Web Links: Science


Health & Medicine

The American Academy of Dermatology   Sections include: Patient Information, Find a Dermatologist, Professional Info, Members Only, AAD Online, SkinCarePhysicians.com, AADA, Sulzberger Institute, Contact the AAD, Marketplace, and Employment Opportunities.  Of particular note is the ease of locating a dermatologist.  Well layed out -- an award-winning site.

Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray - "The Bartleby.com edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings-many in color-from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the
Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn."  Bartleby is a bookstore - but they provide an astounding number of reference works (note the links) on-line for free.  The advertising is unobtrusive.  An excellent site.

CancerWEB  "A multimedia information resource for oncology based in the UK, this resource service is provided free of charge and is run completely by unpaid individuals. The Gray Laboratory kindly allows us usage of their server."

Dietary Guidelines pdf  Published under the auspices of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, NOTE that this is a PDF file and requires the Adobe Acrobat® Reader to open it.  If you do not have an Acrobat® Reader you can download one at: Adobe Acrobat Reader - Download.  

Drugscope.org.uk  "DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs."  Provides a searchable database on drugs and a list of drug-related terms with definitions.

The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) is located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture ( USDA) and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). "FNIC's mission, since 1971, has been to collect and disseminate information about food and human nutrition."

Freeality.com Online Medical Resources   Lots of links to medical information - of varying quality.  As with all Freeality sites, expect lots of up-front advertising.

Health Information & Statistics Texas Department of Health Medical and Research Library provides links to health information web sites.

Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)  Web page of the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program

Healthfinder  - "Your guide to reliable health information. Carefully selected health information Web sites from government agencies, clearinghouses, nonprofits, and universities."  Provided by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Insure Kids Now  - "A national campaign to link the nation's 10 million uninsured children - from birth to age 18 - to free and low-cost health insurance.  Many families simply don't know their children are eligible."  This page is furnished by the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services.  Linkage is provided to the Texas Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Available en Español.

iBionet.com  Symptoms & Self-Assessment Search Engine. "The purpose of iBio┬« is to help people learn more about signs and symptoms of diseases so they will call their physician early for medical advice and care. The iBio®site is intended only as an information source. ...  Only a physician can make a judgment on the significance of the signs and symptoms of a disease." Copyright © December 1998 Horus Therapeutics.

Medical Dictionaries on the Internet  provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, there are several links to medical definitions listed here.

MEDLINEplus Health Information  provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this is a searchable database with an enormous amount of information on almost every imaginable health issue.  A few years ago, access to this information was extremely costly.  It is now a mouse click away.

The SmokeFree Soccer program  -  "An innovative collaboration between the US Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Cancer Institute. The program models the "SmokeFree" lifestyle of the US Women's National Soccer Team and encourages adolescent girls (and boys!) to participate in soccer as a way to maintain physical fitness and resist pressures to smoke."

U.S. National Library of Medicine - Home Page "Welcome to the world's largest medical library and creator of MEDLINE/PubMed"  Links include: Health Information, Library Services, Research Programs, New and Noteworthy, General Information, ClinicalTrials.gov (Provides information for patients about clinical research studies), and MEDLINEplus (Health information selected for you by the National Library of Medicine).

Worldwide Vaccines.com  "The GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals Worldwide Vaccines web site is a health educational medical site about vaccinology and vaccine preventable diseases."  Though this is a commercial site there is a lot of info on vaccines.



Freeality.com News & Weather Links   Lots of links to news & weather sources with plenty of advertising.

The Hurricane Hunters.com  "It's true! We fly airplanes right into the eye of the hurricane, and we invite you along for the ride-in Cyberspace! This is the place to see unique photos inside the hurricanes. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is one-of-a-kind: the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes--since 1944."

Rain or Shine .com  Searchable by city or zip code, find your local weather.  © 2001 Advance Internet; © 2001 AccuWeather Inc.  Some flashy up-front advertising.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research   "UCAR is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1959 by research institutions with doctoral programs in the atmospheric and related sciences. UCAR was formed to enhance the computing and observational capabilities of the universities, and to focus on scientific problems that are beyond the scale of a single university."  Page contains links to information on research in atmospheric, oceanic, solid earth and related geosciences.

USA Today.com weather page  The weather page of the USA Today newspaper.


Nature, Wildlife, Biology, Ecology

eNature.com  A commercial site with a lot of good nature links.  At the top is a "FieldGuides" section with links to information on twelve categories of flora and fauna.  The page does have a good bit of advertising.

Texas Environmental Profiles  "offers a wealth of easy-to-understand, current information on the environment in Texas and in your local community.  Get an explanation of key issues; access a wide variety of on-line environmental data and maps; and take action to improve the environment - all with the click of a mouse."  Comparison data for Jefferson County and the other 253 counties in Texas is available.



How Things Work  Copyright © 1997-1999 by Louis A. Bloomfield.  This page is prepared by physics professor Bloomfield at the University of Virginia.  He fields questions on how everyday things operate - or why they do what they do.  He has written a book and teaches a course titled "How Things Work."  Nice site.


Time and its Measurement

United States Naval Observatory Master Clock   Includes sections: "the USNO Master Clock Voice Announcer, USNO Time in Standard Time Zones, USNO Master Clock Time Animated GIF Clocks, Converting from Universal Time, Compute Local Apparent Sidereal Time, Another Realtime Clock."  From the nation's timekeeper.