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Societies and Associations

  Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS)
  AcademyHealth Org
  Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) 2011
  American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
  Academy of Management (AOM)
  American Public Health Association (APHA)
  American Sociology Association (ASA)
  American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)
  Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Absue (AMERSA)
  Center for Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI)
  The COMET Communication, Medicine and Ethics Society (COMET)
  Eastern Sociological Sociology (ESS)
  International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI)
  International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP)
  International Visual Society Association (IVSA)
  National Medical Specialty Society Websites (NMSS)
  Society for Arts in Healthcare (TheSAH)
  Society for the Study of Occupation USA (SSO:USA)
  Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

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International Brain Injury Association (IBIA)

  Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)
  * Omni Medical
Over approximately 250 links to medical journal websites in 55 categories.
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  SAGE - Social Study of Health & Illness
  SAGE - Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness, and Medicine
  Routledge Taylor & Francis UK - Visual Studies
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  Wiley - Sociology of Health & Illness

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Reference Sites


Meducation -- Meducation is a non-profit organization created to promote the use of software technology in medical education. Meducation's main goal is to provide efficient links to the vast amount of medical information available on the internet.

Medline Plus -- MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news

PubMed Central -- PubMed Central is a digital archive of life sciences journal literature managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Access to PubMed Central is free and unrestricted.
U.S. National Library of Medicine

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Ovid -- Hundreds of databases, more than 1200 journals, books from dozens of publishers (formally WebMedLit), Paid subscriptions, free trail of products.

Medical Journal Directory (by -- Medical journals and publications used to disseminate information and keep medical professionals current in research, advances, and new techniques that are constantly occurring in their medical fields. Many articles featured in medical journals are written and submitted by medical doctors who specialize in a particular branch of medicine. These articles are then reviewed and edited by more medical specialists before being published in medical journals. Most medical journals are associated with one or more medical associations.
Thank you! Dora.

Useful U.S State & Government
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AMA - Medical Society Web sites by State

CDC - Center for Disease Control

FDA - U.S Food and Drug Administration

NCI - National Cancer Institute

NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

NHIC - National Health Information Center

NIH - National Institute of Health

NIH Organizational Chart - List of Departments **  

NIH - Organizations within the Office of the Director

National Medical Specialty Society Websites updated

OBSSR - Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (Dept of HHS)

US Dept of Health and Human Services

US Dept of Health Resources and Services Admin

U.S. Government pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Government Avian flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services

First Gov
** A good place to start, complete list of Official U.S Fed/State/Tribal/and Local Websites.

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Explore flu trends across the US, more regions to come

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Useful Brain Injury - Association Related,
Websites, Organizations, Societies, Facts, and Resources.


Acquired Brain Injury Waiver - Massachusetts GOV Q&A Brochure  

  Acquired Brain Injury Waiver program via the BIA of Massachusetts

Acquired Brain Injury Association of Australia (ARBIAS)


American Veterans with Brain Injuries (AVBI)


Brain Injury Association of America - Homepage U.S (BIA)
- History of the BIA (Brain Injury Association)
- Brain Injury Association U.S (BIA State Offices & Website Listings)


Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) Provincial Links also


Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts U.S (BIA-MA)


Brain Injury Association of New Zealand


* Brain Injury Radio Network (Online)


Brain Injury Services Inc. of Northern Virginia U.S  
Preventing, treating, and living with Traumatic Brain Injury, funded
by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center U.S  
Provides military-specific information and resources on traumatic brain injury
to veterans, service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reserve,
and their families. is part of, a national multimedia project
offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI.

  Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF)

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)


Defense Centers for Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)


Encephalitis Global.Org


European Brain Injury Society (EBIS)

  DMOZ Open Directory Project - Brain Injury
Organizations, Personal Pages, Research, Support Groups,
Treatment, Residential Programs, and more...
  DMOZ - List of Brain Injury Organizations
(Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States) UK

  * Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - Traumatic Brain Injury Prog

International Brain Injury Association (IBIA)


Krasnow Institute for Advanced Neuroscience George Mason Univ


North American Brain Injury Association (NABIS)


National  Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA)


National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) NIH US


U.S Dept of Defense - Military Health System (Home Page)


The Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Development (BIRD) UK

*   "Ode to the Brain! by Symphony of Science

Ode to the Brain is the ninth episode in the Symphony of Science music video series. Through the powerful words of scientists Carl Sagan, Robert Winston, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jill Bolte Taylor, Bill Nye, and Oliver Sacks, it covers different aspects the brain including its evolution, neuron networks, folding, and more. The material sampled for this video comes from Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Jill Bolte Taylor's TED Talk, Vilayanur Ramachandran's TED Talk, Bill Nye's Brain episode, BBC's "The Human Body", Oliver Sachs' TED Talk, Discovery Channel's "Human Body: Pushing the Limits", and more. Special thanks to everybody who's donated to keep the project alive and to those who helped track down the material used in this video.

The Symphony of Science is an amazing innovative musical project headed by John D Boswell musician producer, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form. -LS.Lorenz-. See and hear more about The Symphony of Science  by clicking here to visit the Symphony of Science website, or here for the Symphony of Science on Wikipedia, John D Boswell wraps up 2012 TED Talk, and also John D Boswell's MelodySheep - Youtube Channel.

  You Look Great!" Inside a TBI (Part 1 of 6) by John Byler
Dear friend and colleague John Byler describes his and his son's recovery of TBI in this incredible story.
    Written, designed and developed by John and talented film maker son Christopher Byler "A Must See!"
  Wikipedia - Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) description/definition/links
  Wikipedia - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) description/definition/links

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Photovoice Related:
Websites, Organizations, Societies, and Resources - Laura S. Lorenz - Laura S. Lorenz - Anna Blackman and Tiffany Fairey
  * Wikipedia - Photovoice (description, definition, links)
  * Wikipedia - Participatory Action Research (PAR) (description, definition, links)

More Photovoice - Related Resources and Project Links:

  Flint Photovoice Community Building Among Youths, Adults, and Policymaker
Wang et al. American Journal of Public Health
  Kodak and Skype Give a New Voice to Online Storytelling with KODAK Photo Voice
  Medicine at Michigan and Photovoice (PDF) - Canada
  Photovoice Project & Curriculum - Sisters of the Road
  Photovoice - Boston University's Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  Photovoice Resources Boston University's Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  Photovoice - Univ Mass
  Photovoice Use of a Participatory Action Research Method to Explore the Chronic Pain Experience in Older Adults
Baker and Wang - The Amay-Lacson TB Photovoice Project
  Village Works Photovoice Methodology
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