Health


General Health and Medicine

Important!
Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial
MLA: A User’s Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web


Access Excellence
Articles and links for health and bio teachers and students.
AIDSinfo: Education and Resource Center
Access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information about current public health concerns, statistics, and a guide to health reference by topic are among this site’s offerings.
Continuous Chest Compression CPR video
Be a lifesaver; not a bystander. This video from the University of Arizona shows how to apply continuous chest compression CPR.
Discovery Life
Health and fitness information from the Dicovery Channel.
Drugs (Pharmaceuticals)
DrugWatchEMedExpertHealthline Drug DirectoryNational Lib. MedicineUXL Encyclopedia of Drugs ebook *
* see librarian for password
FamilyDoctor.org
Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
First-Aid Guide
Medical emergencies don’t occur every day. But when they do, information can help you deal with these situations. From the Mayo Clinic.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine ebook
A 2011 reference book from Gale Research. (See librarian for password.)
Health and Nutrition: USA.gov
Official information and services from the U.S. government.
Healthfinder.gov
Hand-picked health information from A to Zprevention & wellness, diseases & conditions, and alternative medicineplus medical dictionaries, an encyclopedia, journals, and more.
HealthLine
Healthline Networks offers the easiest way for consumers to quickly and easily find consistently excellent health information on the Web.
HEALTHMap
HEALTHmap brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health.
Mayo Clinic
Online site for the Mayo Clinic. With information about diseases, health & fitness, drugs, first aid, and answers from doctors.
Medical Animation Library
Dozens of animations and videos from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Medical Dictionary
Our dictionary contains definitions and explanations of thousands of medical terms and also features pronunciations and abbreviations. You can search for medical dictionary definitions using either the search system or alphabetical listing.
MedicineNet.com
Easy to understand information on everything from common ailments to prescription drugs. Includes a dictionary of medical terms.
MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 900 diseases and conditions. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, easy-to-understand tutorials on common conditions, tests, and treatments, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
National Cancer Institute
Conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.
NHS: Behind the Headlines
Background information about science that makes the news from Britain’s National Health Service.
National Institutes of Health
The NIH website offers health information for the public, scientists, researchers, medical professionals, patients, educators, and students. The Site has extensive information on funding and training opportunities, clinical trials, health news and links to the many Institutes and Centers that make-up the NIH.
National Library of Medicine
Search biomedical literature, Find medical terminologies, Search NLM collections, Read about diseases, Learn about drugs, Explore history, Find a clinical trial, Use a medical dictionary, Find free full-text articles. Includes access to MedlinePlus, PubMed, TOXNET, instructional videos and other databases and materials.
Poison Help
Information from the Department of Health and Human Services, including an emergency number and links to local Poison Center websites.
PubMed
PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
Radiation Dose Chart
This is a chart of the ionizing radiation dose a person can absorb from various sources. From the webcomic xkcd.
State Health Facts
Statistics about health care, coverage, and costs in the United States.
TOXNET
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Published by the National Library of Medicine.
WebMD.com
Diseases, family, fitness, a drug database, a calorie counter, and current health news are covered at this site.
World Health Organizaion
Information on health and disease around the world.

Addictions

Addiction Search
Annoted index to tons of information about addictions, treatments, statistics, etc.
Alcohol Problems and Solutions
Facts, statistics, tips, drinking and driving, alcohol and youth, health issues… this site has it all.
BeTobaccoFree.gov
BeTobaccoFree.gov provides information from various Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operating and staff divisions. Topics covered include: About Tobacco, Health Effects, Quit Now, Don’t Start
Broome County STOP-DWI Program
Information about our community STOP-DWI program. Includes statistics and links to related sites.
Drug Abuse and Addition: Understanding the Signs, Symptoms, and Effects
Find out how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug abuse or addiction in yourself or someone you care about.
DrugRehab.com
Though the focus of this site is on addicts and their famiilies, there is also plenty of information for those just seeking information about drugs and addictions.
Eating Disorders
Gaming the Poor
A research team from the University at Buffalo and SUNY Buffalo State has conducted studies that offer new evidence of the exploitative effects of casino gambling on lower-income Americans. (New York Times, June 2014)
Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body
An educational collaboration between the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Scholastic Inc., this series provides science-based information about the effects of drugs and drug abuse on the brain and body through a variety of print and Web formats.
HelpGuide.org: Drug Abuse and Addiction
Learning about the nature of drug abuse and addiction—why and how it develops, what it looks like, and why it can have such a powerful hold—will give you a better understanding of the problem and how to best deal with it.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Lots of good information. Young people should note the Students and Young Adults and NIDA for Teens sections especially.
New York State Smoker’s Quitline
Information about smoking and how to quit.
Recovery Connection: Drugs of Abuse
Descriptions of various drugs from a commercial site for recovering addicts. The page Addiction Resources lists articles with further information on addiction and recovery.
Reports on Tobacco from United States Surgeons General

Fact sheets and other information are also available on the site, as well as other official Surgeon General reports.

