Health Links

Watermelon! http://fit.webmd.com/kids/food/article/watermelon
Health and Nutrition for Kids http://www.culinaryschools.org/cooking-school-types/kids/health-and-nutrition.php
Cancer Center http://kidshealth.org/parent/_cancer_center/cancer_center.html#cat20659

General Health Information


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Current information on public health news, including requirements for immunizations and health warnings for travelers.
http://www.cdc.gov/

Health Finder
Resource for health information in English and Spanish, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
http://healthfinder.gov/

Health Web
Links to sites evaluated by medical librarians on health topics.
http://www.health-web.org/

The Mayo Clinic
Health information on all areas of health and medicine, with inks to information on interactions of different drugs and of drugs and alternative therapies.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/

Medline Plus
Has links to valuable and accurate information on hundreds of health conditions and issues. Also includes a medical dictionary, an encyclopedia and links to physician directories.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Web MD
Up-to-date information to help you manage your health
http://www.webmd.com/

Helia
Site is searchable by keyword and results can be filtered by gender, age group, ethnic group and reading level
http://www.healia.com/

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/

Drug Watch
Includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.
http://www.drugwatch.com/

American Heart Association
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

Nutrition and Diet


My Pyramid
Interactive tool to get a healthy eating plan
http://www.mypyramid.gov/

Get Body Smart
Interactive flash animation on human anatomy and physiology
http://www.getbodysmart.com/index.htm

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Center for Nutrition
Dietary Guidelines and the Interactive Healthy Eating Index (IHEI), an online dietary assessment tool that includes nutrition messages.
http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/

Food and Nutrition Information
Topics from A to Z along with dietary guidelines provided by the USDA
http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=1

Nutrition Source
Harvard School of Public Health provides information on healthy eating, staying active, and nutrition in the news
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/

Teach Nutrition
The National Dairy Council provides teachers with classroom activities for teaching young children good eating habits
http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/educators/teach-nutrition.asp

Family Medicine


Everyday Health
http://www.everydayhealth.com/

Family Doctor
From the American Academy of Family Physicians.
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html

Mental Health


Internet Mental Health
Resources in all areas of emotional and mental health
http://www.mentalhealth.com/

Brainweb and Brain Information
Current information on brain function, diseases, and articles including additiction, sleep and learning
http://www.dana.org/resources/brainweb/default.aspx

Adolescent Health


Teens Health
Excellent site for families
http://kidshealth.org/teen/

Adolescent Directory
Physical and psychological issues facing teens
http://education.indiana.edu/aboutus/AdolescenceDirectoryonLineADOL/tabid/4785/Default.aspx

Alternative Medicine


Herb Research Foundation
http://www.herbs.org/herbnews/

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Government agency dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices
http://nccam.nih.gov/

Medical Journals


U.S. National Library of Medicine
Resources related to the biomedical and health sciences.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

Medscape
Current news from medical journals
http://www.medscape.com/

Miscellaneous


Quack Watch
Site maintained by Dr. Steven Barrett debunking medical quackery and giving a place to check on things you hear and aren't sure are true.
http://www.quackwatch.com/

Science of Cooking
A detailed look at the history of foods and food preparation. Questions and answers to common questions about foods such as why garlic can turn purple.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/

Program for the Study of Media and Health
Covers the relationship between entertainment media and health, with a special focus on children and media
http://www.kff.org/about/entmediastudies.cfm


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