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MedLine Plus 
This site from the National Library of Medicine offers links for health topics, dictionaries, organizations, news, and more.
NetWellness  
Highest quality health information and educational services created and evaluated by the faculty at the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University.
NOAH: New York Access to Health        
The New York Online Access to Health index of resources on many health topics. 
Healthfinder  
A directory of sites from the Department of Health and Human Services.  Links are well organized, and there is a special section for young adults.  Click on the 'Details' button next to a link for a thorough description of the site.  Includes links to online journals, dictionaries, and libraries.
Intelihealth  
From Aetna U.S. Healthcare, this hub of health resources features information from Harvard Medical School, other universities, and government and private medical organizations.
WebMD  
The Net's most popular health site (3.5 million visitors in January, 2001).
Merck Manual Home Edition  
This site has a friendly user's guide which outlines medical terms and chapter organization, and a lengthy table of contents: everything you'd find in the print version of a good family medical guide. The newest version has videos, animations, and an audio guide to pronunciations.
Internet Mental Health
Includes an 'encyclopedia' of mental disorders--description and treatment. Provides authoritative links for some serious conditions--panic disorders, agoraphobia, bipolar disorder, social phobia--that most of us don't recognize or understand.

Nutrition

Food and Nutrition Information Center  
Excellent sections on eating disorders and dietary assessment (including the latest edition of the food pyramid).  The "Consumer Corner" has many full-text documents on the food and nutrition topics the public most frequently asks about.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Nutrition Navigator 
Use this site to find out about many more health and nutrition sites, along with full descriptions and critical commentary.  The sites are rated on a 25 point scale by Tufts University's School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Fitness Online
Advice on diet, nutrition, and exercise.  Calculators for body mass index, appropriate weight for your height, calories burned during exercise, and the amount of sleep you should be getting.  Of course, they also sell things here, but the articles are free.
CyberDiet  
Features many interactive assessment tools--everything a person would need to plan a healthy diet.  The "Daily Food Planner" helps construct a personal menu plan, complete with recipes and a shopping list.  The "Resource Center" posts practical information and advice for people on special diets or allergies, diabetes, and other medical conditions.
The Diet Channel  
Includes "over 600 links to reliable diet information."  Sections of interest to students may include sports nutrition, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, supplements, diet and heart disease, and 'functional' foods.  Links to many diet and activity analysis tools.

Teens & Stress

Teens Health/Stress
Explains good stress/bad stress, signs of stress overload, and offers suggestions for keeping stress under control. From the Nemours Foundation.
Advice for Teens: Defusing Stress
A simple, short article from a staff member at Purdue University.
Teen Stress
Explains stress and stressors, signs of stress and how to handle it. From the Wholistic Stress Control Institute.
Last modified: Thursday, December 11, 2008, 12:40 PM