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Health Links

GOVERNMENT DEVELOPED SITES

US Government Official Web Portal - Health

This is the Health Information web page of the official US Government web portal. It includes a large amount of health information in both English and Spanish as well as links to other health web sites.

Washington State Department of Health

Link to Washington State Department of Health information. This site includes Health data and information. It also provides access for obtaining Birth, Marriage, Divorce and Death certificates through out the U.S., including orders via the internet.

HEALTHIERUS

http://www.healthierus.gov/

HealthierUS.gov is a source of information to help Americans choose to live healthier lives.

HEALTHFINDER

http://www.healthfinder.gov/

healthfinder® is a free guide to reliable consumer health information, developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies. This site links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,700 health-related government agencies and not-for-profit organizations, includes many online checkups, and offers daily health news in English and Spanish.

NUTRITION

http://www.nutrition.gov/

This site provides easily accessible government information on nutrition, healthy eating, and food safety. Providing accurate scientific information on nutrition and dietary guidance is critical to the public's ability to make the right choices in the effort to curb obesity and other food related diseases.

United States National Library of Medicine

This site provides access to the National Library of Medicine’s web resources, including Medline and other Health Information, Library and Database access and health announcements.

ASSOCIATIONS AND SOCITIES

Washington State Medical Association

Promotes the art and science of medicine and serves to protect and improve the health of the public. Offers News and Legislative information.

American Cancer Society

Provides information for Patients, Family, Friends, Survivors to learn about cancer, treatment options, treatment decision tools, clinical trials and coping. It also provides News, Features, statistics, prevention and early detection information.

Oncolink

This site has a large amount of information on cancer - types, treatments, trials, coping and links to other cancer resources.

4WOMEN

http://www.4woman.gov/

The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is a service of the Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health. The NWHIC Web site at 4woman.gov provides a gateway to women's health information resources developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources and covers over 800 topics.

4GIRLS

http://www.4girls.gov

The 4girls.gov web site, developed by the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services gives girls between the ages of 10 and 16 reliable, current health information. The site focuses on many health topics that respond to adolescent girls’ health concerns and motivates girls to choose healthy behaviors using positive, supportive and non-threatening messages.

HEALTH WEB SITES FOR KIDS

Health sites tailored for children that seek to educate and inform them through acts, puzzles, brainteasers and riddles, as well as other fun games.

Health & Human Services for Kids

FDA for KIDS

http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/default.htm

The FDA’s web site for kids. Provides interesting access for children to information about food, vaccines, animals, and health information pertinent to children through teens. Also meet “Yorick” the medical device skeleton!

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for Kids

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/ and Spanish - http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kidspan/home.htm

The NIEHS Kids' Pages is a government (non-profit) educational website authorized by a 1997 Presidential Memorandum. It is designed to: teach children about the connections between their health and the environment; encourage children to pursue careers in health, science, and the environment; explain the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; and assist children in learning to read and master challenging mathematics and science.  The NIEHS Kids' Pages include a wide variety of fun activities designed to attract children to this website where they can learn about the impact of the environment on human health, the NIEHS mission, and possible careers in health, medicine, science, mathematics, and the environment.

Body and Mind

http://www.bam.gov/

This Body and Mind (BAM) site is an interactive tool for adolescents, providing up-to-date information and encouragement to increase their level of physical activity and establish fitness habits that will stay with them for life. Includes safe and proper sports techniques.

 
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