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Health Education Resources on the Web

Comprehensive Sites

The following sites provide reliable information on health and illness topics:
My Student Health Zone

Mayo Clinic
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Up To Date for Patients
Go Ask Alice

Eating Disorders

Collegiate Awareness Regarding Eating Smart (CARES)

Mental Health

For information on Mental Health, try the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), the JED Foundation and the WM Counseling Center! For NIMH, select a topic from the pull down menu at the top of the page.

Nation Institutes of Mental Health
JED Foundation
William & Mary Counseling Center

Nutrition
Want to Learn about nutrition and the new food pyramid? Link to the site and click on "MyPyramid Tracker" to get personalized feedback on your physical activity and diet!
MyPyramid.gov

Sexual Assault

William & Mary Sexual Assault

Sexual Health

Information or contraception: 
Planned Parenthood

Information on Sexually Transmitted Infections
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Social Health Association

Smoking Cessation
Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits.  The resources listed below discuss the benefits of quitting and provide helpful guidance.

SmokeFree.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Substance Abuse

For information on alcohol:
Virginia AA
AlcoholScreening.org
Find a local Alcoholics Anonymous meeting