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Use of World Health Organization and CDC Growth Charts for Children Aged 0--59 Months in the United States
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In April 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new international growth ...

In April 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new international growth charts for children aged 0--59 months. Similar to the 2000 CDC growth charts, these charts describe weight for age, length (or stature) for age, weight for length (or stature), and body mass index for age. Whereas the WHO charts are growth standards, describing the growth of healthy children in optimal conditions, the CDC charts are a growth reference, describing how certain children grew in a particular place and time. However, in practice, clinicians use growth charts as standards rather than references.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Biology
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Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
DASHlink
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DASHlink is a virtual laboratory for scientists and engineers to disseminate results ...

DASHlink is a virtual laboratory for scientists and engineers to disseminate results and collaborate on research problems in health management technologies for aeronautics systems. Managed by the Integrated Vehicle Health Management project within NASA's Aviation Safety program, the Web site is designed to be a resource for anyone interested in data mining, IVHM, aeronautics and NASA.

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Computer Science
Engineering
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Lecture
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Simulation
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NASA
Ecology and Natural Resources Collection
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The Ecology and Natural Resources Collection presents writings about research in ecology ...

The Ecology and Natural Resources Collection presents writings about research in ecology and natural resources conducted by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable titles held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

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Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Ecology
Geology
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Diagram/Illustration
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The First Telescopes
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In the early 17th century, craftsmen and scientists introduced a new tool ...

In the early 17th century, craftsmen and scientists introduced a new tool for studying the heavens. The telescope, one of the central instruments of the Scientific Revolution, soon became the astronomer's most essential tool. Now the astronomer could see countless stars and other faint objects never before visible. Suddenly the universe was no longer limited to what the naked eye could see. Read a history of the telescope here.

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Astronomy
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American Institute of Physics
Google Moon - Apollo Series
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Google teamed up with scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center to ...

Google teamed up with scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center to create this collection of lunar maps and charts. This tool is an exciting new way to explore the story of the Apollo missions, still the only time mankind has set foot on another world.

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Diagram/Illustration
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Google
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Google Earth
PrimateImages: Natural History Collection
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The PrimateImages database is a collection of photographs and information about nonhuman ...

The PrimateImages database is a collection of photographs and information about nonhuman primates. This site contain photographs of most known primate species as well as related images such as habitat, maps and food sources.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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Diagram/Illustration
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Reclaiming the Everglades
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Reclaiming the Everglades represents all or part of sixteen 'physical' collections housed ...

Reclaiming the Everglades represents all or part of sixteen 'physical' collections housed in the archives and special collections of University of Miami, Florida International University and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. This online compilation includes a rich diversity of unique or rare materials: personal correspondence, essays, typescripts, reports and memos; photographs, maps and postcards; and publications from individuals and the government.

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U.S. History
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Reading
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Library of Congress
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American Memory
The Science Collection
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The Science Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary ...

The Science Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

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Botany
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Reading
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Wisconsin Public Land Survey Records: Original Field Notes and Plat Maps
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The field notes and plat maps of the public land survey of ...

The field notes and plat maps of the public land survey of Wisconsin, conducted between 1832 and 1866 by the federal General Land Office. This work established the township, range and section grid; the pattern upon which land ownership and land use is based.

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Education
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Internet Scout Project
University of Wisconsin
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Internet Scout Project
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections