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Health Sciences and Human Performance

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Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917, by a visionary group of women dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve the public's health and nutrition during World War I. Today, the Academy represents more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners — registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered, and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students — and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

ACCESSSS Smart Search Best evidence for health care - A service to help provide current best evidence for clinical decisions. It conducts searches simultaneously in several evidence-based information services (online evidence-based texts, evidence-based guidelines and pre-appraised journal publications).

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

AHRQ Evidence Reports - Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC) reports are used for informing and developing coverage decisions, quality measures, educational materials and tools, guidelines, and research agendas.

American Academy of Physician Assistants - American Academy of PAs is the national professional society for PAs. It represents a profession of more than 131,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the uniformed services.

Cochrane Collaboration - Global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested in health. Cochrane contributors: 37,000 from more than 130 countries, work together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. Many of the contributors are world leaders in their fields, medicine, health policy, research methodology, or consumer advocacy. Groups are situated in some of the world's most respected academic and medical institutions.

Drugs.com - Our mission is to provide the most accurate, up-to-date drug information on the Internet. See our editorial policy for more information on our content aimed at consumers and healthcare professionals. Supplementary services include interactive tools such as the Pill Finder, Drug Interactions Checker and Mednotes personal medication records.

Medical Dictionary- MedicineNet is an online, healthcare media publishing company. We provide easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website.

Nutrition.gov- Nutrition.gov is a USDA-sponsored website that offers credible information to help you make healthful eating choices. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers. The site is updated regularly by a staff of Registered Dietitians at the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The website receives content guidance from a working group that consists of scientific experts in food and nutrition within USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is funded by the Research, Education and Economics (REE) mission area of USDA.

PubMed - PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

STOP Sport Injuries- he development of STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries was initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in early 2007. Members of the Society's Board of Directors, including STOP Sports Injuries co-campaign chair and renowned orthopaedic surgeon, James R. Andrews, MD, decided that the issue of overuse injuries in young athletes was becoming a critical issue for its members to address. The Board established a steering committee to investigate what types of activities and materials needed to be developed and in late 2009, the planning and fundraising efforts began in earnest with our renowned organizational partners, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, SAFE Kids USA, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the Sports Physical Therapy Section. These organizations shared AOSSM's concern about the increase in youth sports injuries and came together under the common goal to STOP Sports Injuries.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - The mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. They fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

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