Web of Addictions
Fact sheets about the effects of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and general information about substance abuse, a “rolodex” of places to get help, and links to other sites.

Mental Health

APA: Health & Emotional Wellness
By understanding how stress impacts our health and what steps we can take to stay emotionally balanced, we can lay the foundation for complete wellness. From the American Psychological Association.
APA – Psychology Help Center
From the American Psychological Association, brochures, tips and articles on the psychological issues that affect your physical and emotional well-being.
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Not an actual encyclopedia, but rather a subject-organized set of links to psychology-related web pages.
KidsPeace
KidsPeace gives kids peace through mental health treatment programs, crisis intervention and public education. Includes hotline numbers, free online magazine, and sponsors TeenCentral, where teens can talk with teens.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. They also have a YouTube channel with informative videos.
Stress Management
Stress about school, friends, exams, and life in general can make you tired, sick, and depressed, and anxious. Learn about stress, what causes it, and how to deal with it.
Suicide FAQ
Usenet FAQ about suicide. Old but still valuable.
Teen Depression
Links to all sorts of information about teen depression and suicide.
Teen Depression
Page about what teen depression is, what causes it, its relation to teen social issues, the symptoms, and treatment.
TeensHealth
Information about health for teens, including both mental and physical health and safety issues.
Teen Mental Health
A resource for teens and parents from MedLine Plus.
What A Difference A Friend Makes
This site is here for people living with mental illness—and their friends. You’ll find tools to help in the recovery process, and you can also learn about the different kinds of mental illnesses, read real-life stories about support and recovery… and more.
YellowRibbon.org
Information from the Yellow Ribbon suicide prevention program.

Nutrition

40 Percent of Food Sold in the U.S. Never Gets Eaten
Statistically Speaking: A Wasteland of Food
A pair of articles from Scientific American on the causes and impact of wasted food.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Includes fact sheets, papers, a reading list, and food pyramid information.
Calorie Control Council
Calorie calculators, exercise calculator, body mass index calculator, and more.
CDC: Nutrition
CDC nutrition efforts support public health strategies and programs that improve dietary quality, support healthy child development, and reduce chronic disease.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
As one of the nation’s top consumer advocates, CSPI will keep fighting for government policies and corporate practices that promote healthy diets, prevent deceptive marketing practices, and ensure that science is used to promote the public welfare.
Cooks Info
Online food encyclopedia with tons of recipes and information about all sorts of food and drink.
Daysworth Nutrition Calculator
Enter a kind of food to find out its nutritional value.
Eat Well Guide
The easiest and most comprehensive way for you to find wholesome, fresh, sustainable food in the US and Canada.
Food and Nutrition Information Center
Information from the National Agricultural Library of the Dept. of Agriculture.
Food Freezing Tips: How Long Can You Store Meals in Your Freezer?
Handy infographic showing how long various kinds of food stay fresh in the freezer.
Food in Every Country
Information about cuisine around the world, with sample recipes.
The FOOD Museum
This is the on-line home of The FOOD Museum, your source for food exhibits, examination of food issues and resources, food history, food fun, food news on The FOOD Museum’s interactive Blog, answers to your food questions, and the museum’s favorite places and things, including restaurants, cafes, books, and films.
Food Safety
Food safety, proper food handling and storage, foodborne diseases, and related topics.
Foodsel
A wealth of information at your finger tips, neatly organized by group, manufacturer or nutrient provides information on processed and unprocessed foods.
Healthy Eating
This guide is full of tips for staying healthy whether eating in or going out.
How Many Fruits and Vegetables Should I Eat: A Visual Guide
The whole confusing and vague idea of eating enough ‘servings’ has pretty much been scrapped, and now the powers that be (the USDA, CDC, Department of Health & Human Services) are talking cups. … We’ve created a visual chart based on data from the USDA and some chopping and measuring in our test kitchen.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
While it’s true that what is known about nutrition and diet is evolving, there are some nutrition basics you can keep in mind. By knowing these nutrition basics, you’ll be better equipped to sort through the latest research and advice. From the Mayo Clinic.
NutritionData
Facts, tools, articles, calorie counter, fast food facts, and more.
Nutrition.gov
Food facts, food safety, lifestyle issues, and health management are some of the subjects covered in this website.
Shelf Life Advice
This site answers questions such as how long food is good once opened and how accurate are “Best By” dates, as well as supplying FAQs about food-borne illness, cookware, and other food safety issues.
Still Tasty
How long will your favorite food or beverage stay safe and tasty? What is the best way to store it?
Sustainable Table
A consumer campaign … to help fill in the gaps in the sustainable food movement, and to help direct consumers to the leading organizations who are working on the issue. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by all the problems surrounding our food supply, Sustainable Table celebrates the joy of food and eating.
Two Foods
twofoods allows you instantly compare the nutritional data of two food items to see which food suits your healthy eating goal.
USDA Food Composition Databases
Search here to find nutrition information on thousands of foods and brand foods.
USDA’s MyPlate
Graphic representation of a balanced diet.
Vegetarian Nutrition for Teenagers
The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger.
What Does 200 Calories Look Like?
Some foods have significantly more Calories than others but what does the difference actually look like. Each of the photographs below represents 200 Calories of the particular type of food; the images are sorted from low to high calorie density.
What Do 300 Calorie Meals Look Like?
Here is a selection of meals that are in the 300-400 Calorie range. The visual representation gives an idea of portion size.
World’s Healthiest Foods
The Foundation’s mission is to offer the latest scientific information about the benefits of the World’s Healthiest Foods and the specific nutrients they provide. Equally important, we offer practical, simple and affordable ways to enjoy them that fit your individual lifestyle.

