Helpful Medical Links That Go Deeper

Need medical information that goes deeper than or covers areas other than those covered by and the like?  Here are some more specialized sites for your consideration.

Should Your Child See a Doctor?

If you’re worried about your child’s health, this site will likely help you make a decision as to what to do next.  From the site:  “These guidelines (topics) are intended to help you determine how sick your child is and if you need to call your child’s doctor. Their second purpose is to help you treat your child at home when it is safe to do so.” (Emphasis mine)

Medline Plus

You may already be familiar with Medline Plus, as it is similar to WebMd and other health portals.  The distinction with this site is it is directly funded and informed by the federal government.  From the site: “Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up-to-date. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 975 diseases and conditions. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MedlinePlus is updated daily and can be bookmarked at the URL: There is no advertising on this site, nor does MedlinePlus endorse any company or product.”

The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of John Hopkins Medical Center publishes a media center with videos and podcasts.  From the site: “Your video channel for cancer learning is a click away. Tune to the Kimmel Cancer Center’s YouTube channel to learn about the latest discoveries in cancer and education on cancer topics, including clinical trials, caregiving, finances, and social security. New videos are added periodically, so subscribe to the channel for instant updates.”

Foodborne Illness

Did you know that each year 1 in 6 of us will get sick due to contamination in something we eat or drink? Knowing how to avoid and/or treat these illnesses is important. The CDC is here to help. The CDC is a vast federal organization with a vast website, so it may be daunting for some.  The site on Foodborne Illness is full of helpful information and easy to use. From the site: “Foodborne illness (sometimes called ‘foodborne disease,’ ‘foodborne infection’, or ‘food poisoning’) is a common, costly—yet preventable—public health problem. Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. Many different disease-causing microbes, or pathogens, can contaminate foods, so there are many different foodborne infections. In addition, poisonous chemicals, or other harmful substances can cause foodborne diseases if they are present in food.”

Anatomy Atlases

The Anatomy Atlases are no joke.  Created by Dr. Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., who has taught anatomy at eminent universities for decades, it is a comprehensive and detailed anatomy atlas for use by doctors, students and various medical professionals, that can also be perused and used by laypeople. It lists as its mission: “To educate patients, healthcare providers, and students in a free and anonymous manner; For the purpose of improving patients’ care, outcome, and lives; Using current, authoritative, trustworthy health information; While serving as a platform for research into the challenges facing world-wide information distribution.”

Further, its goals are to “Curate a comprehensive digital library of anatomy information for patients and providers, Maximize the impact of this digital library by enhancing awareness among potential users at local, national, and international levels, Ensure an optimal educational experience through simplicity and clarity in design, and Lead the way to a better understanding of digital libraries through a process of on-going evaluation.”

Despite its free status this may be the most helpful, informative site out there concerning Anatomy.


Store, Restaurant, and Post Office Hours

This website provides store and restaurant hours, along with their address, phone number, and weblink. It is extremely useful for its post office locations, which include phone numbers to individual locations. A map also shows where the business is. A driving map finder is available on the site from Yahoo! maps. Other cities besides Memphis are provided by state and then city.

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012, is a book that is published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The number of fish farmers, along with the status of the fishing fleet is provided. Fish processing, consumption, and commodity statistics are also listed. Finally, the governance and outlook for the fish industry is displayed. Many other statistics are also available within the book.

America’s Cuisine

From the site, “America’s Cuisine has assembled 2,153 recipes from the nation’s best restaurants. The country’s finest chefs reveal their secrets in our extensive collection of restaurant recipes. These printable restaurant recipes can be prepared at home to satisfy your culinary cravings!” Recipes range from appetizers to desserts.

Restaurants in different cities are listed, including those in New Orleans, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Memphis restaurants are well represented and include everything from “Chez Phillippe” to “Automatic Slim’s”. Each restaurant includes the address, the chef, some recipes, and where they are located.



The Organic Center

“The Organic Center is a great website that focuses on the science behind organic agricultural production. Their mission is ‘to generate credible, peer reviewed scientific information and communicate the verifiable benefits of organic farming and products to society.’ Under the ‘State of Science’ tab at the top of the page visitors should check out the ‘Hot Science’ section. The articles listed here will give the visitor an idea of all the aspects of organic production there are, and why they are important. For instance, articles such as ‘Common Insecticide Causes Neurological Deficits in Children’, ‘Soil Quality from Long-term Organic Management Nearly Doubles Flavonoids in Organic Tomatoes’ and ‘Hormone Growth Promoters Feed to Beef Cattle Linked to Adverse Impacts on Male Sexual Development’. The ‘Organic Resources’ tab at the top of the homepage has links to ‘Consumer Resources’ and ‘Science Resources’, which are loaded with links to websites regarding all aspects of organic agriculture. The ‘Leaders in Organics’ link, also under the ‘Organic Resources’ tab, has articles by a food scientist and by the chief marketing executive of an organic food company. Visitors interested in receiving the Organic Center’s monthly e-newsletter, The Scoop, can sign up by clicking on the ‘News & Media’ tab, and then clicking on the ‘Newsletter Archive’ link. After signing up, visitors should browse the archives of the newsletter, which go back to the beginning of 2007.”

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