts, Healthy Recipes, and more.

613.85 Smoking, Smoking cessation programs, Tobacco habit, (Addiction to nicotine), (Quit smoking), (How to stop smoking), (Smoke ending programs)

The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General of the United States. May 27, 2004.

Health Canada, Tobacco Control Program On the Road to Quitting – Guide to Becoming a Non-Smoker frpm Health Canada, Tobacco Control Program:

Factsheets About Tobacco
Smoking and Your Body
Tobacco Products Information Regulations – Toxic emissions – Fact: Tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals, including 50 carcinogens that are released when a cigarette is smoked.
Second-Hand Smoke and more.

Smoking Tobacco Facts Death & Cancer. Very graphic site, not for the faint of heart. Contents:
Epidemology: Tobacco Kills!!!
Cost to Society
Dangers of Tobacco
Larynx Cancer (graphically illustrated complete with sound, plus laryngeal biopsy video)
Lung Cancer
Oral Cancer
Secondhand Smoke (includes video)
Tobacco Addiction
Tobacco Withdrawal
Origins of Tobacco, and more.

615 Drugs, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical chemistry, (Pharmaceuticals), (Drugs – Chemistry), (Prescription drugs)

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs. A free public education website to help consumers in the United States save money on medicines. Reports compare a variety of prescription drugs on price, effectiveness and safety to help consumers and their doctors identify the most effective and affordable medicines. FAQs provide answers to many frequently asked questions, e.g. What exactly is a Best Buy Drug? What is a generic drug?

USA Flag CVS/pharmacy. Categories covered: Health & Wellness, Personal Care, Vitamins & More, Pharmacist Archive, WebMD Daily News, WebMD Live Events, HealthTracker, Prescriptions and Refills, Search for Drug, and Rx Prices.

Drug Index from Yahoo! Health. Select a drug name from A-Z, or 1-9. Information provided by Thomson MICROMEDEX. Provides generic names, brand names in U.S. and Canada, other commonly used names for this drug or medicine, description, proper use, dosing, missed dose, storage, additional information, date information last reviewed, plus precautions & side effects.

Drug Info from Medbroadcast.com. Excellent resource on drugs. Enter drug name or search by first letter of drug name. Results will give Brand Name, Common Name, How does this medication work? What side effects are possible with this medication? and other useful information. Important note: Contents of this site are for informational purposes only. Always seek your physician’s advice.

[email protected] from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Site contains a Catalog of FDA Approved Drug Products including prescription and over-the-counter human drugs currently approved and tentatively approved for sale in the United States as well as discontinued drugs, drug approval letters, approval history, latest approved labels, patient package insert, and review packages. You can search for official information about FDA approved brand name and generic drugs by Drug Name or Active Ingredient, or Browse by Drug Name A-Z, 0-9, or use Advanced Search Options. For general drug information: Call 301-827-4573 or 888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332), or E-mail your questions to [email protected].

drugstore.com. Includes detailed drug information and prices of numerous common medications. Features include: Fill your prescription online, Ask your pharmacist, Beauty and spa, Nutrition and wellness, Personal care, Medical reference with information on hundreds of ills and conditions from A to Z, and more.

Medicare Drug Benefit Calculator. This calculator allows you to enter your prescription drug costs to determine what you would pay under the Medicare reform proposal currently being considered in U.S. Congress.

Over-the-counter (OTC) Medicines from familydoctor.org. The Basics (OTC Drugs: Reducing the Risk of Adverse Effects …). OTC Medicines (Antacids and Acid Reducers, Antidiarrheals, Antiemetic Medicines, Antihistamines, Cough Medicine, Decongestants, Herbal Products and Supplements, Laxatives, Pain Relievers, Vitamins and Minerals). OTC Charts (OTC and Prescription Medicines that Contain Acetaminophen, Keeping Track of Your Child’s Medicine, Drug-Drug Interactions of Common OTC Drugs, Active Ingredients in OTC Medicines, OTC and Prescription Medicines that Contain NSAIDs).

