- 21 published articles written
by author Ed Wimberly, each addressing a question that he believes to be important
in our task of raising great kids.
- Aids and STD (Sexually Transmitted
- Allrefer Health encyclopedia
- The American Museum of Natural History
- Anti-Smoking Site for Teens of the
Internet's coolest anti- tobacco sites. Research your questions easily. The
Message to Youth will rock you!
- Asthma tool
- BabytimeInformative and fun ways to
care for your baby! Interactive play programs designed for baby's development -
activities, songs, and games - make parenting fun!
- The Body covers every aspect of HIV and
AIDS from the medical to the social, and hosts over 40 top AIDS groups. Free
interactive Q&A with experts and the Loel Poor Photo Exhibit.
- CDC Index
- Common Cold A comprehensive
source of information on the common cold that facilitates informed
decisions about cold prevention and treatment.
- Communicable Disease Links
- Community site for
families needing a little help with organization: Calendar, Addressbook, Recipes,
Home Records, Meals, Shopping List, Special Offers and more...
education, dietitians, dieting, weight loss, over eating, avoiding obesity, eating healthy
foods, sizism, and diets.
- The Discovery Channel Online
- Eating Disorders: BOOKS
- Slim to None by Jennifer Hendricks, Gordon Hendricks, and Christopher Athas
- Jaglom film, *Eating* http://us.imdb.com/Title?0099480
- Holy Hunger: A Memoir of Desire by Margaret Bullitt-Jonas.
- Dancing on My Grave, by Gelsey Kirkland
- Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters by Joan Ryan
- Life Size by Jennifer Shute
- You Remind Me Of You by Eileen Corrigan.
- Cut by Susanna McCormick
- Good Enough...When Losing is Winning, and Thin Enough Can Never be Achieved -- by Cynthia Nappa Bitter
- The Family Violence Prevention Fund
(FVPF) works to answer that question in all its endeavors. We train
judges and police officers to respond appropriately when they are
confronted with battering, and to treat it as a serious crime. We work
with healthcare providers across the country to educate them about how to
identify and help victims of abuse and their children. And we have
developed a multi-faceted public education campaign to raise awareness
about the problem and let people know what they can do to get involved in
their communities. More and more, people are beginning to recognize their
own role in stopping domestic violence, asking themselves "what can I do
to help?" rather than "what should she do to escape the abuse?"
- Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
- globalhealth.gov This Website from the US
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is geared toward illuminating the connection
between domestic and international health issues. The site reviews HHS's work in these areas
and offers useful pointers to data resources, international travel information, reports and
publications, and more. Both the general public and researchers and medical professionals
should find this a useful bookmark.
- The Healthy Refrigerator
resource! The tutorials listed on this webpage are interactive health
education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics
each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy- to-read language. You can
also listen to the tutorial.
- Home Economics/Family and Consumer
Includes lesson plans, bulletin board and free stuff...
- The Hope Project was designed to reach,
inform, assist and motivate parents to ensure that their disabled children receive appropriate
help and receive it as early as possible, thereby giving them a much greater chance of a
healthy, happy life.
- Johns Hopkins "links" page
- K-12 and Family
Alcohol and Drug Information.List of Diseases
- Living with asthma or allergic disease is a
challenge we'll help you meet. Find out how asthma and allergies affect you. If you are a
teen, a working adult or a parent, you need to know all you can about the causes and triggers
of the allergic response. Join our Clearbreathing Club to stay current on recent developments.
Clearbreathing.com, the definitive source for asthma and allergy information and treatment,
brought to you by Genentech and Novartis.
- Mens Health and the most common
issues for men to consider.
- National Center for Infectious Diseases
- National Families in Action - working to
prevent drug abuse in families and communities. Use of Most Drugs Higher Among U.S.
10th-Graders Than European 10th-Graders The European School Survey on Alcohol and Other Drugs
released its 1999 survey of 10th grade students in 30 European nations. The survey is designed
to be comparable to the U.S. Monitoring the Future Survey.
- The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy
Babies Coalition (HMHB) was created in 1981 as a result of the U.S.
Surgeon General's conference on infant mortality. From its inception, HMHB
has focused attention on raising public awareness of the basic components
of prenatal care--early care, good nutrition, avoidance of
drugs--including not drinking and not smoking, and promotion of
breastfeeding. The Coalition has targeted low income and underserved
communities as they disproportionately represent women who do not receive
early prenatal care and babies who suffer higher rates of infant
mortality. HMHB has also developed educational materials and resources for
health care providers to help them better serve these communities.
