http://www.girlshealth.gov/The sites listed below are designed to provide accurate health information for young adults. H ealthI nfoI owa provides these sites as a guide; we do not endorse and are not responsible for information found at these sites. The list includes site title, website address, and a brief summary of the resources provided.
Center for Young Women's Health - This site was created by Children's Hospital Boston to help teen girls, their parents, teachers, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specifice diseases and conditions. They want to empower teen girls and young women to take an active role in their own health care.
Family Doctor - This web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing family physicians. All the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.
Food and Drug Administration for Students and Educators - From how to read a nutrition label, to tips for students writing a school report, the resources listed on this page can help both educators and students.
Food Safety and Nutrition information for kids and teens - Provides tips on keeping food safe including the preparation, storing, and cooking of food as well as proper handwashing techniques.
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University's Health Education Program — a division of Health Services at Columbia. Go Ask Alice! answers questions about relationships; sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health.
Iwannaknow is sponsored by the American Social Health Organization, which is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities with a focus on preventing sexually transmitted diseases and their harmful consequences. This site provides information and frank answers to questions about puberty, sex and sexually transmitted diseases.
MedlinePlus Teen Health - This is the premier web site for consumer health information, developed by the National Library of Medicine. The site contains health information for over 700 conditions; information for adults, teens and children; information about medications; a medical dictionary; a directory of health-related organizations, and videos of surgeries. It also has education material in Spanish and other languages. A safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. You can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice. There's a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web. Our mission is to tell it to you straight. Developed by the Nemours Foundation.
Young Men's Health - Children’s Hospital Boston created this site to help teen boys improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. Topics include nutrition, fitness, sexuality, physical and emotional health.