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Visitors can obtain a variety of printed materials onsite at UHMS; however, student often request information not readily available. The Resource Center serves as an online source of relevant local and national sites that students can use to access information and online brochures for class projects, speeches, papers and personal application.

This list of online resources is meant to complement our existing offerings. We have made every attempt to provide reliable sources of information, but cannot guarantee the accuracy nor the content of all the sites listed below.

If there are any sites/links that you believe would make a relevant addition to the Resource Center, please email the link for our review to with the subject “Resource Center.”

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HIV/AIDS Prevention - The Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS site
HIV/AIDS Statistics - HIV and AIDS statistics from around the world
HIV In Site - Information on HIV/AIDS treatments, prevention, and policy from University of California, San Francisco
Uniting The World Against AIDS - The Joint United Nations Program on AIDS - Information, education, and action news - Works to increase HIV testing and care among people most at-risk
POZ - Print and online information for people living with HIV and AIDS

That Guy - You Might Be That Guy If. . .
The BACCHUS Network - A popular peer education network site
The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence - The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Phoenix House - A comprehensive alcohol & other drug education, prevention, and intervention program for college students
MedlinePlus: Alcohol - Information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health
Al-anon/Alateen - Information and resources for families and friends of alcoholics
Alcoholics Anonymous - Information about Alcoholics Anonymous, how to find A.A. meetings, and more
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration - Information to help reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities
The Drink Wheel - Online blood alcohol content calculator
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention - Resources for campus and community efforts to address problems of alcohol, other drugs, and violence
Center for Science in the Public Interest - Updates on policies to reduce alcohol problems
College Alcohol Study (CAS) by Harvard School of Public Health - Extensive research and resources on college alcohol use
College Drinking – Changing the Culture - One-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students
Alcohol - A free service offering personalized results based on age, gender, and drinking patterns – The Nation’s Best Rehabs

CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response for Anthrax
AVIP – Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program - Information provided by the Military Vaccine Agency (MILVAX)
Anthrax FAQ - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention anthrax education information
National Network for Immunization Information - Basic information about anthrax and the vaccine

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Body Art & Body Piercing
Immunization Action Coalition - Tattoos/Piercings and vaccine-related educational materials
U.S.  Food and Drug Administration - Information from the FDA on tattooing and permanent makeup
The Association of Professional Piercers - Non-profit organization providing health and safety information about body piercing

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CDC Cancer Prevention & Control - Online source for credible cancer information
American Lung Association - Information on lung cancer
National Cancer Institute - Government site offering useful statistics categorized by cancer type
American Cancer Society
American Institute for Cancer Research - Provides tools and information to prevent and survive cancer
Mayo Clinic Health Information - Extensive information on cancer including symptoms, causes, treament and prevention

Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease)
American Heart Association - Heart health information and resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Extensive information on heart disease facts, statistics, risk factors and prevention
Mayo Clinic Health Information - Diseases and treatments of various cardiovascular diseases from Mayo Clinic
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention - Centers for Disease Control website providing public health leadership to improve cardiovascular health
MedlinePlus: Heart Diseases - General heart disease info from the National Institutes of Health

Cholesterol FAQ - General information on cholesterol and the heart
MedlinePlus: Cholesterol - MEDLINE plus government site gives excellent up-to-date cholesterol information

Club Drugs
Club Drugs - General info from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Club Drug Facts - Club drug facts from the Office of National Drug Control Policy
MedlinePlus: Club Drug FAQ - Everything from statistics to latest news releases about club drugs
The Truth About Club Drugs – PDF - A pamphlet on club drugs from the U.S. Department of Justice
The Partnership for a Drug–Free America
Parents: The Anti–Drug
Free Vibe
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Project GHV
Drug Story

Cocaine Anonymous
InfoFacts: Crack & Cocaine - The National Institute on Drug Abuse
MedlinePlus: Cocaine Abuse - The National Institutes of Health
Cocaine & Crack Addiction Info
Cocaine Drug Facts - The National Drug Control Policy

Contraceptives/Birth Control
Birth Control Guide - Birth Control Guide by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Contraception Online - Online Patient Information
Choosing a Contraceptive Method
Planned Parenthood - Contraception Choices
Contraception 101
Contraception/Birth Control - Birth control and contraception information from the Center for Young Women's Health

