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Health & Lifestyle-Related Resources

Welcome! Here you will find various links to websites on important health and lifestyle related issues facing college students today. Take some time to check these out; there are many links!

Index:
Alcohol Abuse/Drug Abuse/Support for Parents
Alternative Medicine
Anxiety/Panic
Contraceptives/Condom Use
Depression/Bi-Polar Disorder/Suicide
Support for Individuals with Disabilities
Eating Disorders
Support for GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered peoples)
Health/Wellness
HIV/AIDS
Incest/Sexual Abuse/Rape
Internet Usage Information
Men's Health
Nutrition
Other Issues and Disorders
Piercing/Tattoos
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sleep Problems
Smoking
Women's Health
 

*Counseling Center favorite


Alcohol Use/Drug Abuse/Support for Family Members

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Search for Substance Abuse Services
From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Health

Narcotics Anonymous organization

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Contains reports articles on addictions. Also gives information on the latest research and advances in scientific research regarding addictions and drug abuse

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Alternative Medicine

Melatonin and Sleep
Information from the National Sleep Foundation about using melatonin for insomnia

Herbs Thought to be Effective...*
A very helpful guide on which herbs you might consider using to boost your health

Herbs to Avoid...*
Think twice about using these herbs; natural is not always mean safe!

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Anxiety/Panic

Anxieties.Com*
The largest free anxiety self-help site on the internet

The Panic Center*
The Panic Center is an interactive Web site dedicated to helping those who suffer from Panic Disorder

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Contraceptives/Condom Use

Planned Parenthood Page on Birth Control*

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Depression/Bi-Polar Disorder/Seasonal Affective Disorder/Suicide Education

Quick Access to National Institute of Mental Health information on:
Depression and Women
Depression and Men
Bi-Polar Disorder

Information on Anti-Depressant Medication
Information for students from Dr. Nathan Somers, Psychiatrist

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Has some video clips on depression and manic depression available for viewing, each about 30 minutes

Suicide Education
A nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide education

Beyond Suicide
Conversations about suicide can transform grief and bring new life.

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Support for Individuals with Disabilities

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)
A website dedicated to empowering people with disabilities

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Referral (EDreferral.com)
International Eating Disorder Referral Organization, is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. There is excellent information on what to look for in treatment centers and therapists offering treatment for eating disorders. Good general information on eating disorders exists as well.

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Support for Gays/Lesbians/Bi-Sexual/Transgendered peoples
(see link for more information)

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays*
Includes weekly updated information in the news, and other important resources

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Health/Wellness

HealthScout
Lots of information about a multitude of health-related information

RealAge
A really wonderful interactive health guide. This site allows you to assess your overall health and then recommends a health-lifestyle report tailor made for you based on the findings

Foundations of Wellness*
From the UC Berkeley Wellness letter.com with lots of very sound information about fitness and nutrition

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HIV / AIDS

AIDS and Young People
Presents basic and general information on AIDS and HIV

AIDS.org

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Incest / Sexual Abuse / Rape

"10 Cosas que los HOMBRES pueden hacer para TERMINAR CON LA VIOLENCIA DE LOS HOMBRES contra las mujeres"
Jackson Katz's "10 Things Men Can Do to End Violence Against Women," written in Spanish

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Internet Usage Information

Wired Safety*
The world's largest Internet safety, help & education organization, your one-stop wired and wireless solution to everything you need help with online

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Men's Health

College Men's Health: An Overview and Call to Action*
Men's Health Consulting document

The Testicular Cancer Resource Center*
Provides personal testimonies and firsthand accounts of people who have survived the disease. Also addresses the costs of treatment and surgery, concerns regarding sex after surgery, and advice and helpful hints on dealing with the experience

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Nutrition

 "Comfort-food Cravings May Be Body's Attempt to Put Brake on Chronic Stress"
Do You engage in Stress Eating? Read up on what happens if you engage in stress triggered eating

American Dietetic Association
Information regarding nutritional facts, the food pyramid, fats, oils, cholesterol. You can even contact a dietitian by phone if your questions are not answered here

Tufts University Health and Nutrition Newsletter*
Your guide to living healthier longer

Nutrition Data*
NutritionData (ND) provides nutrition facts, calorie counts, and nutrient data for all foods and recipes

Be Choosey about Carbs
UC Berkeley's Wellness Newsletter presents accurate information about carbohydrates

Vegetarian Times
Provides a lot of healthy, vegetarian recipes and links to vegetarian and vegan organizations and information on the web. Also has links to other health-related issues

MyPyramid.gov
Steps to a Healthier You: "One size doesn't fit all." MyPyramid Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. For a quick estimate of what and how much you need to eat, enter your age, sex, and activity level in the MyPyramid Plan box.

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Other Issues and Disorders

The Shyness Home Page
An index to resources for shyness sponsored by The Shyness Institute, a non-profit research corporation founded in 1994 and is dedicated to research regarding shyness, social phobia, and related anxiety disorders

University Students With Autism And Asperger's Syndrome
A support page for college students diagnosed with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome

Overcoming Perfectionism
Coping.Org's information on tools for coping with perfectionism

Secret Shame
A site on self-injury information and support

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Piercing/Tattoos

Tattoo Removal
Gives information on the different methods that can be used to remove tattoos

The Association of Professional Piercers
Good information on aftercare of piercings

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Planned Parenthood Website*
Gives information on common STDs and their symptoms, how they are spread, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Also provides links to more in-depth information on some of the specific STDs

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Sleep Problems

Sleep Net. Com
A large site leading to many links on the topic of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Melatonin and Sleep
Information from the National Sleep Foundation about using melatonin for insomnia

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Smoking

Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention
Tobacco information and prevention source page

The Stop Smoking Center
An interactive website devoted to smoking cessation

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Women's Health

Women and Depression: Discovering Hope: A booklet that describes the symptoms, treatment and factors contributing to depression that are unique to women.

Female Health Links
Provides listings of websites that address a variety of women's health issues, such as menopause, sexual health, pregnancy and birth

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations*
A great website offering extensive information on breast cancer and treatment

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