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Centers for Disease Control - US public health statistics as well as information on many health issues and diseases.

Health People 2030 - Contains objectives that are core, or measurable, objectives that are associated with targets for the decade. Core objectives reflect high-priority public health issues and are associated with evidence-based interventions.

MedlinePlus - Information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in easy to understand language. Includes access to drug information, a medical encyclopedia, and videos focusing on health related topics.

Merk Manual - a free comprehensive resource that covers a full range of medical specialties, including gastroenterology, cardiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, endocrinology, oncology, immunology, neurology, and psychiatry. There are dedicated sections for pediatrics and geriatrics.

The timely text addresses pressing social issues, many of which have significant public health implications, such as school bullying, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Current events have precipitated an in-depth discussion of injuries caused by mass casualty weapons, including biological and chemical agents.



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