WARNING: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS NOT TO BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR FACE-TO-FACE MEDICAL CARE OR ADVICE. THE COC HEALTH CENTER IS AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS YOUR HEALTH-RELATED QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS. BECAUSE THE INTERNET HAS NO QUALITY CONTROL, SEPARATING THE GOOD FROM THE BAD, ESPECIALLY IN THE HEALTH AREA IS VERY IMPORTANT. EVEN THOUGH A WEBSITE ITSELF MAY BE GOOD, ITS LINKS AND THEIR LINKS COULD GET YOU INTO QUESTIONABLE AREAS SO BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL. BE SURE YOU KNOW WHO IS PUTTING ON THE WEBSITE WHEN YOU EVALUATE IT.
and Wellness Center provides to COC students clinical sdrvices,
health education, referrals, and assistance in getting health insurance.
Check out COC's new Nutrition Coach website, put together by Sheri Barke, the Nutrition Education Coordinator.†
A health Q&A resource from Columbia University, from their Division of Health Services.¬† Read college student questions and answers related to a myriad of health and mental health issues or ask your own!www.healthycities.org.
Featuring Harvard Medical School's consumer health information, this site has great links to a variety of health resources such as the AMA Physician Locator, and various medical journal databases.¬† It also features a "Condition Center" and a free online newsletter written by doctors.
Mayo Clinic's site which features an online health library, Ask the Dietitian, Ask the Physician, an interactive cancer quiz, and gobs of good, free health info. Also includes a new monthly newsletter, "The Women's Health Source," which focuses on women's medical and wellness issues.
Sponsored by the U.S. Public Health Services' Office on Women's Health, this extremely comprehensive site, debuting in 1999, is a one-stop gateway for women who want health information.¬† An 800 line (1-800-944-WOMAN) is also featured.¬† There is also a section offering information in Spanish.
A service of the University of Pennsylvania's Cancer Center. A free, multimedia, resource disseminating info related to cancer and providing education to professionals, patients and their families. Widely regarded as the best starting place for cancer information.
Patient, consumer and educational resources. Great fitness, nutrition and risk prevention information.
A goldmine of practical food and nutrition info. A gateway resource to the food, nutrition and health resources on the WWW.
Useful site with links to consumer health info, large AIDS Info Center, and searchable database of over 1/2 million US physicians. Health-related links evaluated according to several criteria for quality.
Health and safety tips and vital disaster safety info for you and your family is featured here as is a virtual museum with a changing photo exhibit.
Joanne Larsen, a registered dietitian answers all kinds of nutrition-related questions. If you can't find your question in the archive, you may e-mail it to her and you should receive a response in about three days. Site also features an interactive nutritional database and a Healthy Body Calculator.
Be sure to check their advice to travelers before you leave the country.
Rated as one of the best by the Tufts University Nutrition Navigator, this site features many interactive assessment tools to assist in the planning of a health diet.¬† This fun site also allows you to construct a personal menu plan, discover nutrient values of foods (even fast food) and use a Calorie and Activity Calculator.
Extremely extensive connection to everything fitness, wellness, and nutrition-related on the WWW.
Sponsored by Dr. Karen Sarpolis, Director of the American Medical Women's Association. Includes health articles and links plus it's most distinctive feature, Ask a Woman Doctor. Reader's questions are organized by age group to which they apply.
Billed as a gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the US government, this site leads to selected online publications, databases, clearinghouses, websites, self-help and support groups, government agencies, and non-profit organizations which the government believes offers reliable information.¬† The Healthfinder “tours” are especially helpful and easy to use because they include concise FAQ’s and referral resources on a variety of important health topics.¬† A basic, easy to read and use health resource!
Put together by medical and public librarians, this is a training resource for those looking for medical information.
This is a more user-friendly, less technical version of the classic Merck Manual described below.
Health info and resources such as AIDS info, CANCER Net, and a search engine on site.
A national clearinghouse for information and resources about women's health whose primary goal is to educate consumers by providing them with easy-to-understand information with which to make intelligent decisions.
The federal resource for nutrition offering links to government web sites with info on nutrition and dietary guidance.
A physician-reviewed service which provides women's health information to women and medical professionals.¬† A chat room is featured every other Monday.
A service of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, this site provides a volume of support materials about smoking cessation. If you register(it's free), you will receive tailored information to "your profile." Also links to the largest database of smoking and tobacco-related sites on the WWW.
Over 400 health topics are covered along with a medical encyclopedia and drug reference guide.
For the latest in health information links. One of the most complete, high quality Internet indices, says Duke University Medical Center.
DISCLAIMER:¬† Not all the links from this page are to official publications of College of the Canyons and the contents of the linked pages do not represent any formal position or representation by the college.¬† College of the Canyons does not assume any responsibility for the content of any other page reached through a link displayed here.