Health and Wellness

Health and Nutrition for Kids
Cancer Center

General Health Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Current information on public health news, including requirements for immunizations and health warnings for travelers.

Health Finder
Resource for health information in English and Spanish, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Health Web
Links to sites evaluated by medical librarians on health topics.

The Mayo Clinic
Health information on all areas of health and medicine, with inks to information on interactions of different drugs and of drugs and alternative therapies.

Medline Plus
Has links to valuable and accurate information on hundreds of health conditions and issues. Also includes a medical dictionary, an encyclopedia and links to physician directories.

Web MD
Up-to-date information to help you manage your health

Site is searchable by keyword and results can be filtered by gender, age group, ethnic group and reading level

American Cancer Society

Drug Watch
Includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.

American Heart Association


Nutrition and Diet

My Pyramid
Interactive tool to get a healthy eating plan

Get Body Smart
Interactive flash animation on human anatomy and physiology

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Center for Nutrition
Dietary Guidelines and the Interactive Healthy Eating Index (IHEI), an online dietary assessment tool that includes nutrition messages.

Food and Nutrition Information
Topics from A to Z along with dietary guidelines provided by the USDA

Nutrition Source
Harvard School of Public Health provides information on healthy eating, staying active, and nutrition in the news

Teach Nutrition
The National Dairy Council provides teachers with classroom activities for teaching young children good eating habits

Family Medicine

Everyday Health

Family Doctor
From the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Mental Health

Internet Mental Health
Resources in all areas of emotional and mental health

Brainweb and Brain Information
Current information on brain function, diseases, and articles including additiction, sleep and learning

Adolescent Health

Teens Health
Excellent site for families

Adolescent Directory
Physical and psychological issues facing teens

Alternative Medicine

Herb Research Foundation

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Government agency dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices

Medical Journals

U.S. National Library of Medicine
Resources related to the biomedical and health sciences.

Current news from medical journals


Quack Watch
Site maintained by Dr. Steven Barrett debunking medical quackery and giving a place to check on things you hear and aren’t sure are true.

Science of Cooking
A detailed look at the history of foods and food preparation. Questions and answers to common questions about foods such as why garlic can turn purple.

Program for the Study of Media and Health
Covers the relationship between entertainment media and health, with a special focus on children and media