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GENERAL HEALTH & WELL BEING

http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu

Web site is a question and answer service provided by the University of Columbia covering topics such as general health, fitness and nutrition, emotional health, relationships, sexuality/sexual health, alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs. You can even Ask Alice your own health-related questions!

http://www.drdrew.com

Web page contains general health information, frequently asked questions, information on sex and STDs, information on piercings, and general health information ranging from eating disorders, abuse, suicide, violence, and sex.

http://medlineplus.gov

Service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. Contains health topics, drug (over-the-counter and prescription) information, dictionaries, directories, and other resources.

http://www.oxygen.com

This web page contains women’s news about health, different medical information, other information regarding how to survive violence, lifestyle assessments, target heart rate, and more. One can also use this site in order to search for more specific information.

http://www.cdc.gov/

Web site for the Centers for Disease Control. Search health topics and health news.

FOOD AND NUTRITION

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/fnic.html

Web site from the National Agricultural Library contains topics ranging from eating disorders, aging, fitness, food dictionary and encyclopedia, and surveys. Also includes government sites related to nutrition.

http://www.nal.usda.gov:8001/py/pmap.htm

Web page which contains the food pyramid of the different proportions of various kinds of food. Explains what is considered one serving under each category.

http://www.cookinglight.com

Web page gives healthy foods one can cook, exercise and fitness everyday, a recipe finder, a customer service link that gives answers to frequently asked questions, an on-line store where one can buy cookbooks and other material about nutrition, and more.
Weight Loss Plan by Reader's Digest

Reader’s Digest recently upgraded its Living Healthy online channel and now has a section dedicated to providing free resources for weight loss plans. We are committed to providing the same level of quality, up to date, informational, and reputable content to our visitors that we have through our Reader’s Digest publications for over 85 years. On our spotlight page, individuals will have access to the latest news in dieting, online support, successful weight loss tips and expert fitness advice.

SEXUAL WELLNESS

http://www.drdrew.com

Web page contains general health information, frequently asked questions, information on sex and STDs, information on piercings, and general health information ranging from eating disorders, abuse, suicide, violence, and sex.

http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu

Web site is a question and answer service provided by the University of Columbia covering topics such as general health, fitness and nutrition, emotional health, relationships, sexuality/sexual health, alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs. You can even Ask Alice your own health-related questions!

STRESS & MENTAL HEALTH

http://panicdisorder.about.com/health/panicdisorder

This web page provides information on panic and anxiety disorders. This site also contains crisis and suicide help, information on what to do if someone you know becomes suicidal, and provides a link to support groups that can help.

http://www.teachhealth.com

This web site explains what stress is, the different types of stress, and how tobacco puts stress on the body. This site also provides information regarding hormones, allergies, and provides a stress scale to show your stress level. Finally, this site contains information about the brain and brain chemicals that relate to stress.

SUBSTANCE INFORMATION

http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

This web page explains about AA and what it is all about, answers commonly asked questions, and gives general messages and facts to people of all ages regarding alcohol abuse.

http://www.al-anon.org/alateen.html

This site provides information and help for people who are coping with a loved one who is an alcoholic. Deals specifically with the people the alcoholic affects. This web page is geared more toward the teen and younger people in this situation.

http://web.bu.edu/cohis/smoking/about/othrprod.htm

This site explains about different ways of abusing tobacco, including smoking and chewing. This site also explains about nicotine and its effects, and various guides and help to quit smoking.

http://www.CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov

This is an online research center for changing the drinking culture on college campuses. Sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

http://www.ochealthinfo.com/tupp/help.htm

Orange County Health Care Agency Tobacco Use Prevention Program
http://www.lungusa.org/tobacco/

American Lung Association

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/how2quit.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION

http://www.ivillage.com/topics/relation/problems

This site contains six ways to improve and/or maintain
healthy communication along with links to other more specific information about
this topic.

http://www.advisorteam.com

Web page designed to give individuals information about themselves and their personality. Includes Kiersey’s four personality temperaments and how those temperaments affect relationships, jobs, and learning styles.

http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/trust

last updated 3-22-11 by smchugh@maritime.edu