Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services
An exceptionally frank site, with information on suicide and substance abuse as well as new legislation, special programs and fitness tips.
Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association
Education and support for HIV-positive Alaskans, and information about how to prevent infection.
Alaskan Flower Essence Project
Research into the benefits of flower essences, as well as training in their use, and essence sales. A very informative site.
Arctic Investigations Program
This initiative of the U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases has been studying Northern health issues since 1948.
The Big Sickness
A moving article by Henry W. Griest - within a week after the arrival of influenza in 1918, 1/3 of the 600 residents of Wales, Alaska had died.
Blue Lagoon Spa
This Icelandic thermal spa has healing powers recognized by the Icelandic Ministry of Health - for psoriasis in particular.
Centre for Aboriginal Health Research
This branch of the University of Manitoba focuses on health issues of Aboriginal and northern peoples in Canada.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse provides a comprehensive resource centre, with everything from staistics to FAS discussion groups.
Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit
This research unit of the University of Washington School of Medicine offers a great deal of information, including an extensive bibliography and a listing of support groups.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - NOFAS
The US National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome site has basic information on FAS and suggestions for dealing with it.
Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare
A broad range of information is presented.
First Nations and Inuit Health Program
FNIHP, sponsored by Health Canada, works on issues related to all aspects of disease control, environmental health and community health care.
Hanta Virus & Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)
How to recognize deer mice, and to avoid the often-fatal disease that they may be carrying.
Health Transitions in Arctic Populations
This book by Peter Bjerregaard and T. Kue Young describes and explains changing health patterns in the Arctic, how particular patterns came about, and what can be done to improve the health of Arctic peoples.
This non-profit, community-based organization provides support for individuals and their loved ones facing advanced illness, death and bereavement.
The International Union for Circumpolar Health
IUCH is an international non-governmental organization with members throughout the circumpolar regions, with a mandate to improve the exchange of medical information.
An examination of Ledum latifolium, preparing it as a drink, and its medicinal benefits.
Air ambulance service flying in excess of 3,000 missions a year using Lear Jets, turboprops, and helicopters.
Narcotics Anonymous, Alaska Region
Program and meeting information, a chat room and other resources.
NWT Dept. of Health and Social Services
A broad range of information on programs, reforms and publications in the Northwest Territories.
Norway - Ministry of Health and Care Services
Several papers on subjects including the welfare system, women's health and drug abuse.
The Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Information about their mandate, services and membership.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
A variety of sources discuss this disorder and therapies to minimize its effects.
Workers' Compensation - Alaska
A complete guide to the state's services for injured workers, from complete statutes to rate tables and on-line forms.
Workers' Compensation - Yukon
This site has a great deal of information for both employers and injured workers.
World Health Organization
The WHO site offers a vast array of information on subjects including disease, lifestyles, mental health and regulations.