Health

 

Health
 
  For the  ealth of it!

Nutrition & Physical Activity
United States Dept. of Agriculture -Food Pyramid analyzed and explained. Interactive tools to encourage nutritional eating habits. 

Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern-Videos and sideshows of Zimmern's adventures with various types of foods from different cultures.30 Day Meal Plan for People with Diabetes-Offers a 30-day calendar with 3 healthy meals per day for people with diabetes.

Green America-Click on "Responsible Shopper" to find out where your money goes when you purchase specific brands of foods.

Sustainable Table: Serving Up Healthy Food Choices

Healthy Fridge-Focuses on keeping your heart smart!

President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition -Advisory committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services about physical activity, fitness, and sports in America.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Just Think Twice-Street smart prevention for students who may think about experimenting with drugs; sponsored by the Dept. of Justice.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Human Services Administration-A public education website developed to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs among those from 7 to 20.

Stop Alcohol Abuse-A comprehensive portal of federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy-Works to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism-Provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting research; translates and disseminates research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public on alcohol-related issues.

Social/Emotional Health
National Institute of Mental Health-focuses on researching mental health issues; largest scientific community in the world.

Mental Health America-promotes mental health, prevents mental disorders, and achieves victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services.

PAVNET Online-(Partnership Against Violence Network) resources on anger management and other youth violence prevention techniques.

SERA Learning-Resources on anger management training developed by practitioners.

That's Not Cool- Uses examples of controlling, pressuring, and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse. Discusses how cellphones, IM, and online profiles  are places that are used to make teens uncomfortable.

Love is Respect-discusses teen dating and how to tell when a relationship is controlling and/or threatening.

Personal Health & Wellness
Office of Population Affairs-Focuses on a wide range of reproductive health topics, including adolescent pregnancy, family planning, and sterilization, as well as other population issues.

Above the Influence-Focuses on making teens aware of what types of factors influence their lives so that they can make informed decisions.

The Cool Spot-Discusses alcohol, teen pressure and underage drinking.

Students Taking Charge-Encourage students to take charge of their health by advocating for themselves.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
-Encourages schools to provide physical activity during the day.

BET Rap-It-Up- Discusses HIV/AIDS.


Michigan Electronic Library Databases
(www.mel.org)
Info Trac Psychology Collection Database
Health and Wellness Resource Center Database-includes medical dictionary, Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine and much more!
Health Reference Center Academic Database-provides full text articles from Nursing and Allied Heath journals.

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