The CAPHIS Top 100 Health Websites have been reviewed using criteria that include: credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and caveats. The websites are grouped into categories including: general health, parenting & kids, senior health, women’s health, men’s health, and more.

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The Daily Plate, helping you eat smarter, is the easy free way to help you track what you’re eating each day. The core essentials for the site are a huge database of foods, a food diary/meal journal to list everything you eat, and a database of activities to track calories that you burn.

http://www.thedailyplate.com/

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Our recommendations indicate which seafood items are “Best Choices,” “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.”

Seafood Watch recommendations are science-based, peer reviewed, and use ecosystem-based criteria. Since 1999, we’ve distributed tens of millions of pocket guides, our iPhone application has been downloaded more than 70,000 times, and we have close to 200 partners across North America, including the two largest food service companies in the U.S.

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx

Swine Flu Information

April 28, 2009

From Medline Plus which is a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health:

Swine flu is a type of virus. It’s named for a virus that pigs can get. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. The virus is contagious and can spread from human to human. Symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

For much, much more:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/swineflu.html

Thanks to Alberta Richetelle from the UConn Health Center Library for the tip.

“Working out of the Bloomberg School Of Public Health, the Center For A Livable Future (CLF) strives to increase knowledge of the interconnections among diet, food production, public health, and the environment, and to promote a future that can sustain a healthy planet.” Dale Keiger Johns Hopkins Magazine

The interaction between diet and health is receiving significant attention in recent years and a growing body of work is developing about human-generated environmental hazards that impact the health of communities. Less studied and documented is how our industrialized food production systems impact human health and the natural environment. Population growth worldwide and growing disparities between rich and poor imbue our work with a sense of urgency to find solutions and inform public policy.

http://www.livablefutureblog.com/

“So-called ‘global warming’ is just a secret ploy by wacko tree-huggers to make America energy independent, clean our air and water, improve the fuel efficiency of our vehicles, kick-start 21st-century industries, and make our cities safer and more livable. Don’t let them get away with it!” So says Chip Giller, the founder of Grist.org, a website where environmentally-minded people gather.

Grist is based in the Emerald City of Seattle, in the Evergreen State of Washington,  with contributors scattered the world ’round. They are a nonprofit organization funded by foundation grants, reader contributions, and just a touch of advertising. Their website and email services are free.

http://grist.org/

Quamut.com is the go-to site for people who are looking for how-to information. Barnes & Noble  launched this how-to website about a year ago. It offers guides “commissioned by Quamut editors, written by experts, fact-checked, copy edited, enhanced with illustrations and photographs, and produced in an easy-to-read format for free viewing online,” according to the company. The website  features subjects including House & Home, Hobbies & Leisure, Money & Business, Computers & Technology and Mind & Body.

http://www.quamut.com/