Psychology

AllPsych Online
One of the largest and most comprehensive psychology websites on the Internet. Inside the site you’ll find over over 920 individual, cross referenced, web pages and an estimated 3000 pages of printed material. Includes dictionary, timeline, biographies, and more.
AACAP: Facts for Families
Short articles from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology.
APA – Psychology Help Center
From the American Psychological Association, brochures, tips and articles on the psychological issues that affect your physical and emotional well-being.
BPS Research Digest Blog
A feast of psychology research broken down into digestible morsels for students, their teachers…in fact, anyone who loves psychology
BrainBlog
News about our knowledge of the brain and behavior.
Classics in the History of Psychology
An effort to make the full texts of a large number of historically significant public domain documents from the scholarly literature of psychology and allied disciplines available on the World Wide Web.
The Curious Dreamer
The Curious Dreamer is a free dream dictionary. … The dictionary is updated regularly and is searchable and indexed alphabetically and by category.
Discovering Psychology
Online video course from WBGH; requires free registration. Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition enables students, as well as general viewers, to learn psychology’s history, observe psychology in practice, and better understand its relevance to their own lives.
Encyclopedia of Death and Dying
Articles on historical, literary, religious, medical, psychological, and social aspects of death and dying.
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Anotated links organized by subject to psychology-related sites around the web.
ePsych: An electronic Psychology text
Introduction to aspects of the brain, including perception and illusions. Very visually oriented.
Gale: Health Reference Center Academic
Articles on health related issues, including psychology. (Ask librarian for password.)
The Infinite Mind
Archived streaming audio of the PBS radio show The Infinite Mind from 1997-2008. This show addressed the latest developments in neuroscience and the biology of human behavior.
Mind and Brain / Mind Matters
Articles and blog from Scientific American.
The Mind: Teaching Modules (video)
Unravel the mysteries of the mind with these video teaching modules… The modules present current findings on language processing, drug treatment and addictions, and cognitive development throughout the life span. The programs also cover mood and personality disorders, and pain and its treatment.
MIT OpenCourseWare: Brain and Cognitive Sciences
MIT OpenCourseWare is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world.
PsychCentral
Extensive information from a doctor of psychology. Site includes an excellent set of links as well.
Psychology 101
This text is designed to give you a general idea of what psychology is, how information is developed, what we have learned about ourselves, and how psychology is applied to help improve people’s lives.
Psychology: an Introduction
Free online introductory psych textbook.
The Psychology of Cyberspace
Online book which explores the psychological aspects of environments created by computers and online networks.
Psych Web
This Web site contains lots of psychology-related information for students and teachers of psychology. Browse topics or search directly for your topic.
ScienceDaily: Mind and Brain News
Current news in psychology and brain science.
Social Psychology Network
More than 15,000 links related to psychology. Search or browse by topic.
You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential
These [principles] can be implemented every day, to get you the benefits of intense entire-brain training, and should transfer to gains in overall cognitive functioning as well.
Your Amazing Brain
Explore your brain, take part in real-life experiments and test yourself with our games, illusions and brain-benders.
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