RxList: The Internet Drug Index. Includes over 4500 medications, Drug Interaction Checker (check compatibility of all prescription and OTC drugs), Ask the Pharmacist, Drug FAQs, Patient Monographs (search for information on over 1,500 popular drugs), Taber’s Medical Encyclopedia (search for over 53,000 definitions), and RxLaughs (jokes).



615.8 Acupuncture

Acupuncture.com. Topics covered: Art of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncturists in Your Area (Licensed TCM practitioners around the world), Professional and Student Resources, FAQ, Acupuncture Research and Patient Testimonials.

615.85154 Music therapy

American Music Therapy Association Website: Music Therapy Makes a Difference. What is music therapy, Frequently Asked Questions About Music Therapy.

leaf Canadian Association for Music Therapy. Brief History of Music Therapy, Definition, Benefits of Music Therapy, Music Therapists, and more.

Music Therapy from WholeHealthMD.com. Contents: What Is It? How Does It Work? What You Can Expect, Health Benefits, How to Choose a Practitioner, and Cautions.

Music Therapy – Music Psychotherapy from PsychNet-UK. Links to Music Therapy and related sites.

Music Therapy. Undergraduate Fact Sheet from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI. What is music therapy, Why study music therapy, Career options.

Prelude Music Therapy. FAQs, What Is Music Therapy? What to Expect from a Music Therapist, Music Therapy in the Public Schools, Medical Music Therapy, Tips.

616 Diseases, (Illness), (Sickness), (Skin – Diseases)

See also 616.9 Communicable diseases.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Includes Infectious Disease Information from National Center for Infectious Diseases.

leaf Diseases Fact Sheets from Health Canada. Topics include: Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Chlamydia, Colorectal Cancer, Flesh-eating Disease, Flu, Genital Herpes, Gonorrhea, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), HIV/AIDS, Infant Botulism, Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever, Reye’s Syndrome, Skin Cancer, Syphilis, Tuberculosis (TB), Type 2 Diabetes, Whooping Cough (Pertussis). See also Public Health Fact Sheets from Region of Peel, ON. Topics include: Fifth Disease, Head Lice, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Influenza, Measles (rubeola), SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), West Nile Virus.

Globalhealthfacts.org – Global data on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria, Other Diseases & Health Conditions including Avian Flu Cases & Deaths, SARS Cases & Deaths, Yellow Fever Cases & Deaths, as well as Demography & The Economy (Population, Women, Population Under Age 15, Urban Population, Land Area, GDP Per Capita). Search Data by Country or Data by Topic. Glossary provides definitions for AIDS, Avian Flu, DOTS, HIV, Malaria, SARS, TB, Yellow Fever, and more.

Health: Diseases. Diseases Web site. Articles cover prevention, signs, symptoms, and treatment of many different diseases. Previously alphabetized by title, articles are now alphabetized by subject, i.e. by name of disease.

MayoClinic.com: Diseases and Conditions. Reference articles on diseases and conditions. Select a disease from A-Z, learn about signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, when to seek medical advice, screening and diagnosis, complications, treatments, prevention, self-care, coping strategies, complementary and alternative medicine.

WebMD Health: Diseases and Conditions. List of diseases from A-Z: Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain, Breast Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Migraines, etc. Includes SARS: To Protect Yourself Against SARS, If You Think You Might Have SARS, FAQ About SARS and more.

616.02 First aid

Active First Aid Online. From Australia, based on 5th edition of the book “Active First Aid”. Contents: Introduction to First Aid, Essential First Aid, Trauma, Medical Emergencies, Advanced First Aid, and General information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Childhood Illnesses and Conditions.

Emergency and First Aid from HealthyWorld Online.

First Aid & Safety from KidsHealth. Child safety is of top priority. Articles on Emergencies: What to Do, Home Safety & First Aid, Safety Away From Home, Outdoors & Seasonal Safety. Includes What Do I Do? Instruction Sheets, Emergency Contact Sheet, Emergency Contact Sheet (Travel Size), and more.

