Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Resources by Discipline   
Health (see also PE)

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."

Mohandas Gandhi



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The NEW Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers—the award-winning, critically acclaimed online resource—provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, standards-aligned, curricular and self-help support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more.

New for 2011, Teen Health & Wellness is even more robust, more interactive, and simply more "amazing." The database now speaks your language—over 50 of them—with instant article translation. Video and personalized health calculators add a new level of interactivity. Plus, over 50 new articles on subjects ranging from the teen brain to foster care to being a GLBT teen guarantee that, when teens have questions, Teen Health & Wellness has the answer.
Please see your librarian for the logins and passwords.

 



Medline is a database of health related information maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

 



T-ASI (Teen Addiction Survey Index) -

The T-ASI is a semi-structured interview that was developed to fill the need for a reliable, valid and standardized instrument for a periodic evaluation of adolescent substance abuse. The T-ASI uses a multidimensional approach of assessment as an age-appropriate modification of the Addiction Severity Index. It yields 70 ratings in seven domains: chemical (substance) use, school status, employment/support status, family relations, peer/social relationships, legal status and psychiatric status.

TCU Drug Screen V (TCUDS V) - The TCUDS V screens for mild to severe substance use disorder, and is particularly useful when determining placement and level of care in treatment.


Smoking and Tobacco

Smokeless tobacco and cancer - One man's journey with chewing tobacco, cancer and recovery (beware- graphic pictures)

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association

National Cancer Institute

CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention - a government website on smoking and tobacco use

Smokeless Tobacco: Chewing Tobacco Hookahs, Bidis and Kretecks, Tobacco Industry Marketing

JoeChemo.org is an antismoking site with several links

Smokefree America:  Their mission is to motivate youth to stay tobacco free and to empower smokers to quit successfully. 

The Sean Marsee Story - From the Foundation for a Smokefree America, which was founded in 1989 by Patrick Reynolds, a grandson of the founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

  

Tips on quitting 

 



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 DRUGS AND ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES

Mouse Party Drug Lab - Every drug of abuse has its own molecular mechanism which disrupts the synapse of your brain. This is an interactive site where you can see the effects of various drugs on mice.  University of Utah

NIDA For Teens - The science behind drug abuse

Science of Addiction: Genetics and the brain: University of Utah; Genetic Science Learning Center: an interactive website with teacher resources and lesson plans

Drug Facts - Office of the National Drug Control Policy

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 

In The Mix - Drug Abuse information from PBS



Sexually Transmitted Diseases

CDC - Center for Disease Control

Medline Plus (National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health)

KidsHealth.org STDs and other infections

Live Strong.com - promoting healthy living

Women's Health.gov - US Department of Health and Human Services



Body Image

Eating Disorders - Teens Health.org

Steroids - Teen Health.org

A Guy's Guide to Body Image - Teen Health.org



Nutrition

ChoosemyPlate.gov - The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives:

  1. Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and
  2. Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.


Fast Food Facts website is your source for the most up-to-date nutritional information on your favorite fast food for dieting and weight control; sugar levels for diabetics; carbs for low carb dieters; and health and nutrition class projects

A guide to eating for sports
- kids health.org/teen

My Pyramid Tracker - MyPyramid Tracker is an online dietary and physical activity assessment tool brought to you by the USDA Center for Nutrition. It  provides information on your diet quality, physical activity status, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient and physical activity information.