Health-Related Links

DISCLAIMER NOTICE   These health links were selected to provide convenient access to additional information from reliable sources. Mercer Student Health Center cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information from other sources. Furthermore, providing these links does not indicate endorsement of the sponsoring individuals or organizations. The information is to be used as a supplement, not a substitute for the advice or treatment by a qualified health professional. The information should not be used for self-diagnosis. Please contact your health care provider if you have health-related questions.

Allergy and Asthma General Health MRSA & Skin Conditions Tobacco
Cancer Irritable Bowel Syndrome Nutrition Travel Health
Cold and Flu Meningococcal Disease Sleep Women's Health
Contraception Men's Health STDs and Safer Sex  
Eating Disorders Mental Health Stress Management  
Exercise /Fitness Migraine/Tension Headaches Substance Abuse  

General Health

FamilyDoctor.org  -- This Website is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organizations representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students.

WebMD -- WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.

Healthfinder -- healthfinder® is an award-winning Federal Web site for consumers, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other Federal agencies.

Medline Plus  -- A goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

National Council Against Health Fraud  -- NCAHF is a private nonprofit, voluntary health agency that focuses upon health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems.

Skin Disease Finder -- Trusted answers about skin diseases & virtual conditions


Allergy and Asthma

Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Online --  an information and news service for patients, parents of patients, members, the news media, and purchasers of health care programs.


Contraception

Contraception Options Decision Making/Association of Reproductive Health Professionals -- The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) is a non-profit membership association composed of highly qualified and committed experts in reproductive health.

Emergency Contraception -- This server is designed to provide accurate information about emergency contraception derived from the medical literature and a directory of clinicians willing to provide emergency contraceptives in your area.

Family Health International/Family Planning -- Formed in 1971, FHI is among the largest and most established nonprofit international public health organizations, managing research and field activities in more than 70 countries to meet the public health needs of some of the world's most vulnerable people.


Cancer

Melanoma -- A comprehensive web site for self-detection, prevention, and teaching of melanoma.

American Cancer Society  --  The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community- based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.

Mesothelioma Group -- A small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families.

American Childhood Cancer Organization -- One of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.


Cold / Flu/ Sinus Infection

Influenza Prevention and Control/CDC -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. 

Colds and Flu - Article regarding colds and flu.  This article originally appeared in the October 1996 FDA Consumer.


Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Online -- It is our desire for Caringonline to be one of the best web sites to find the resources to help you, or someone you love, who suffers from negative body image or any of the following eating disorders-Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating.

Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders -- Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with Eating Disorders, and their loved-ones... since 1995.


Exercise / Fitness

American College of Sports Medicine -- ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

American Council on Exercise -- The American Council on Exercise is the largest nonprofit fitness certification and education provider in the world. Widely recognized as "America's Authority on Fitness," ACE continually sets standards and protects the public against unqualified fitness professionals and unsafe or ineffective fitness products, programs and trends.

NetWellness -- The purpose of this system is to make available to the public information about health matters.

U.S.A. Track & Field -- USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Mind Body Digestive Center -- At the Mind-Body Center, we are a gastroenterologist and clinical psychologist interested in helping patients with functional bowel disorders. Our current focus is Irritable Bowel Syndrome.


Medication Information

 


Meningococcal Menningitis

Meningococcal Disease/Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases,CDC -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.


Men's Health

The Male Health Center -- The Male Health Center was the first center in the United States specializing in male health. The Male Health Center is located in Dallas, Texas, and attracts hundreds of patients from across the United States. (Not just for men)

Men's Health Network -- Men's Health Network (MHN) is a non-profit educational organization made up of physicians, researchers, public health workers, individuals and other health professionals.


Mental Health

ULifeline -- Online resource for college mental health

American Psychological Association -- Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

National Institute of Mental Health -- Working to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain, and behavior


Migraine / Tension Headaches

National Headache Foundation -- The National Headache Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating headache sufferers and healthcare sufferers and healthcare professionals about headache causes and treatments.


MRSA and other Skin Conditions

CDC--Center for Disease Control & Prevention

VisualDxHealth Website about skin diseases with visual descriptions


Nutrition

Cooking Light Magazine 

Vegetarian Resource Group

Vegetarian Times Magazine Online


STDs and Safer Sex

For information on Free HIV testing for College Students (type in the URL: STDcheck.com, scroll to bottom of the page, and under "Popular Pages" click on "Colleges and Universities").

Safe Sex and HIV prevention -- The complete HIV/AIDS Resource

CDC Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention -- National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention

American Social Health Association -- The American Social Health Association is recognized by the public, patients, providers and policy makers for developing and delivering accurate, medically reliable information about STDs.


Sleep

National Sleep Foundation -- The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting education, sleep-related research, and advocacy.


Stress Management

35 Awesome Stress Management Resources


Substance Abuse

Adult Children of Alcoholics

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism  
 


Tobacco

Action on Smoking and Health 

American Lung Association

CDC Tobacco TIPS


Travel Health

National Center for Infectious Diseases


Women's Health

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Cervical Cancer(HPV)Prevention---information about Gardasil


Organizations

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Dietetic Association

Arthritis Foundation

Center for Disease Control CDC

National Women's Health Resource Center

NetWellness

USA Track & Field