Other Health Education Resources

 

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General health and well-being Resources

Anatomy of the Human Heart

BMI - Body Mass Index: BMI Calculator
Cancer Facts--This online resource for cancer patients, their families, and caregivers is dedicated to delivering accurate and personalized information at a time of need.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention--includes travelers' health information, an alphabetical health topic index, a publication list, data and statistics, and much more. Direct access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines and other data is at CDC Wonder.
CNN Health Library--This site by CNN provides health news and information. Topics include: Family Health, Fitness and Nutrition, Senior's Health and Pain Management along with special Condition Centers, providing links to information for a particular disease such as heart, AIDS, arthritis, etc., or a medical condition like allergies, cold and flu.
Complete home medical guide--A comprehensive home reference that teaches you about your body in sickness and health
Consumer Connection--great site for current issues related to health and well-being
Discovery Channel's comprehensive health-related resources

Hazards of Tanning--Education and Debate; article entitled "Are we really dying for a tan?"

Healthy Fridge--This site is all about starting healthy eating habits when you are a kid and includes a quiz, recipes, and a word search for healthy.

Human Body--This site explores the human body and mind. Features include: Interactive Body, Psychological Tests and Human Instinct.

Human Anatomy Online--learn more about the medical descriptions used by doctors and nurses
Lowest Prescription Prices--Site allows you to compare prescription prices and to find the lowest prices online for your prescription
Medline Plus
MedTerms--Site features encyclopedic dictionary of over 9,000 classic and contemporary medical terms. Written entirely by physicians for both professional and non-professional readers site assists  everyone concerned about health--their health and the health of those that matter to them
Merck Medical Manual--This site provides complete and comprehensive medical information. Complete and in-depth information, written by nearly 200 leading medical experts, on the health issues that matter most to you
Mesothelioma Awareness

NIH Health Information Index--Gateway to a complete index of health information for researchers, healthcare professionals, public and patients, educators and the media. Excellent ready reference covers virtually all healthcare topics and conditions
Parts of the Brain for Kids--
It's a really fantastic guide to the parts of the brain and how it works! (submitted by Emma and her Purple Pod students at Mason Valley Tutors)

Population Studies--Research reports, news bulletins, and statistical data
Suicide Awareness/Voices of Education
The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's--Unless you are directly affected by the disease, it's difficult to understand the tragic and frustrating pathology of Alzheimer's. Yet as it promises to affect half of all seniors over 85, it's crucial to discern early-onset symptoms, such as forgetfulness and disorientation, from the normal behavior and mood swings of the elderly. Created by PBS, this unique "Living Center" hopes to clear up the cobwebs of misinformation and offer hands-on tools for patients, families, and their caregivers.
The Heart: An online exploration--Explore the heart. Discover the complexities of its development and structure. Follow the blood through the blood vessels. Wander through the web-like body systems. Learn how to have a healthy heart and how to monitor your heart's health. Look back at the history of heart science
The Journal of the American Medical Association--read articles from this international peer-reviewed general medical  journal, published since 1883
Your guide to health fraud--The purpose is site is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies
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Allergies
allallergy.net--learn how climates, precipitation, and plants relate to your allergies
Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Online--comprehensive information for allergy sufferers and others
Babies and Allergies--help for the parents of young children

Orkin.com provides insight into the world of Bed Bugs and many other household pests--articles on Bed Bugs, insects, activities for children, and detailed information about the habits of common pests. Because of a recent surge of Bed Bugs questions, Orkin has improved the Bed Bugs section in order to inform the public about detection, identification and prevention

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Kids' Health

Anatomy of the Human Heart

FDA Kid's Homepage
Growth Charts--From the Centers for Disease Control, pediatric growth charts for infants, children, and adolescents in the United
Healthy Choices for Kids Online
Kid's Health--Site provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence with areas for kids, teens, and parents offering
hundreds of in-depth articles and features
Kids Health for Kids--dealing with feelings, staying healthy, everyday illnesses and injuries, my body, growing up, kids' talk, things that help me, kids health problems, health problems for grown-ups
Kids' Talk--learn where expressions came from (such as: butterflies in my stomach)
Orkin.com provides insight into the world of Bed Bugs and many other household pests--articles on Bed Bugs, insects, activities for children, and detailed information about the habits of common pests. Because of a recent surge of Bed Bugs questions, Orkin has improved the Bed Bugs section in order to inform the public about detection, identification and prevention

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Nutrition
Dole 5 a Day--educational resources to help children eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday
Fast food choices...you are what you eat!
How Dieting Works--This How Stuff Works site looks first at weight gain and why gaining weight is so easy. Then look at what you can do about weight gain -- in the form of diet and exercise -- to maintain a consistent weight.
Lunch Buddy the Game

Nutrition: an alternative treatment for cancer--eating healthy can help anyone going through cancer treatment by helping reduce the symptoms that these devastating treatments cause

Nutrition Explorations--fun and easy way to teach and learn nutrition
Nutrition Navigator--The Tufts University Nutrition Navigator is the first online rating and review guide that solves the two major problems Web users have when seeking nutrition information: how to quickly find information best suited to their needs and whether to trust the information they find there. The Tufts University Nutrition Navigator is designed to help you sort through the large volume of nutrition information on the Internet and find accurate, useful nutrition information you can trust.
Nutrition Source--The site is designed to get you started down the path toward the healthiest diet possible by exploring the latest science about healthy eating for adults and by answering key questions about what you should eat.
PearBear Healthy Kids--help kids to learn about nutrition through stories and activities
Fast Food Nutrition--the real truth about fast food
What a difference a meal makes--nutritional suggestions
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Physical Education

Anatomy of the Human Heart

Fitness and Kids.com--children's health and fitness resources
Growth Charts--From the Centers for Disease Control, pediatric growth charts for infants, children, and adolescents in the United
Physical Education Lesson Plans
Sports Media--a site dedicated to providing lesson plans, tips, drills, activities and other teaching aids for the physical education teacher
Unicycling--This site teaches a school how to start a School Unicycle Club.  Unicycling Clubs boost kids self confidence and physical fitness. It is a great program, but it is hard to find resources, instructions, and equipment to start one.  This site has everything a school  needs.
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Vision
National Eye Institute--health information about care and protection of your eyes, including: Diseases and Disorders, Basic Eye Anatomy, Eye Care Resources, much more
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