First Aid for Snake Bite: What to do immediately following a snake bite. Includes A Discussion of Traditional Snake Bite Treatment, Field Safety Tips, and FAQ such as How deadly is the rattlesnake? Can a snake strike or bite underwater? How far can a snake strike or leap?

Online Safety Library: First Aid. Articles and Information from Oklahoma State University. Include: Medical and First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, CPR Is for Everyone, First Aid Manual, Snakebite Emergency Webpage, and more.

Skin Emergencies. Illustrated step by step guide on how to treat Bee or Wasp Stings, Cuts and Scratches, Burns, Itchy Dry Skin or Allergic Reactions.

616.0757 Radiology, Radiography, Diagnostic imaging, (X-rays)

RadiologyInfo – The radiology information resource for patients. Site developed jointly by American College of Radiology and Radiological Society of North America. Contents include: Diagnostic radiology – (Angiography – CTA, MRA, Computed Tomography – CT or CAT Scan, Interventional Radiology – IR, Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MR or MRI, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine – NM, Ultrasound – US, Sonography, X-ray – Radiography), Interventional Radiology – (Angioplasty, Biopsy, Stenting …), Radiation Therapy. See All Procedures – A-Z. Radiology in Motion – 9 Video Clips. Doctor Finder – Find an Interventional Radiologist in United States or Canada.

Society of Interventional Radiology – Patients and Public. Contents include: What Is Interventional Radiology (IR)? Common Interventional Procedures: Angiography, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telanglectasia – HHT, Stroke, Varicose Veins and numerous other IR treatments and procedures, with descriptions and illustrations.

616.2 Cold (Disease), (Common cold), Influenza, (Flu)

American Lung Association: Influenza Fact Sheet.

Avian influenza – fact sheet from World Health Organization (WHO). Avian influenza is an infectious disease of birds caused by type A strains of the influenza virus. The disease, which was first identified in Italy more than 100 years ago, occurs worldwide.

Basic Information About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Common Cold. Understanding Colds (e.g. What a Common Cold Is, How Cold Virus Infection Occurs, What Causes Cold Symptoms), Treatment, Complications, and Prevention, as well as some Myths of the Common Cold.

Common Cold. Info from MedlinePlus.

Common Cold Centre. Common Cold Basics include: Common cold information, Summer colds, Conventional common cold medications, Alternative common cold medications, and A cure for the common cold.

Flu from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Influenza: The Disease from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

616.6 Infertility, Human fertility, (Fertilization in vitro), (Childlessness), (Infertile couples)

The Fertility Race. Major topics include: Twenty Years of Test-Tube Babies, HIV and Fertility, Surrogate Motherhood, and the Fertility Industry. Site also includes Statistics and a Glossary.

Infertility from MedlinePlus Health Information. Includes Latest News, Overviews, Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Trials, Coping with Infertility, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Research, Treatment, Glossary, Law and Policy, Organizations, and Statistics.

Infertility Educational Articles from Internet Health Resources. Topics include infertility diagnosis, infertility treatment, egg donation, egg donors, male infertility, infertility drugs and medication, infertility glossaries, financial and legal aid, social issues, and fertility pictures.

616.8 Brain – Diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Cerebral palsy, Stroke, Mad Cow Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Fact Sheet from ADEAR – Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center.

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) – Also known as Mad Cow Disease. A chronic, degenerative disorder affecting the central nervous system of cattle.

eCerebralPalsy.com. Articles and resources about Cerebral Palsy.

Yahoo! Mad Cow Disease.

616.83 Tourette syndrome

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Includes Q & A: What is TS? How are tics classified? What are the first symptoms? Is it inherited? Is there a cure? and other questions and answers, as well as Articles on Tourette Syndrome published in the Green Leaflet Newsletter, e.g. Tourette Syndrome: Myths and Facts by Dr. Roger D. Freeman, and others.

