POPULAR MAGAZINES are good for summarizing complicated or technical info in terms that the general public will understand. They often provide background info, summarize research findings or provide some analysis of a topic
NEWSPAPERS are good for facts, up-to-date information, and quotes from stakeholders. The opinion/editorial sections of newspapers can provide analysis of a topic from different perspectives
TRADE JOURNALS are are good for finding articles written for specific professions (police officer, veterinarian...etc.) They often analyze new trends, research, tools or techniques important to their area of work
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"Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering health and wellness topics from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine."
Tufts Nutrition Newsletter"The goal of the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter ... is to provide the consumer with honest, reliable, scientifically authoritative health and nutrition advice that not only can be trusted but can have a direct and often immediate effect on their health. The content of our newsletter is based substantially from the research and expertise of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy."
USDA Food and Nutrition"USDA is responsible for providing a safety net for millions of Americans who are food-insecure and for developing and promoting dietary guidance based on scientific evidence."
American Diabetes Association"We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.
We deliver services to hundreds of communities.
We provide objective and credible information. We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes."
National Kidney Foundation"Fueled by passion and urgency, National Kidney Foundation is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education and accelerating change."