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Depression FAQ - From the National Institute of Mental Health
Depression Information and Treatment
Depression Info - Educational info from Mayo Clinic
Freedom From Fear
Healthy Minds - From the American Psychiatric Association including other sources of information
The National Mental Health Association

Children with Diabetes - An online community for kids, families, and adults with diabetes
Diabetes Research Institute - The Diabetes Research Institute for updates on current research
Diabetes Public Health Resource - A diabetes public health resource from the CDC
American Association of Diabetes Educators - Provides useful diabetes facts, info on how to find a diabetes educator, and a list of Internet links to other diabetes sources.
MedlinePlus: Diabetes - A great diabetes resource database provided by the National Institutes of Health.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - Diabetes info from the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases.
ACLS Training Center – Health Library Diabetes

Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic Violence
About Domestic Violence - The U.S. Department of Justice's site for the Office on Violence Against Women

Drunk Driving
National Commission Against Drunk Driving
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
Students Against Drunk Driving
Motor vehicle Safety - Information from the CDC on injury prevention and control
Impaired Driving Prevention - BACCHUS & GAMMA site devoted to impaired driving prevention
Stop Impaired Driving

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Eating Disorders
Something Fishy - Includes basic ED info, treatment options, and a memorial wall among others
National Eating Disorders Association
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders
The Eating Disorder Association - Understanding eating disorders and how you can help
MedlinePlus: Eating Disorders - ED info from the National Institutes of Health
Overeaters Anonymous Organization

Ecstasy (MDMA)
NIDA - National Institute of Drug Abuse fact sheet
Ecstasy Information - Ecstasy info from DanceSafe - which works to promote health and safety within the rave and nightclub community.
Basic info on Ecstasy
Ecstasy - From The Partnership for a Drug Free America

Shape Up - Nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving healthy weight for life
Gatorade Sports Science Institute
American Council on Fitness
The Exercise Prescription
MedlinePlus: Exercise and Physical Fitness - From Medline Plus - The National Institutes of Health
Calorie Control - A healthy weight tool kit- "Get moving! Calculator" to see how many calories you expend doing your favorite exercise or activity
Calories Per Hour - Calculate calories expended for several different activities

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Information and resources about FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - Information from the CDC on FASD
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome & Effects
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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General Health
Health Finder - A governmental health library
Disease & Condition Health Centers - General listing of diseases and conditions from WebMD
MedlinePlus - Health information from the NIH
Health A to Z - Use the A to Z Encyclopedia to look up your health topic
Mayo Clinic website for health information

The Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

ADEC - Association for Death Education and Counseling
General listing of diseases and conditions from WebMD
Medline Plus - Health information from the NIH
Health A to Z - Use the A to Z Encyclopedia to look up your health topic
Mayo Clinic

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The National Headache Foundation
American Council for Headache Education
Headache info from the National Institutes of Health

Viral Hepatitis - Info from the National Center for Disease and control
Hepatitis Foundation International - Offers resources and support
HIV & Hepatitis - Information on HIV, HBV and HCV among other things such as biological agents
The Hepatitis B Foundation
MedlinePlus: Hepatitis Information - The National Institutes of Health resources for all forms of hepatitis
Current Disease Management and Information for Chronic Hepatitis C

Herbal Drugs/Supplements
Supplement Watch - Useful Information about the pros and cons of dietary supplements
U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Office of Dietary Supplements
Consumer Lab - Results of independent testing of health and nutrition products

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Influenza (Flu) - Info on the flu in the United States from the CDC
World Health Organization
MedlinePlus: Flu Information - General info from the National Institutes of Health
American Lung Association: Flu
Basic flu fact sheet
Basic common cold fact sheet

Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Internet Injury Prevention Resources - Contains links on everything from alcohol to war
Fact Sheets - The Injury Prevention Resource Center listing of fact sheets for various injury types
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Injury prevention related to vehicular use
Aquatic Injury Prevention - Swimming safety tips from the Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention

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Marijuana Education From Narconon
Marijuana Information - Links to marijuana education information from the Higher Education Center
MedlinePlus: Marijuana - Extensive resource from the National Institutes of Health
Marijuana Anonymous World Services - Marijuana user support group website
The National Youth Anti–Drug Media Campaign
Freevibe: Marijuana
Marijuana Information
Office of National Drug Control Policy

Measles Mumps & Rubella (PDF) - Info from the CDC on the MMR vaccination various injury types

