Global Health Observatory - The World Health Organization’s health statistics are found on the Global Health Observatory site. You can find the country data and statistics and also an analyses of global, regional and national health trends.
Centers for Disease Control - The CDC aggregates statistics on topics such as life expectancy and chronic diseases in the United States. It also provides CDC initiatives, population surveys and indicators, and tools to sort data.
Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare - Answers the question, how are medical resources used in the United States? Search by year, state, region, hospital, or topic. Topics include data about Medicare demographics, hospital usage, and surgical procedures that are presented in tables, charts and maps.
HCUPnet - The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.
Current News Sites:
Nursing Insider News - The American Nurses Association (ANA), will link you to their content and also to outside web sites and news articles from different sources such as The Huffington Post when nursing-related topics are spotlighted.