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National Health Resources

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.

The Mayo Clinic Health
The Mayo Clinic Health site offers health information and self-improvement and disease management tools.

Go Ask Alice!
Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Promotion Program.  "Alice!" answers questions about relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health, fitness, nutrition, alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs, and general health.

The Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control is at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.  The CDC is the source for news about travelers’ health and vaccines and immunizations.


Nutrition Resources

Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.

Choose MyPlate
MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.

Super Tracker
The SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. You can look up individual foods to see or compare their nutritional value, find recommendations for what and how much you should eat, compare your food choices to these recommendations and to your nutrient needs, and assess personal physical activities and identify ways to improve.

American Dietetics Association
The American Dietetics Association provides links to good nutrition sources.  The ADA serves the public by promoting optimal nutrition, health and well-being.

Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source
The aim of the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source is to provide timely information on diet and nutrition for clinicians, allied health professionals, and the public. The site provides clear tips for healthy eating and dispels nutrition myths. Find out what you should eat and why.

Exercise Science & Sports Medicine Resources

American College of Sports Medicine
One mission of the American College of Sports Medicine is to increase public awareness and education about the positive aspects of physical activity for people of all ages, from all walks of life.  ACSM recommendations are the most widely accepted guidelines for frequency, duration, and intensity of various types of physical activity.

American Council on Exercise
The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective physical activity.

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity's mission is to unite the strengths of public, private, and industry efforts into collaborative partnerships that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles.

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.