Teen Health: Information and Resources for High School
This webpage was created as a resource to provide relevant health information and educational materials for high school students, parents, and educators. Medical databases for in-depth research and resources for medical programs and careers are also included.
Tips for Safe Searching
- MedlinePlus : Tips for healthy web surfing - What should you look for when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites? Here are some suggestions based on our experience.
- MLANET - Finding and evaluating health info on the web - This guide outlines the collective wisdom of medical librarians who surf the Web every day to discover quality information in support of clinical and scientific decision making by doctors, scientists, and other health practitioners responsible for the nation's health.
Resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
- MedlinePlus - The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, created and maintains MedlinePlus to assist you in locating authoritative health information. Links to over 650 pre-formulated searches of the MEDLINE database allow you to find references to latest health professional articles on your topic.
Selected searches from MedlinePlus
- PubMed -
Over 20 million citations to scientific research literature. Provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
- Household Products Database - What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling. This database links over 5,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets.
- Tox Town - An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.
- Resources for Science Teachers (PDF) - Classroom Resources from the National Library of Medicine
More Links for Research, Resources, and Fun
- 4 Girls Health - This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face.
- Acronyms and Initialisms for Health Information Resources - Acronyms for global information and data resources in health, medical, and veterinary sciences.
- Afraid to Ask -
Have you ever had a medical question that you were too embarrassed to ask a friend, family member, or even your doctor? Are you tired of the establishment medical sites that sugar coat their information and won't show you the pictures you need to see?
The Community is an open bulletin board for frank discussions about information within the site.
- The AWARE Foundation -
The mission of the Adolescent Wellness and Reproductive Education Foundation (AWARE) is to educate and empower adolescents to make responsible decisions regarding their wellness, sexuality and reproductive health. some resources in Spanish
- Becoming a Doctor: Tomorrow’s doctors.org - provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges - Exploring a career in Medicine? Is a career in medicine right for you? Here you can find out what doctors do and how you can prepare for a rewarding career in medicine.
- Best of the Web - Substance Abuse and Drugs - Provides a useful resource for researching substance abuse and illegial drugs.
- Body Image -
This annotated list of fiction and nonfiction books for middle and high school students focuses on themes related to body image, such as weight, body shape and size, eating disorders, food addiction, physical deformities, skin conditions, piercing and tattoos, and self-acceptance.
- The Center for Young Women's Health -
Boston Children's Hospital offers "health information, clinical care, and a variety of programs and services designed to educate and empower girls and young women ages 12-22" in both English and Spanish.
- Edheads – Activate your mind; learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards.
- Environmental Health Science Education – NIEH Sciences - Education outreach is a key mechanism for achieving the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The Environmental Health Science Education website provides educators, students and scientists with easy access to reliable tools, resources and classroom materials.
- FREE - Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Over 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included in this database from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.
- HealthyMinds.org -
This site from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) contains a FAQ on psychiatry and expert opinions on various mental health issues; fact sheets, brochures on anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, phobias, and other topics; resources for locating a psychiatrist; and more.
- iwannaknow.org -
This site provides answers to your questions about teen sexual health and STDs. It includes a parent's guide and links to other sites related to youth and sexual health. The links page includes the Spanish-language sister website. Maintained by the American Social Health Association.
- LifeWorks -
This site explores over 100 careers in the health and medical sciences. Designed as a resource for middle and high school students, the site provides information about the required education, working conditions, salaries, and job outlook, as well as interviews with successful people working in the field.
- Medical Library Association -
Founded in 1898, MLA is a nonprofit educational organization in the health sciences information field; committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting access to the world's health sciences information, and working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.
- MLA offers career services for health sciences information professionals, students attending library school programs, and those interested in learning more about a career as a medical librarian.
- New York Online Access to Health (NOAH) -
This site acts as a map of hot linked indexes on which every word or phrase leads to a destination with pre-formulated searches to be explored or read. Health topics, diseases, and resources are all listed and easily searched.
- NIDA for Teens - The science behind drug abuse.
The NIDA for Teens Web site is brought to you by the scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
- NOAH -
This searchable directory provides access to "full-text health information for consumers that is accurate, timely, relevant and unbiased." Sites are selected by librarians and health professionals. English and Spanish.
- RadTown - Radiation is natural and all around us. It can be man-made too. But it's nothing new. It is, quite simply, part of our lives. RadTown USA is a virtual community showing a wide variety of radiation sources and uses as you may encounter them in everyday life. From the US Environmental Protection Agency
- Sex, etc. -
A teen-produced website with information on a broad range of sexuality issues. Topics include love, sex, abstinence, contraception, gender identification and sexual orientation, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), drugs and drinking, and violence. From the Network for Family Life Education (NFLE),
- Snap Shots of Science and Medicine -
A web site for high school students and teachers dedicated to bringing cutting edge biomedical research into science classrooms. This site is a creation of the Office of Science Education of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md.
- Staying Alive -
Growing from the tradition of annual documentaries, Staying Alive is expanding to include a multi-tiered campaign to promote awareness about and prevention of HIV/AIDS in the international youth community.
Also available in German, French, and Spanish
- Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) -
The mission of SADD (formally Students Against Drunk Driving) is "to provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.
- SDN: Student Doctor Network -
SDN is run by a small group of unpaid volunteers that are dedicated to providing students unbiased information targeting those applying to medical and dental schools. There are student forums on a great number of topics, online diaries of students in different years of med school, information on test-taking and financial aid, and help in writing application essays. You can also read interview experiences of students applying to different schools.
- Vegetarian Resource Group -
Provides guides for various age groups (children, teens, older adults) and several conditions, such as (pregnancy, diabetes, cataracts).
- Virtual Pediatric Hospital -
Introductory materials about child and adolescent health and disease, including resources for patients and their families, and health professionals.
From two pediatricians on the faculty of the University of Iowa School of Medicine.
UAMS - Health Career Resources
- Arkansas Health Careers -
Looking for a career?
Have you considered a career in Health Care?
- UAMS Health Career Programs -
A career in the healthcare field is one of the fastest growing job markets in the United States. If you're a junior high school student wondering about what you'd like to do with the rest of your life, or a high school student deciding what to study in college, then exploring healthcare careers is a great way to see what's out there in your community and your state. Check out these two enrichment programs which are both FREE to eligible students.
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