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Fitness Links

BMI Calculator: Powered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, calculate your body mass index to measure your body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.

Everyday Health - Fitness: Offers a wealth of information on a variety of fitness topics including workout information, fitness motivation, and more.

Fitness: Online version of the magazine for accessing information on diets & weight loss, workouts, workout videos, healthy recipes, and great free stuff.

Fitness.com: Offers a wealth of information and links to a variety of resources including exercises, recipes, fitness tools, forums, and more.

Exercise and Physical Fitness - MedlinePlus: From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, access a variety of health and fitness topics and the importance of regular physical activity for your overall health.

MedicineNet - Health & Living: Offering knowledge from medical doctors, access information on the importance of physical activity, fitness terms, getting started with a plan, incorporating physical activity into your everyday life, and more.

Men's Health: Online version of the popular men's magazine offering great information on training, weight loss, workouts, newsletters, news, articles, and more aimed at men.

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition: Official site designed to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Self: Access the online version of the popular magazine providing information on fitness, food, and wellness, while also offering information on fashion and beauty.

Shape: Online version of the popular magazine offering a section on fitness, healthy eating, and weight loss to connect you with workouts, training plans, workout finders, playlists, news, and more.

WebMD - Fitness & Exercise: Access information on fitness and exercise from an authoritative online medical reference site. Also offers links to many articles on related topics for up-to-date information.

Women's Health: Online version of the magazine, aimed especially at women, providing information on food, weight loss, workouts, fitness, and ways to get you up and moving for the best benefits.

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General Health Links

Facts About Environment-Related Diseases and Health Risks: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences created this site to provide links to information on diseases in which the environment plays a role.

Go Ask Alice!: Columbia University's Health Education Program designed to connect you with health questions and answers.

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources: From the University of Iowa to provide links to information online on a host of medical issues and illnesses.

Health Information and Statistics
: Compilation of links compiled by the Texas Department of State Health Services and searchable by subjects.

Health World Online
: Connecting people with alternative health options for those seeking natural solutions for your health.

Human Anatomy Online: The information Graphics Corporation produced this site to offer you a look at the human anatomy and all our systems providing 2D and 3D interactive guides.

Internet Mental Health
: A commercial-free site with descriptions of common mental disorder, information on diagnosis criteria and common drug treatments, and lots of links to other mental health information on the Internet.

KidsHealth: The Nemours Children's Clinics sponsor dedicated to all aspects of children's and teens' health.

Mayo Clinic Health Oasis: Offers daily news on diseases, treatments, drugs, diet, and more from one of the leading medical clinics in the world.

Merck Manual: Offers a consumers version for accessing information on medical topics, symptoms, emergencies, drug information, and news.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Check out the "Health Information and Education Programs" section for information on digestive, endocrine, metabolic, kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, as well as on diabetes, nutrition, and obesity.

National Library of Medicine: Online site of the U.S. National Library of Medicine to connect you with information on all medical-related issues and news.

National Organization for Rare Diseases: Designed to connect people with information on rare diseases, as well as resources for parents/caregivers seeking to help those fighting the battle.

National Women's Health Resource Center: A source for links to Internet sites concerning all sorts of women's health conditions and issues.

Needy Meds: Offers information on assistance programs offered by various pharmaceutical companies; however, they do not supply medicine or financial assistance themselves.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man Database: Part of the National Center for Biotechnology Information that includes, among many other things, research histories of many genetic conditions.

Texas Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology: Created to provide information about Epidemiology, selected diseases, injuries, environmental exposures, and epidemiologic investigations in Texas.

Texas Hospital Association Online: Access information on Texas hospitals and the 369,000 health care professionals they employ. Access news, advocacy, issues, education, data, providers, and more.

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Health Conditions Links

(AIDS) AIDS Knowledge Base: A textbook on HIV disease from the University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco General Hospital to acquire information on treatment, prevention, and more.

(Alcoholism) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Provides access to the full-text of many of their publications on alcohol related research and information on the web.

(Allergies) All Allergy: Everything intolerance, allergy, and hypersensitivity sufferers and health-care professionals need to know about allergies.