Tourette’s Syndrome from Mental-Health-Matters.com. Contents include: Description, Diagnosis, Related Articles, Books, Symptoms, Treatments, Medications, Printable Info Page, Resource List, and more.

Tourette’s Syndrome from MD Virtual University. Contents: Description, Symptoms/Findings, Age at Onset/Epidemiology, Causes/Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Additional Resources.

616.9 Communicable diseases, (Black death), (Bubonic plague), Ebola, Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever, Plague, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), West Nile Virus (WNV)

Communicable Disease Fact Sheet.

Communicable Diseases listed in A-Z order. Brief information on each disease from New York State Department of Health.

Factsheets some in PDF from National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), Bethesda, MD.

Infectious Diseases. Info on Malaria, Measles, Polio from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Hear Bill Gates on Vaccines.

Infectious Disease Information. Index A-Z: Illnesses, Conditions, Concerns, Programs – from National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Infectious Facts. Fact sheets from Directors of Health Promotion & Education (DHPE), Washington, DC. Infectious diseases listed from A-Y, including: Anthrax, Bacterial meningitis, Cat scratch disease, Chickenpox, Chlamydia, Diphtheria, Eastern & Western equine encephalitis, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Group A & Group B streptococcus, Haemophilus influenzae b, Head lice, Hepatitis A, B, & C, Influenza, Lyme disease, Malaria, Measles, Mumps, Norwalk virus infection, Otitis Media, Pertussis, Plague, Polio, Rabies, Ringworm, Rocky mountain spotted fever, Rubella, Scabies, Syphilis, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Valley fever, Yellow Fever, and more. See also Addressing Infectious Disease Threats.

Understanding Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases in PDF, 23 pages, with diagrams and glossary, Excerpt, part of Curriculum Supplements Series Grades 9-12 from National Institutes of Health (NIH). Topics include: Nature of Infectious Diseases, Microbes That Cause Infectious Diseases, Occurrence of Infectious Diseases, Public Health Measures to Prevent Infectious Diseases, Treatment of Infectious Diseases, and others.

WebMD Health: Diseases and Conditions. List of diseases from A-Z: Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain, Breast Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Migraines, etc. Includes SARS: To Protect Yourself Against SARS, If You Think You Might Have SARS, FAQ About SARS and more.


Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever – (Ebola HF) is a severe, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees), from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ebola haemorrhagic fever: Fact sheet from World Health Organization (WHO). Transmission, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Therapy and Vaccine, Containment, Contacts, History, Natural reservoir. See also Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Fact Sheet from WebMD.

Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever

Marburg haemorrhagic fever – A severe and highly fatal disease caused by a virus. See also Marburg haemorrhagic fever – fact sheet from World Health Organization (WHO).

Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Questions and Answers About Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever.

Marburg Virus from MDTravelHealth.

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Description: Ebola and Marburg: Filoviral Diseases, Lassa Fever: Arenaviral Diseases, Rift Valley Fever (RVF) and Related Bunyaviral Diseases, Occurrence, Risk for Travellers, Prevention, Treatment.


The Black Death: Bubonic Plague. Contents include: Black Death Spreads, The Plague: Will it Ever End? I Saw the Death, The Medieval Miracles of Healing – Medical Science, plus links.

Plague. From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contents: Introduction, General Information, Fact Sheet, Questions and Answers, Images, The Bacterium, Natural History, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control, Scientific Literature, CDC World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Plague.

Plague. Articles from WebMD.

Public Health Fact Sheet – Plague from Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Fact Sheet: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) from U.S. Consulate General, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
SARS: Fact Sheet from Peel Health Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Fact Sheet from Peel Health. Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): Fact Sheet from Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services..

How SARS Works from How Stuff Works.

SARS. Articles from WebMD.

SARS – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome from About.com.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). What Everyone Should Know About SARS from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). FAQ from World Health Organization.

