- The information provided through these internet links is for educational/informational purposes only. The intention is not to provide medical advice or replace the services of a trained healthcare professional. Please take issues or medical concerns to your healthcare provider.
Lunch and Learns
Pages dealing with Drugs and Alcohol
Sites for Health Searches
- AllRefer Health Encyclopedia http://health.allrefer.com/
- Go Ask Alice! www.goaskalice.columbia.edu
You can ask ANYTHING (and we mean anything) related to drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, fitness, nutrition, mental health, and other health-related topics to this question and answer site.
- Healthfinder www.healthfinder.gov
Search for information concerning physical activity, overweight and obesity, tobacco use, substance abuse, responsible sexual behavior, mental health, injury and violence, environmental quality, immunization, access to health care, etc.
- WebMD webmd.lycos.com
A health guide to various medical ailments and a drug reference search engine.
- Public Resource on Clinical Lab Testing www.labtestsonline.org
A public resource on clinical lab testing from the laboratory professionals who do the testing.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections http://www.stdwizard.org/
This online tool is based on the CDC STD treatment guidelines and makes this expert knowledge accessible to the public. No personal information is collected and the “quiz” can be taken online in complete privacy. The STD Wizard was developed by the Medical Institute for Sexual Health in collaboration with STD experts in response to demand for online sexual health information. The Wizard guides users through interactive questions and takes only 5 minutes to complete. At the end, each user receives STD screening advice tailored to their specific risk profile. People who take the quiz can learn about behaviors that may put them at risk.
Specific Health Concerns
- Calculate your Cardiovascular Risk hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/atpiii/calculator.asp
Risk assessment tool for estimating your 10-year risk of having a heart attack. This tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a person's chance of having a heart attack in the next 10 years. This tool is designed for adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes.
- Information on Lice www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/lice/default.htm
Everything you ever want to know about the various types of lice.
- Information on Injuries www.cdc.gov/health/injuries.htm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers information on a variety of injuries.
- Melanoma Education Foundation www.skincheck.com
The Melanoma Education Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of saving lives from this common and tragic disease by emphasizing the importance of monthly self-examination of the skin to detect melanoma while it is thin and curable. We are especially interested in reaching teens and young adults, who are often unaware of melanoma and their vulnerability to it. We also want to educate parents who, by acting now, can prevent the tragedy of melanoma from affecting their children as adults.
Health Related Organizations and Groups
- Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people — at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
- American College Health Association www.acha.org
The American College Health Association (ACHA) will be the principal advocate and leadership organization for college and university health. The association will provide advocacy, education, communications, products, and services, as well as promote research and culturally competent practices to enhance its members' ability to advance the health of all students and the campus community.
- National Network for Immunization Information www.immunizationinfo.org
The mission of the National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) is to provide the public, health professionals, policy makers, and the media with up-to-date, scientifically valid information related to immunization to help them understand the issues and to make informed decisions.
- American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals and the public. The Association is also actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes.
- Vegetarian Resource Group www.vrg.org
Everything you need to know about vegetarian and vegan recipes, nutritional information, and much, much more.
- American Social Health Associations www.ashastd.org/news/111201.html
The American Social Health Association is recognized by the public, patients, providers and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about STDs. ASHA is a trusted, non-governmental resource that has advocated on behalf of patients to help improve public health outcomes since 1914. You can be assured that the information you find on this website is based upon well-researched and documented medical facts and follows approved treatment guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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