- The National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health's great online Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, chemical
names and synonym index.
- Natural Health Magazine Online -
health and nutrition advice on alternative medicines, supplements, natural remedies and food.
Look for other Fitness Online Network magazines like Shape and Fit Pregnancy.
- NOAH New York Online Access to Health
- New York State Department of Health
- Nutrition Explorations is all about
children, families and healthy eating. There's a section on the site for everyone! Whether you
are a teacher looking for nutrition programs, a parent interested in making nutrition a top
priority or a youngster looking to eat healthfully - you're at the right site!
- The Nutrition Source: Knowledge for
Healthy Eating The Harvard School of Public Health set up this Web site to serve as a thorough
source of scholarly material on the subjects of nutrition and healthy eating. As the site notes,
"we explore the latest science about healthy eating for adults, answering key questions about what
you should eat." The site is divided into sections such as Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fiber, each
of which features an extended essay providing helpful information about each topic and debunking
certain myths about different foodstuffs that are often perpetuated by the media or their mere
ubiquity. Some of the subjects addressed by the different sections include the now- legendary
butter versus margarine debate that began several decades ago and the contention that fiber may
significantly reduce the risk of colon cancer. Perhaps the most helpful section on the site is
titled Interpreting News on Diet, which is devoted to explaining the nature of the multitude of
medical and scientific studies on nutrition and their subsequent coverage in the media.
- Osh.Net is an Internet gateway site for occupational
safety and health information and resources. The site has over 1,300 annotated links to
interesting Internet sites containing a vast amount of information on health and safety.
Osh.Net is owned and published on a for-profit basis by WorkCare(tm); an occupational
health consulting and outsourcing firm. Our goal is to help you, the safety and health
professional, to increase your efficiency by giving you quick access to the resources that
will make your job more effective and productive, with the end goal of protecting the
health and safety of your employees and the public."
- Phobias Long listing of phobias (fears). Site also includes
a FAQ; articles about treatments, naming conventions, fear quotes and more. However, if you suffer from
catagoricaphobia (fear of lists), then perhaps you should avoid this site.
- Presidentís Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Public School Cafeterias Enter the Atkins Debate
School Cafeterias Resist Low-carb
Beyond Mystery Meat
American School Food Service Association
Teenagers Today: Low-carb Diets
Center for Disease Control: Obesity Trends [pdf]
ABCNEWS.com: Book Excerpt: "Flip the Switch"
- Reducing substance abuse,
prevention efforts must extend beyond the government. Teachers, coaches, medical
professional, clergy and responsible adults from all walks of life are needed to
help guide children towards healthy lifestyles. Youth drug use is entirely
preventable, especially if kids are involved in adult-supervised extracurricular
activities. If we can keep young people off drugs, they will be less likely to use
illegal substances as adults. To help achieve this goal, the Office of National
Drug Control Policy-along with our partner organizations-encourages you to become
an active part of a younger's life through community anti-drug coalitions or many
other fine volunteer opportunities. Young people need fun, challenging ways to
spend their time with peers and adults who care about them. Adults can act as role
models and steer young people into positive, structured activities. You are
critical to the development of our nations youth-through your direct actions as
well as advice, instruction, and encouragement. Join with your neighbors and help
make a difference in a young person's life and in the health of your community.
Please use this web site to become informed. Remember, you can keep at least one
child off of drugs.
- Savvy Student is a site filled with money
saving tips, advice, stories, and ideas designed to help high school and college students
manage their money."
- SmallStep.gov Recently a new study from
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Disease Control
indicated that deaths due to poor diet and physical inactivity rose by 33 percent
over the past ten years, and may soon overtake tobacco use as the leading preventable
cause of death. In an attempt to combat what can only be described as a potential
public health nightmare, the Department of Health and Human Service has created this
site designed to provide information on the subject of diet and exercise that will
help people make improvements through incremental change in various habits.
- Some Answers An educational
resource that answers questions about teen sexual health by providing
information about sexually transmitted diseases(STDs)and prevention
- "USDA Coordinated Nutrition Research
Program on Health and Nutrition Effects of Popular Weight-loss Diets... Consumers spend
billions of dollars annually in attempting to lose weight through various diets, yet they
know relatively little about the short- and long-term health effects of these popular
- Women health and fitness. Look out
for exercises, daily tips, motivation, tools and articles to achieve successful,
healthy weight loss.