West Nile Virus (WNV)

West Nile Virus from Health Canada West Nile Virus from Health Canada. Includes: West Nile Virus: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment, How to Protect Yourself & Your Family from West Nile Virus – Public Health Agency of Canada.

West Nile Virus. Articles from WebMD.

West Nile Virus Basics. From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

West Nile Virus – Federation of Ontario Naturalists (FON) Fact Sheet.

West Nile Virus: PA’s Official West Nile Virus Website. From Pesticide Education Program, Pennsylvania State University.

616.99 Cancer

American Cancer Society. Learn about cancer, treatment options, treatment decision tools, clinical trials, coping. Cancer Survivors Network. Statistics, prevention and early detection of cancer. Facts and figures, publications, media information, research programs, and more.

Canadian Cancer Society Canadian Cancer Society. Information on Specific cancers, Seven Steps to Health, Cancer glossary, Cancer encyclopedia, Current research, Clinical trials, Canadian cancer stats, Stats at a glance, and more.

Cancer Center from Yahoo! Health. Cancer Guide from American Cancer Society: What Is Cancer? Basic Facts, Early Detection & Symptoms, Bone Metastases, Prevention, Environmental Risks, Cancer Treatment. Cancer Centers: Chemotherapy Guide, Breast, Cervical, Colorectal, Lung, Lymphoma, Prostate, Skin, Stomach, Testicular, Radiation Therapy Guide, and More Cancers. Related Resources: Bone Health for Cancer Patients, Cancer Overview, Cancer Resources, Diet for Treatment, Metastasis, Tumor, and more.

Cancer.gov. A service of the National Cancer Institute. Topics: Types of Cancer, Treatment Options, Clinical Trials, Genetics, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention, Testing for Cancer, Coping with Cancer, Support and Resources, Cancer Literature, Current Cancer Information, and more. Includes a Dictionary of Cancer Terms.

Choose Your Cover – Skin Cancer Prevention Campaign. From U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

OncoLink. Mission of the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center is to provide free and accurate cancer-related information to cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public. Topics: Types of Cancer, Cancer Treatments, Coping with Cancer, Screening and Prevention, Cancer News, Clinical Trials, Global Resources, Cancer FAQs, and Symptom Management.

Pancreatic Cancer Frequently Asked Questions. What is pancreatic cancer? What are the stages of pancreatic cancer? How is pancreatic cancer diagnosed? What is the surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer? What is the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer? and other FAQs.

617 Surgery

American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Learn About Hand Care from the Experts: Read what hand surgeons say about carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and other hand problems and diseases, Advice on Keep Your Hands and Fingers Safe, Hand Anatomy, View a 4-minute video on What is Hand Surgery, and more.

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery from MedlinePlus. Latest News, Overviews, Pictures/Diagrams, Specific Conditions, Dictionaries/Glossaries, Directories, Statistics, and more. Topics include: Blepharoplasty (eyelid), Face lift (rhytidoplasty), Liposuction (fat removal), Rhinoplasty (nose), Botox, Breast Reconstruction, Scars, Skin Aging, Varicose Veins, Procedures and Therapies.

Surgery Information from (HSA) Hand Surgical Associates, Boston. Please review the entire subject at least 4 weeks prior to surgery: preoperative instructions, the day of surgery, post operative instructions, and cast care instructions. Important note: “This is not a patient support site and not an endorsed treatment guideline.”

618.2 Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Childbirth

Childbirth.org. Features include: Ask the Pros, Birth Plans, Birth Stories, Boy or Girl, Cesareans, Doulas, Internet resources for Educators, Episiotomy, FAQs, Feeding Baby, Fertility, Finding a Childbirth Class, Search Childbirth.org, VBAC, Week by Week (fetal development), and more.

Parenthood.com – Pregnancy. Information on Fetal Development, Baby’s Sex, Birth Defects, Contraception, Due Date and Ovulation Calculators, Episiotomy, Facts and Figures, Labor and Delivery, Miscarriage, Postpartum, Ultrasound Image, and more.

