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Center for Disease Control • Collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. • http://www.cdc.gov/

WebMD • The world’s leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Providing credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert • http://www.webMD.com

Johns Hopkins Health Alerts • This site provides free information on healthy living after age 50. You will find in-depth news and research on 18 health topics that become increasingly important as we age. You will also be able to sign up for FREE e-mail health alerts on as many topics • http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com

Mayo Clinic • Provides wide range of excellent medical information • http://www.mayoclinic.com

AmericanGeriatrics.org • • http://www.americangeriatrics.org/

PeaceHealth Cardiovascular Center and North Cascade Cardiology • A separate Medical Practice that utilizes OFHC facilities on a monthly basis. It is a full service cardiology and vascular practice providing expertise in invasive and non-invasive cardiology, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine,vascular intervention • http://www.peacehealth.org/st-joseph/services/cardiovascular-center/Pages/Default.aspx

Hands-Only CPR •When an adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, his or her survival depends greatly on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Unfortunately, less than 1/3 of those people who experience a cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location get that help. Most bystanders are worried that they might do something wrong or make things worse. That’s why the AHA has simplified things. • http://handsonlycpr.org/

MMWR – Influenza Information • Visit the Flu information page at the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reporthttp://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr57e717a1.htm

Sharecare.com • Answers to your health questions from top hospitals and medical centers. Site can be searched by expert’s name, hospital, organization or disease. • http://www.sharecare.com

American Academy of Dermatology • The American Academy of Dermatology is the preeminent dermatologic association. • http://www.aad.org

UCLA Center on Aging • A site related to the David Geffen Center for Geriatric Medicine at UCLA. Provides a wide range of age related medical information. • http://www.aging.ucla.edu

The Skin Cancer Foundation • The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, and the need for early detection and prompt, effective treatment. • http://www.skincancer.org/

The Mesothelioma Group • The Mesothelioma Group web site provides education and information about dealing with cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Links are provided with information about diagonises and treatment. • http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/

The American Childhood Cancer Organization • The American Childhood Cancer Organization provides information and support for children and adolescents with cancer and their families. • http://www.acco.org/

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce • Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce business directory and tourism information. • http://www.orcasislandchamber.com

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