(Cancer) Texas Cancer Data Center: Designed to assist the public in locating resources about the different phases of cancer care as funded by the Texas Cancer Council.

(Cancer) Herbs: From the Memorial SLoan-Kettering Cancer Center, this site provides objective information for oncologists and healthcare professions including a clinical summary for each agent.

(Colds & Flu) Better Homes and Gardens Cold and Flu Guide: Check off the symptoms and an interactive program diagnoses cold, flue, or allergy to recommend remedies.

(Colds & Flu) Common Cold Centre: Information provided on the all-too-common cold from Cardiff University in the U.K.

(Colds & Flu) FluNet: World Heath Organization's information on the flu.

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Health Index & Directories Links

American Medical Association Doctor Finder: Connects users with an online locater tool to help you find the doctor to meet your medical names. Features multiple methods to search for a physician.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Offering 24/7 coverage of diseases and conditions, healthy living, traveler's information, outbreaks, publications and more to the public.

Healthcare.gov: Find information on getting healthcare coverage, information on plans, and getting the answers you need for individuals and families.

Health Care Report Cards
: This site provides ratings by state, geographic area, and hospital for performance in various specialties and procedures.

HealthFinder: Government health site with links to resource-rich health links covering all sorts of health conditions from Acne to Zidovudine.

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Learning Disabilities Links

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Offers online fact sheets about ADD and links to other sites for more information.

Learning Disabilities Online: Described as the interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children including in-depth articles on a wide variety of issues.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association: Offers information on ADD, its treatments, support groups, legal issues, and more.

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Nutrition & Food Safety Links

Blonz Guide to Nutrition and Food Science: Offers nutrition, food, and health resources on a variety of topics promoting wellness from Dr. Edward Blonz.

Eat Right: Provided by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve the public's health and nutrition.

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: Access information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on topics including recalls, outbreaks, illnesses, ingredients, news, and more.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Online portal for the organization working towards achieving food security to eradicate hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition.

Food and Nutrition Information Center: Designed for the public and educators with the goal of helping you to find information on food and nutrition topics most frequently asked about by consumers.

Gluten-Free Information: Find recipes for gluten-free foods as well as news and articles related to gluten-free living.

International Union of Nutritional Sciences: Designed to promote the advancement of nutrition science and encourage communication and collaboration among nutrition scientists.

National Food Safety Database: Project utilized by the Cooperative Extension Service, consumers, industries, and other public health organization as an informative management program providing one-stop shopping for food safety information.

Your Nutrition Profile:
A project of the Dietitians of Canada to allow you to calculate the nutrition content of an average day's food intake.

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Parenting & Pregnancy Links

Baby Center: Offers information on getting pregnant, pregnancy, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, bigger kids, health, and more for parents.

Black and Married with Kids: The web's most popular destination for guidance for African American marriage and parenting offering information on topics including being single, dating, parenting, money, blended families, and more.

Families and Work Institute: Connecting users with research on parenting and families, educators and child care, news, and more, although not dedicated solely to parenting.

The Informed Parent: Produced by pediatricians in Long Beach, CA featuring a newsletter-style listing of articles on a wide array of health, behavioral, and emotional issues related to child development.

KidsHealth: Offers knowledge, advice, homework help, straight talk, and more with sections designed for parents, for kids, for teens, and for educators.

National Parent Education Network: Provided by the Educational Resources Information Center offering various full-text resources such as ERIC digest materials, articles from Parents magazine, and articles written for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Parent Time: Developed by Time and Proctor and Gamble aimed at parents of children up to 6-years-old and including a directory for expectant parents as well as a baby name database.

Parenthood: Established to help families grow and connecting you with resources in your area. Search their extensive database of regional parenting magazines, digital editions, and local web sites across the country.

Parents: Online version of the popular magazine offering you a wide range of information on all topics related to pregnancy and parenting. Also includes a baby names section, food, health, fun, summer, videos, and more.

Parents Action: Website of the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping parents and caregivers ensure our youngest children get the healthiest, happiest start to life and enter school ready to learn.

ParentsPlace: With over 30 years of experience, this site believes the most important job you can do is parenting and this site connects you with resources to help you be the best parent you can.

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