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U.S. Federal Government Publications -- Health & Medicine

AIDS.gov -- Web site

Gateway to "Federal domestic HIV/AIDS information and resources."

Alcohol Alerts -- 1988 - date

Series of reports on effects of alcohol. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

CDC Surveillance Summaries -- 1983 - date (incomplete)

Monitoring health concerns. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

CDC WONDER -- Web site

Database of health and medical statistics.  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Emerging Infectious Diseases -- 1995 - date

Quarterly journal "tracking trends and analyzing new and emerging infectious disease issues..." (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

FDA Consumer -- 1989 - date (incomplete)

Magazine on health- and consumer-related issues. (Food and Drug Administration)

Food and Nutrition Information Center -- Web site

Food composition, diet guidelines, etc. (National Agricultural Library)

Health Information for International Travel (Yellow Book) -- current edition

Biennial compilation from the Centers for Disease Control.

Health, United States -- 1975 - date

Annual statistical report on health in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Healthfinder -- Web site

Gateway to consumer health information.

Household Products Database -- Web site

Ingredients and potential effects. (National Institutes of Health)

Life Tables -- 1959 - date

Life expectancy data. (Centers for Disease Prevention and Control)

Monitoring the Future -- 1978 - date (selected)

"Ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults." (National Institutes of Health)

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report -- 1982 - date

Disease statistics and analysis. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

National Drug Control Strategy -- 2002 - date

Annual review, from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports  --  2003 - date

Annual reports "measure trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care....  in chart form, the latest available findings on quality of and access to health care."  (Department of Health and Human Services)

National Survey on Drug Use and Health -- Web site

Various files from this annual report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

National Women's Health Information Center -- Web site

Health information for women. (Department of Health and Human Services)

Nutrition.Gov -- Web site

Statistics and other information on food, diet, lifecycle issues, disease prevention, etc.

PandemicFlu.gov -- Web site

"Official U.S. Government Web site for information on pandemic flu and avian influenza." (U.S. Health and Human Services Department.)

Summary of Notifiable Diseases -- 1993 - date

Annual data and analysis on over 50 diseases under surveillance. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Surgeon General's Reports on Tobacco -- 1964 - date

List of various reports from the Office of Surgeon General. Not all reports are available online.

Vital Statistics of the U.S. -- 1890 - date

Annual statistics on births, deaths, marriage, divorce. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Women's Health -- 2002 - date

Annual overview of " most current available data on health issues important to women."  Indicators may vary year-to-year.  (Department of Health and Human Services)