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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

Keep It Social student designed campaign from Nova Scotia

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)

Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue-learn about eating disorder & body image issues, links to national groups and treatment centers.

 

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

 

Staying Healthy in General

Publichealth.org-what to take care of and when.

 

 

 

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