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• CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Home Page. •

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 •

American Academy of Family Physicians • Web site of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a medical specialty society which represents more than 93,700 physicians and medical students. •

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 •

Mayo Clinic • Provides wide range of excellent medical information • • •

The Joint Commission

• Dedicated to helping health care organizations help patients. An informative link to Accreditation Programs, Certification Programs, Standards, Patient Safety and much more.

Washington Health Foundation • A National Campaign effort to improve our country’s health – one state at a time. •

Airlift Northwest • Within moments of receiving an emergency call, an Airlift Northwest team is on the way. While the flight crew prepares for takeoff, the Airlift Northwest 24-Hour ComCenter sets in motion a coordinated emergency response . . . •

World Health Organization • WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based •

Pandemic Flu Home • One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. •

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 •

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. •

Apple Health for Kids • Apple Health for Kids is a new Washington State initiative aimed at streamlining applications for children’s medical. Up to 75,000 Washington children are still uninsured. •

MMWR – Influenza Information • Visit the Flu information page at the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Kaiser Health Reform • A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Unlike grant-making found •

Partnership for Prescription Assistance • The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together companies, doctors, providers, advocacy and community groups to help patients get the medicines that’s right for them. • • Answers to your health questions from top hospitals and medical centers. Site can be searched by expert’s name, hospital, organization or disease. •

American Academy of Dermatology • The American Academy of Dermatology is the preeminent dermatologic association. •

Heath and • •

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce • Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce business directory and tourism information. •

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. •

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. •