Media Literacy
Alcohol & Drug Information
Alcohol Policies Project
Media Literacy For Prevention
The Center on Alcohol Marketing & Youth

The Meningitis Research Foundation
The Meningitis Foundation of America
Basic Meningitis information from the CDC
American College Health Association

Methamphetamines ("Meth")
Methamphetamine Information
Meth: Abuse & Addiction - Meth abuse and addiction information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Meth Addiction - Meth facts from Narconon
Meth: Drug Facts - Education and statistics from the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Meth fact sheet from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Mononucleosis ("Mono")
MedlinePlus: Infectious Mononucleosis - National Institutes of Health gives you general info and research updates
Mayo Clinic: Mononucleosis - Includes everything from signs & symptoms to self-care resources

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Nutrition Navigator from Tufts University
National Agricultural Library - The Food and Nutrition Information Center from the USDA
American Dietetic Association
Nutrition Information - Includes food facts, safety, research, and resources
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
United States Department of Agriculture - Check out this interactive tool for individualized meal planning guidance.

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Organ Donation
How to Become a Donor
Share your Life - Coalition on Donation
All About Organ Transplantation & Donation
United Network for Organ Sharing
MedlinePlus: Organ Donation - Basic info on organ donation/transplantation

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Pap Exam/Pap Smear
All About The Pap Exam
Cervical Cancer & Pap Exam Information

Pregnancy & Childbirth Pnformation
National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Pregnancy Education From The DHHS
MedlinePlus: Pregnancy - Reliable info on everything from nutrition to specific conditions
America's Pregnancy Helpline
MedlinePlus: Teenagepregnancy - Information specifically targeted for teenagers
Adolescent Pregnancy Info & Facts From the CDC

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Rape/Date Rape/Sexual Assault
Rape Victim Advocates
National Sexual Assault Hotline - The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network is the largest anti-sexual assault organization
Men Can Stop Rape - Organization empowers young men to help prevent rape and violence against women
MedlinePlus: Rape - Education resources on rape presented by the National Institutes of Health
National Sexual Violence Resource Center

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Self Esteem
The National Association for Self Esteem
Helping You Build Your Self Esteem & Confidence
Kidshealth: Self Esteem

Self Injury
SAFE Alternatives - Self-Abuse Finally Ends
Self Harm
Self Injury: A Struggle
Self Injury: I Keep Cutting Myself…

Sleep Disorders
Sleep Disorders Institute – Do I have a Sleep Disorder?
Sleep Information
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research - Information for the public on sleep disorders from the NIH
National Sleep Foundation - Listing of sleep disorders from The Sleep Foundation
National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute - Includes facts about various sleep disorders and a sleep I.Q. quiz
The Sleep Center at Mayo Clinic
The Better Sleep Council - Contains tips for better sleep
Sleep Survey

Sexually Transmitted Infections/Sexual Health
Smarter Sex - STDs and Infections
Planned Parenthood - Guide to various STIs
American Social Health Association - A guide to sexual health and STIs
Sexual Health InfoCenter
Teens & Sexual Health Information

Smallpox Information
Health & Human Services: Smallpox

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association

Become an Ex-Smoker
- Re-learn life without cigarettes
Clearing the Air
Freedom from Smoking Online
Joe Chemo: Tobacco

Smokefree TXT – Quit Smoking Today - We can Help
Tobacco Free
Tobacco Free Kids
Tobacco Information &Prevention Source
The Foundation for a Smokefree America
The Smoke Free Coalition
Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center
The Partnership – For a Drug Free America
Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium

Steroids Information
NIDA: Steroids

American Institute of Stress
Anxiety Disorders Association
Stress Management Info Center

Substance Abuse
Drug Net
Parents. The Anti–Drug
CSAP's Centers For The Application of Prevention Technologies
The Partnership: For a Drug Free America
U.S Department of Health & Human Services
The Addiction Recovery Guide
Office of National Drug Control

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide & Suicide Prevention
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
National Strategy For Suicide Prevention

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Skin Cancer Foundation

Travelers Health
Travelers Health Information
MedlinePlus: Traveler's Health

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Family Violence Prevention Fund
Feminist Majority Foundation Online
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
United States Department of Justice
Violence Against Women
Violence Against Women/Sexual Assault

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Weight Issues
Something Fishy: Eating Disoders
Health at Every Size
Body Positive
Weight Watchers
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Shape Up America
National Weight Control Registry

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