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Diet and Nutrition

  • Choose My Plate
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans  - Food choices depend on history, culture, and environment, as well as on energy and nutrient needs. People also eat foods for enjoyment. Family, friends, and beliefs play a major role in the ways people select foods and plan meals. This booklet describes some of the many different and pleasurable ways to combine foods to make healthful diets.
  • Food Additives  - Complete information about all chemicals additives in food in the United States, including full text of federal regulations governing their use.
  • Food and Nutrition Information Center  - Award-winning site which is part of the National Agricultural Library. Information and links to healthy school meals, dietary guidelines, food pyramid, food composition, and more.
  • The Food Guide Pyramid  - A pyramid is used to demonstrate which types of foods should be eaten, and their proportions. 

Diseases and Disorders

Drugs and Drug Addictions


  • Drug abuse and dependence  - The Medline Medical Encyclopedia provides this website, focusing on the following subtopics: illustrations, alternative names, definitions, causes, symptoms, and more.
  • Drug Trends and Statistics  - Statistics and information on drug abuse from the National Institute of Health. Includes costs to society from drug abuse, youth trends, treatment, workplace and related trends.
  • NFIA Drugs and the Brain  - Discusses how drugs affect the brain.
  • Web of Addictions  - The Web of Addictions provides information about alcohol and other drug addictions. The fact sheets were developed by many different authors. In some cases, the fact sheets were placed on the Web by a different organization than the one that wrote the document. However, all of the fact sheets are in the public domain to encourage wide distribution. You are free to copy and use these fact sheets.
  • NFIA(National Families In Action) Drugs and the Brain

Eating Disorders


  • Eating Disorders  - "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fattest one of all?"  If you can relate to the above saying, you are not alone. Thousands of women and an increasing number of men look in the mirror everyday and hate what they see. This web site looks into the minds of those suffering from eating disorders.
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa Associated Disorders  - A one-page general fact sheet from the organization.

General Health Resources


  • American Medical Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Healthfinder  - Healthfinder is a gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public. The information you find can help you make better choices for yourself and your family about your health and human services needs.
  • Mayo Clinic Health  - Daily news on diseases, treatments, drugs, diet.
  • MEDLINEplus  - The National Library of Medicine's MEDLINEplus information pages are designed to direct you to resources containing information that will help you research your health questions. They are designed for educational use only and are not intended to replace advice from a health professional. These pages provide a carefully selected list of resources.
  • The Merck Manual
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Web MD  - Internet-based healthcare network offers high-quality medical information and education.

Mental Health and Psychological Resources

  • Depression Central  - A central clearing house for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Manic Depression (Bipolar Disorder), Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.
  • Mental Help Net

Personal Health and Wellness


  •  - Wellness is the promotion of a healthy lifestyle in the areas of physical, social, mental and environmental well-being. In this web site they explore what wellness is. There will be games and puzzles, audio-clips from famous West Virginians, and other useful information.

Pregnancy and Parenting


  • The March of Dimes Home Page
  • Prenatal Care  - Information from Medline on the ways an expectant mother should care for herself and her unborn baby. Also includes information about childbirth and care after delivery.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS

Tobacco and Smoking

  • The American Lung Association
  • Smoke In the Eye  - Television news report on the tobacco industry's attempts to keep the harmful effects of smoking secret. Includes readings, interviews, and the how the secret research documents of how health is affected by tobacco were discovered. From this website, you can actually view the "secret research documents" that the tobacco industry DID NOT want you to see.
  • Tobacco-Free Kids