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Our Links section provides access to reference information on the following topics: 

Associations, Societies and Non Government Organizations (NGO's)

The American Thoracic Society has information about lung diseases, smoking cessation, environmental issues and pollution
http://www.thoracic.org

The American College of Chest Physicians has information about clinical care for heart and lung diseases
http://www.chestnet.org

The Infectious Disease Society of America has information about diagnosis and treatment of treatment of infectious diseases (viral, bacterial, worms and parasites)
http://www.idsociety.org

MDlinx connects to numerous sites and is a resource for general medical information
http://www.mdlinx.org

Infectious disease news has information about latest updates in treatment of infections as well as developing alerts on epidemics
http://infectiousdiseasenews.com/

Patient Health Care Sites

The Mayo Clinic has extensive information about a large number of medical conditions and their treatment
http://mayoclinic.com/

The American Association of Retired People (AARP) has information about drugs, medical conditions and advise about staying healthy
http://www.aarp.org/health

The American Cancer Society has information about cancer, its treatments and links to information about clinical trials.
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

The American Diabetes Association has facts about diabetes, nutrition and recipies.
http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp

Family Doctor - Easy to read general information about many health problems from the American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org/

Healthfinder - The US Department of Health and Human Services site with a general health library
http://healthfinder.gov/

KidsHealth Information about childhood diseases with areas for kids to read as well
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/

Medem has a medical library using links from medical societies about a number of medical problems
http://www.medem.com/medlb/medlib_entry.cfm

National Cancer Institute has information about cancer, it’s treatment and available clinical trials
http://www.cancer.gov

WebMD contains news updates about health and conditions specific information.
http://www.webmd.com

World Health Organization (WHO) and other World Health Sites

The World Health Organization (WHO) has information member nations and international epidemics
http://www.who.int/en/

The Center for Disease Control has information infectious diseases world wide as well as treatment and diagnostic information
http://www.cdc.gov/

The CIA World Factbook has information about countries around the world from the United States Central Intelligence Agency
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

The United States Department of State has information countries around the world
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

The British Government Department of Health has information world wide health problems and links to many other organizations
http://www.doh.gov.uk/international/

The United Nations Human Development report has extensive information about the state of health and living conditions on nations around the globe
http://www.undp.org/hdr2003/

The World Bank has statistics about the about the state of healthcare and living conditions on nations around the globe
http://www.worldbank.org/data/databytopic/health.html

The United Nations Statistics Division has statistics about world health and information on progress towards the Millennium Indicators
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/

The European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA) has information about drugs available in Europe or distributed from European countries around the world
http://www.emea.eu.int/index/indexh1.htm/

United States Government Sites

The US office of Global Health has information about health departments and international health contacts around the world
http://www.globalhealth.gov

The Center for Disease Control has information infectious diseases world wide as well as treatment and diagnostic information
http://www.cdc.gov/

The CIA World Factbook has information about countries around the world from the United States Central Intelligence Agency
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

The United States Department of State has information about countries around the world
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

The US Food and Drug Administration has extensive links to International Organizations and Foreign Government Agencies
http://www.fda.gov/oia/agencies.htm#intlorg

Health Departments

Hawaii Department of Health has information all of the Hawaiian Islands (Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, Lanai, Molokai and Nihau)
http://www.state.hi.us/health/eh

Maldives Department of Health has information about the Maldive islands
http://www.health.gov.mv

Marshall Island Department of Health has information about all of the Marshall islands
http://www.eh.doe.gov/health/marshall/marshall.htm

The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Global Health has information about world health departments and other health information
http://www.globalhealth.gov

World Wide Health Department Links.com has information health department links world wide
http://www.medwebplus.com

Weather and Ocean Science Sites

Scripps Institute of Oceanography is a basic resource of ocean science information
http://www.sio.ucsd.edu

http://ioc3.unesco.org/itic/ The international tsunami information center has updates on worldwide tsunami warnings, research and history 

Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POPO) is an international network of major oceanographic institutions
http://www.ocean-partners.org/bmain.html

Oceana has information about the oceans of the world and the marine environment
http://www.oceana.org

NOAA The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has information about the marine sciences, the marine environment and weather
http://www.noaa.gov/

Seacology is devoted to improving the environment on islands
http://www.seacology.org

Spacestar.com is a compilation of a number of weather sites worldwide
http://www.spacestar.com/users/cruiser/weather/weather.htm

National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/?region=1&id=pacific.2007.04.02.001300
has active updates about Tsunami’s around the world

International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC)
http://www.tsunamiwave.info/
has information about Tsunami’s – basic info and warnings

NOAA Center for Tsunami Research
http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/index.html
has basic scientific information about tsunami’s

NOAA Center for Tsunami Research - links
http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/tsu_links.html
Useful Tsunami Links

Earth Guide from UCSD
http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/tsunami/tsunami/simulations.html
Has computer simulations of tsunami propogation

Humanitarian Early Warning Service is a global multi-hazard watch to support humanitarian prepardeness
http://www.hewsweb.org/home_page/default.asp

Alert net gives extensive information about humanitarian emergencies
http://www.alertnet.org/

Diet, Exercise and Preventative Health

Crossfit.com provides an excellent overview of fitness and how to maintain it.
http://www.crossfit.com

Lahaina Lighthouse is an Excel spreadsheet containing a very large assortment of random links that we find useful
http://www.oceanmedicine.org/documents/lahaina_light_house.xls

Dr. Lois Englberger, PhD. Island Food Community of Pohnpei

Dr. Englberger has written several articles about island nutrition

United States National Library of Medicine (NLM)

MEDLINE Plus http://medlineplus.gov/ offers peer reviewed health information edited for patients and their families.

MEDLINE Plus Tour http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tour/tour.html offers an 8 minute animated tour of how to use Medline Plus -- you need a flash plug in for your computer

NLM Tutorial http://www.hepb.org/nlmtutorial/ The Hepatitis B foundation offers a great online tutorial on how to use Medline Plus, Medline/PubMed and Clinical Trials.gov

Clinical Trials http://clinicaltrials.gov/ has information about current clinical trials in progress for a number of diseases in an easily searchable format

PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi? Has access to the Medline and PreMedline databases with over 11 million references.

TOXNET http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/ contains extensive information about hazardous substances and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals

ToxTown http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov is an animated program for consumers and patients about toxic substances found in every day activities

ToxSeek is an NLM metasearch engine and clustering tool that enables the simultaneous searching of many different toxicology and environmental health information databases and web sites

Haz-Map http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/ contains information about health hazards in the workplace.

Household Products Database http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/ provides information about consumer brand products with possible side effects.

Images from the History of Medicine http://wwwihm.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/gw_44_3/chameleon?skin=nlm contains 60,000 images for most imaginable medical topics.

AIDSinfo http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/ provides current information on diagnosis and treatment of aids.

Web Links

http://services.aamc.org/jsp/mededportal/goLinkPage.do?link=home

Lahaina Lighthouse spreadsheet (will open xls document in a new window)

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