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Our Favorites

Here are some of our favorite websites for health knowledge on the web. Note: this in an ongoing work in progress, if you have a site you would like to suggest please email us.

 

Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by the Alice! Health Promotion Program at Columbia University — a division of Health Services at Columbia University.

In the Know Zone. Aimed more for teenagers, but covers the basics on alcohol, drugs, some STIs & mental health topics.

Healthfinder.gov a little bit of everything

 

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Alcohol's Effects on the Brain and Body from Virginia Tech

Facts on Tap

Rethinking Drinking

The Sam Spady Foundation

Mouse Party-learn how drugs affect the brain, a fun interactive site from the University of Utah

CDC's Tips from Former Smokers website

 

Addictions

National Center for Responsible Gambling-College Gambling Site

 

Antibiotics-why they aren't always the answer to your problems

CDC-Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work

CDC-Antibiotic Resistance Questions & Answers

New York State Department of Health Viral Presciption (what to do when you have a virus like a cold or flu)

 

Birth Control

Bedsider.org-great birth control advice and some savvy relationship advice too!

Emergency Contraceptive facts

 

Eating Disorders/Body Image

Something Fishy

National Eating Disorders Association

National Association for Males with Eating Disorders, Inc

National Institute of Mental Health-this will take you directly to their eating disorder information

Eating Disorders-The Ultimate Online Resource Guide

Diet and Exercise Addiction-the bottom of page has a list of great resources for further information

The Body Image Project

Intersections of Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Media & Body Image (20 Tips to Help You Feel Better About Your Body)

Body Image in Your Bathroom Mirror-link to information on Body Dismorphic Disorder and resources on how to discuss body image issues with young people (thanks for suggesting this link Westwood Youth Group)

 

GLBT Health

Gay & Bisexual Men's Health

 

HIV/AIDS

AMFAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research

www.teenaids.org

AVERT, a source of international information on HIV/AIDS

United Nations & World Health Organization, a global perspective on the response to HIV/AIDS

U.S. Center for Disease Control HIV Resources

AIDS.gov

Planned Parenthood, a direct link to their STD resource page

 

Mental Health

Freedom From Fear-Mental Illness Advocacy, Resource Library

 

Nutrition

Communicating Food for Health-this site has lots of great free resources, membership ($) is required for full access

 

STIs Sexually Transmitted Infections (formerly known as STDs)

Are you at risk for an STD?, take this 5 minute quiz.

 

Relationship Violence

Please also see the know violence website

Respect Love-materials from the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

The Red Flag Campaign-look under "You + Your Friends" for relationship resources

Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) Communities

Violence Intervention Program-Our local Oneonta-based program offers free & confidential services

 

Sexual Assault

Please also see the know violence website

1in6.org- resources specifically developed for male survivors

RAINN-Rape Abuse and Incest National Network

Violence Intervention Program-Our local Oneonta-based program offers free & confidential services

Project Unbreakable-*trigger warning* this is a photojournalists work with victims of sexual assault

 

 

 

 

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