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Consumer Health Resources

Resources for NLM/NIH Careers in Health Professions

MedlinePlus Health Occupations
Locate information about professionals who work in the healthcare industry

Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection (grades 9-12+)
Pictures of Nursing presents a selection of historic postcards from NLM’s recently-acquired Zwerdling postcard collection, spanning a century of nursing imagery. Nurses and nursing have been the frequent subjects of postcards. These images are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences. By documenting the relationship of nursing to significant forces in 20th-century life, such as war and disease, these postcards reveal how nursing was seen during those times.

Lesson Plans for grades 9-10 (History and Social Studies), Higher Education, and Reading Lists for Grades 3-Higher Education.

Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians (Grades 6-12+)
Changing the face of Medicine honors the lives and achievements of women in medicine. Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine from the 19th century.

Haz-Map (grades 6-12+)
Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the adverse effects of workplace exposures to chemical and biological agents.

Enviro-Health Links (grades 6-12+)
Enviro-Health Links is a web site that provides information geared towards education and training in Toxicology and Environmental Health.

Health Occupations -MedlinePlus (grades 6-12+)
Locate information about professionals who work in the healthcare industry using the MedlinePlus Health Occupations page.

The Henkel Physicians: A Family's Life in Letters
This exhibit highlights correspondence between Henkel family members, explores the daily life of men in medicine, and reveals the challenges of the profession as well as the rewards and responsibilities.

Not Invented Here LifeWorks
Not Invented Here LifeWorks (NIHLifeWorks.org) is an interactive career exploration web site for middle and high school students, their parents, and teachers.

*Although the Office of Science Education at the U.S. National Institutes of Health originally created the site content, NIHLifeworks.org is no longer supported by, or connected with, the U.S. National Institutes of Health in any way. The U.S. National Institutes of Health has no responsibility for the information here.