10 February 2006


Here are some interesting sites I’ve run across recently.

If you are looking for medical, training, and care information for dogs, cats, fish, birds, ferrets, reptiles, or other small pets, look here first. It is from Drs. Race Foster and Marty Smith, two Wisconsin veterinarians. Yes, they also sell medicines and other pet supplies, but the site has so much good information that it doesn’t seem that commercial. (And their products are priced very competitively.)

Over-the-counter (OTC) Medicines
Most of us take an over-the-counter (non-prescription) medicine at least occasionally. It is wise to know what you are taking, so check this site before you take that pill. It has descriptions, ingredients, and drug interactions for most of the medicines you are likely to need. The site is part of Family Doctor, offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians, so you can rely on the information here.

The National Center for Fathering “provides r-based training, practical tips and resources to help men be the involved fathers, grandfathers, and father figures their children need.” Tips are divided into fathering stages (newborn to adult), fathering situations (adoptive, step-dads, divorced, etc.), key relationships (sons, daughters, other dads, father figures, spouse), and hot topics (everything from discipline to work-family relationships to sex). There’s also a humor section, and a store with gifts and books “for and from dads.”

Electronic Privacy Information Center
“EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, DC, USA” that publishes reports and books about privacy, open government, free speech, voting, and other civil liberties issues. At this site you can find articles and analysis on issues such as the sale of your telephone records.

PetEducation: http://www.peteducation.com/
OTC: http://familydoctor.org/otc_center.xml
Fathers: http://www.fathers.com
EPIC: http://epic.org

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