618.92 Children – Diseases, (Childhood diseases), (Medicine, Pediatric), (Pediatrics)

Child and Teen Health Topics and Children’s Health from MedlinePlus, a service of U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Children’s Diseases / Pediatrics from Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa.

Childhood Diseases from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Selected symptoms include: Cough, Diarrhea, Ear infection, Fever, Rash, Runny nose, Vomiting. Selected childhood diseases include: amebiasis, bacterial meningitis, Chagas disease, common cold, tetanus, tuberculosis, whipworm infection, and others.

Common Childhood Diseases from NetDoctor.co.uk. Symptoms, Treatment, Incubation period, Infectious period for each disease: Chickenpox, Whooping cough, Fifth disease (erythema infectiosum), Three-day-fever (roseola infantum), Hand, foot and mouth disease, Scarlet fever – Based on a text by Dr Carl J Brandt.

Infections from KidsHealth. Topics include: Cold & Flu Review, Common Childhood Infections, Bacterial & Viral Infections, Ear Infections, Eye Infections, Fungal Infections (Ringworm, Yeast, etc.), Immunizations, Lung & Respiratory Infections, Medical Tests, Parasitic Infections (Worms, Lice, etc.), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Skin Infections & Rashes, Stomach & Intestinal Infections.

Paediapaedia: An Imaging Encyclopedia of Pediatric Disease by Michael P. D’Alessandro M.D., Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Iowa. Contents include: Neonatal Chest Diseases, Chest and Airway Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Genitourinary Diseases, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Neurological Diseases.

Virtual Pediatric Hospital. Pediatric Common Questions Quick Answers. Find answers to Diseases and Conditions, or locate a topic in alphabetical order from Abdominal Pain to X-Rays.

620.8 Human engineering, (Ergonomics), (Biomechanics)

Ergonomics from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Find out What is Ergonomics, Computer Workstation Ergonomics (be aware of how the design and arrangement of your equipment can impact your comfort, health, and productivity), Laboratory Ergonomics, Industrial Ergonomics (Lifting techniques), and Ergonomics Primer (Postures to avoid, Motions to avoid, and other tips).

621.48 Nuclear energy, Nuclear engineering, Nuclear power plants

Joseph Gonyeau’s Virtual Nuclear Tourist! Nuclear Plants Around the World. Contents include: FAQs – Why is nuclear power used? Where are nuclear power plants located in the United States and in the world? What types of nuclear waste are generated? What is a meltdown? Terrorism and Security, Transportation of Nuclear Waste, Operating a Nuclear Power Plant, Inside the Nuclear Power Plant, View a video, and much more.

Nuclear Age Timeline from U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management. Historical timeline traces the nuclear age from 1895-1993, from discovery of x-rays and radioactivity to the explosion of the first atomic bomb and subsequent clean up of the contamination from the last 50 years of the nuclear age.

Nuclear Power: News. Consolidated News: Nuclear Power, Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Electricity.

621.8 Cranes, derricks, etc., Hoisting machinery, Elevators, Escalators, (Lifts)

Elevator from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Illustrated. Contents include: History, Modern elevator construction, Elevator safety, Uses of elevators, Dumb waiter, Controlling elevators (Floor numbering, elevator algorithm, Computer dispatched), U.S. and Canadian elevator standard specifics, Manufacturers of elevators, and more.

Elevator Escalator U.S. Fact Sheet. Over 575,000,000 riders take an elevator or escalator in the U.S. daily (1996).

Escalator from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Illustrated. Contents include: Designs – Escalators, Moving walkways, High-speed walkways, Inclined moving sidewalks, Spiral escalators, History, Usage, Longest escalators and systems, Etymology.

Forklift from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Illustrated. Contents: Characteristics, Control and capability, Forklift safety.

Forklift Safety Signs from Safety Sign and Brimar.

How Hydraulic Cranes Work by Kevin Bonsor, from HowStuffWorks.

General Elevator and Escalator Information from OTIS. Contents: History of Elevators, How Elevators Work, How Escalators Work. In 1853, Elisha Graves Otis introduced the world’s first safety elevator in Yonkers, New York – changing the shape of the modern world.

622 Coal mines and mining, Gold mines and mining, Mining engineering, (Mines and mineral resources)

Canadian Mining Facts Canadian Mining Facts. Click on a provincial or territorial flag to learn mining facts for each province and territory of Canada.

Canadian Mining Industry Canadian Mining Industry”>, Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. See also A History of Mining and Mineral Exploration in Canada and Outlook for the Future.

Coal Mine from Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Virtual tour of Coal Mine Old Ben #17: Descend 600 feet underground, Mining in the 1930s – Machinery is introduced into the mines, and Mining Today – Safety is the key in today’s modern mine. Plus Mining Links.

CountryMine. Complete mining information on the world mining industry by country. Includes mines and mining properties in the country, a snapshot of the country’s mining activities, links to geological and other maps, and more.

Glossary of Mining Terms relating mainly to coal mining.

Gold from BambooWeb Directory. Notable characteristics of gold, Applications, History of gold, Value of gold, Occurrence, Compounds, Isotopes, Precautions.

Gold Downunder. Properties of Gold, Gold in Australia, How is Gold Used? How Does Gold Form? What Is Gold Worth? Are You Worth Your Weight in Gold? Gold Glossary, Gold Quiz.

Mining Education from Mining USA.com. Includes: What Coal Miners Do, Coal Education Web Site, Coal: Ancient Gift Serving Modern Man, Coal Terms Glossary, and more.

623.8 Ships, Shipbuilding, Steamboats, (Cruise ships), (Ocean Travel)

Cruise Ships. Cruiseships.org.uk contains a collection of websites dedicated to Cruise Ships of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Here you can Find Cruise Ships by Name, Cruise Ships on order, Learn more about Queen Mary 2, Find Ship Builders and Cruise Operators, Find out about Cruise Line Histories, Visit the Photograph site, and more.

Viking Ships – General Resources including links to History of Shipbuilding, Viking Ship Construction, and many more.

623.88 Signals and signaling, (Maritime signal flags), (Semaphore flags)

International Signal Flags [Demo]. Learn the Meanings of International Maritime Signal Flags as well as the Semaphore Flag Signalling System. Type in the text to translate. Test your knowledge of signal flags.

624 Bridges, Civil engineering, (Suspension bridges), (Viaducts)

Bridge Building: Art and Science. Numerous links to bridge sites including all types of bridges (arch, beam, suspension, moving, pontoon, …), bridge art, bridge engineers, bridge poem, bridge songs, and more.

BridgePros. Site is dedicated to the Engineering, History and Construction of Bridges. Learning Center provides a game to match bridge types to locations, information on how bridges work, the basics for bridge design, glossary, as well as resources on building bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, domes and dams.

Building Big: Bridge Basics. Since ancient times, engineers have designed three major types of bridges to withstand all forces of nature: beam bridge, truss bridge, and arch bridge.

Great Bridges – Facts and Photos from About.com. Topics include: Bridges in Asia, Europe and England, and United States, Bridge Builder Magazines, Bridges on the Internet, Bridge Research, Cable Supported Bridges, Photo Gallery.

iCivilEngineer. The Civil Engineering Web Directory. Includes: Latest Civil Engineering News, Basics, Ethics, History of Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Construction, Earthquake Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Structural Engineering, Surveying, Transportation Engineering, Famous Engineers (Ammann, Brunel, Eiffel, Terzaghi), Landmarks (Bridges, Dams, Roads, Tunnels), and more.

Top Ten Bridge Sites. Top 10 links include: Structurae from Germany on different types of bridge structures, The BridgeSite, How Bridges Work, Bridge Engineering Homepage, Links to Bridges from Northwestern University.