Health and Disease

Health is the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans it is the ability of individuals or communities to adapt and self-manage when facing physical, mental, psychological and social changes. A disease is a particular abnormal condition, a disorder of a structure or function, that affects part or all of an organism. The study of disease is called pathology which includes the study of cause.

Health and Disease

"Autism Rates in the United States Explained" Spectrum, by Jessica Wright
In-depth analysis of important topics in autism. Spectrum is leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research. Spectrum provides comprehensive news and analysis of advances in autism research. Through their work, we hope to catalyze new collaborations and perspectives on autism.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Environmental Health Topics - National Institutes of Health
Diseases linked to environmental factors: Conditions & Diseases, Environmental Agents, Environmental Science Basics, Population Research, and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Information.

iBiology's mission is to convey, in the form of open-access free videos, the excitement of modern biology and the process by which scientific discoveries are made. Our aim is to let you meet the leading scientists in biology, so that you can find out how they think about scientific questions and conduct their research, and can get a sense of their personalities, opinions, and perspectives. We also seek to support educators who want to incorporate materials that illustrate the process and practice of science into their curriculum. This project is made possible by the good will of many biologists who are committed to making their work broadly accessible and to conveying the excitement of biology to a worldwide audience. (formerly and was developed to bring the best biology to people throughout the world for free.

Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group based in Rochester, Minnesota. It employs more than 4,500 physicians and scientists and 57,100 allied health staff. The practice specializes in treating difficult cases through tertiary care.

Medline Plus - National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

MicroNow - American Society for Microbiology
MicroNow (formerly known as Microbe World) is a digital platform that aggregates and curates the microbial sciences. A trusted, reliable resource with vetted information in real time. MicroNow will distribute the most up-to-date news, journal articles, preprints, policy updates and other content relating to the microbial sciences. The site will pull relevant preprints from BioRxiv, a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences.

Mohawk Valley Population Health Improvement Program (MVPHIP)
The Mohawk Valley Population Health Improvement Program (Mohawk Valley PHIP) serves Fulton, Montgomery, Herkimer, Schoharie and Otsego Counties The Mohawk Valley PHIP is charged with providing a forum in which stakeholders including county health departments, hospitals, insurers, agencies and a wide range of other interested parties can review the region's health status and define key priority areas. Decisions are to be based upon information relating to these counties derived from extensive data gathering and analyses by the Research Institute. The Mohawk Valley PHIP then stimulates and supports strategic planning for identifying, sharing, disseminating and helping to implement best practices and local strategies that promote population health and reduce health care disparities in the five county region.

National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is part of theU.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - National Institutes of Health
The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. This involves strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved, and ensuring the effective translation, implementation, and dissemination of scientific research findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and enhance public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder.

Spectrum - Deep Dive
In-depth analysis of important topics in autism. Spectrum is leading source of news and expert opinion on autism research. Spectrum provides comprehensive news and analysis of advances in autism research. Through their work, we hope to catalyze new collaborations and perspectives on autism.

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