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Self-scoring Alcohol Checkup

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This site offers a self-scoring quiz about behaviors and alcohol consumption designed to help users determine whether they might have a problem with alcohol use or addiction. The site...more
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This site offers a self-scoring quiz about behaviors and alcohol consumption designed to help users determine whether they might have a problem with alcohol use or addiction. The site scores questions and returns an answer on a new web page.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (19)

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make multimedia anti-drug presentations using Prezi, reviewed here.

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Signs of Inhalant Abuse

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A "what to look for" page from addictions.com, an interesting site for a variety of substance abuse issues. ...more
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A "what to look for" page from addictions.com, an interesting site for a variety of substance abuse issues.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (19)

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Eating Disorders Collection

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This page from the Canadian Learning Network offers a collection of resources dealing with eating disorders in young people. The listings include both clinical background information...more
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This page from the Canadian Learning Network offers a collection of resources dealing with eating disorders in young people. The listings include both clinical background information and strategies for helping students who are experiencing one or more of these disorders.

tag(s): eating disorders (7)

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All About Eating Disorders

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This content is part of the larger Mental Health Net site. It offers detailed explanations of the origins, management, and treatment of eating disorders. The content is written at the...more
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This content is part of the larger Mental Health Net site. It offers detailed explanations of the origins, management, and treatment of eating disorders. The content is written at the professional level and is decidedly not for student use. This information could be useful for school guidance counselors, nurses, or teachers who suspect an eating disorder in one of their students. Note: the page opens up with an ad, but you can click to "skip this ad."

tag(s): eating disorders (7)

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Teenage Suicide

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This theme page presents information designed to help teachers recognize the behavior patterns that can indicate students who are having trouble coping and suggests strategies to offer...more
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This theme page presents information designed to help teachers recognize the behavior patterns that can indicate students who are having trouble coping and suggests strategies to offer assistance as appropriate. While professional assistance is imperative for these situations, this site can offer valuable assistance to those who may be seeing these behaviors for the first time.

tag(s): psychology (64)

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All About Suicide

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This site from Mental Health Net offers basic information on suicide in adults and young people, along with a long list of resources for help and guidance. Mental Health Net ...more
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This site from Mental Health Net offers basic information on suicide in adults and young people, along with a long list of resources for help and guidance. Mental Health Net also maintains an on-line listing of treatment centers.

tag(s): psychology (64)

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The most useful resource on this site would be the list of resources that offer help to someone suffering from suicidal thoughts. Share the resources with students during a health class on the interactive whiteboard or projector. While a student suffering from these thoughts won't jump up and thank you, having the information can only benefit them.

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Suicide Warning Signs - Mayo Clinic

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This article from the Mayo Clinic seeks to dispel a number of common misconceptions about the nature of suicidal persons, especially young people. It also provides specific strategies...more
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This article from the Mayo Clinic seeks to dispel a number of common misconceptions about the nature of suicidal persons, especially young people. It also provides specific strategies for recognizing and responding to warning signs of suicide.

tag(s): psychology (64)

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This article would be the most useful in high school, and would be appropriate for gathering general information about suicide and help lines. Use the site in a health class as a way to broach the topic with students, sharing the site on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Teachers can have students explore it on their own, afterward having a class discussion on ways to spot depression in friends and how to deal with it.

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Tobacco Free Kids Corner

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This site has lots of reasons to not start smoking, complete with endorsements from a variety of popular teen personalities. ...more
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This site has lots of reasons to not start smoking, complete with endorsements from a variety of popular teen personalities.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (19), medicine (67)

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Smoking Education Resources from the CDC - Centers for Disease Control

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This site includes a nice set of resources for all grade levels, including the recently-released report on smoking and women. There are also specific resources for coaches, school health...more
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This site includes a nice set of resources for all grade levels, including the recently-released report on smoking and women. There are also specific resources for coaches, school health professionals, and others who work with young people. Some of these tools can be downloaded directly.

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Nutrition.Gov - US Government

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This gateway site from the federal government aims to consolidate a wide range of consumer oriented nutrition information. The information could find various applications in health,...more
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This gateway site from the federal government aims to consolidate a wide range of consumer oriented nutrition information. The information could find various applications in health, consumer science, and nutrition classes.

tag(s): nutrition (154)

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Use this site as a resource for students doing research projects on personal wellness and healthy eating. The site provides a lot of information on alternative diets such as vegan or vegetarian, and specifics that would be utilized well for a research project. Make sure to save the site to your class web page to ensure students have access to the site both in and out of the classroom.

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Marijuana Facts for Teens - National Institutes of Health

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This is the web version of a National Institute for Drug Abuse publication by the same name. It contains factual information on marijuana and why not experimenting is the best ...more
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This is the web version of a National Institute for Drug Abuse publication by the same name. It contains factual information on marijuana and why not experimenting is the best strategy. Great site for teens to use in gathering accurate information on a topic replete with less-than-correct information.

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make printable anti-drug posters using PicLits, reviewed here.

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KidsHealth - DuPont Foundation

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KidsHealth is a creation of the A.I. DuPont Clinics and the Nemours Foundation, presenting information on pediatric health for both adults and children. The information for children...more
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KidsHealth is a creation of the A.I. DuPont Clinics and the Nemours Foundation, presenting information on pediatric health for both adults and children. The information for children - linked here - includes simple descriptions of internal organs, animations, and discussions of concepts of hygiene and infection. For adults, there are more detailed discussions of health issues affecting children.

tag(s): hygiene (10), movies (64)

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This site has a lot of short educational movies that would be great for reviewing a lesson. Find the appropriate movie for your lesson, and show it at the end of class on the interactive whiteboard or projector. There are also a lot of review activities and student exploration resources on this site that would make it an excellent learning center or station. Save the site as a favorite, and have students review it in cooperative learning groups before a quiz or test.

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Drug Prevention Strategies

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This organization's goal is to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement and community outreach programs. This site provides links to resources...more
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This organization's goal is to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement and community outreach programs. This site provides links to resources including publications available to order.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (19)

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make antidrug "radio" ads using Podomatic, reviewed here.

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CPR Instructions

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This site offers CPR instructions - both very brief and very detailed - as well as suggestions on where to go to take a complete CPR course. While a course ...more
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This site offers CPR instructions - both very brief and very detailed - as well as suggestions on where to go to take a complete CPR course. While a course is a more complete approach, this site can be helpful as an introduction to CPR and how it works.

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Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

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This site has basic helmet bicycle safety information for younger students, as well as lots of detailed specifications and statistics for adults. This is a good place to find information...more
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This site has basic helmet bicycle safety information for younger students, as well as lots of detailed specifications and statistics for adults. This is a good place to find information on sizing helmets and other data on using helmets effectively.

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ParkSearch - LL Bean

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While not explicitly designed for education, L.L. Bean's guide to American national parks and forests provides pictures and descriptions of some of our best-preserved natural areas....more
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While not explicitly designed for education, L.L. Bean's guide to American national parks and forests provides pictures and descriptions of some of our best-preserved natural areas. Search by location and find information on natural features as well as recreation and facilities.
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Include this in your units on the 50 states or even you own state history projects. Assign students to create travel guides using Google Maps or a brochure maker such as My Brochur Maker reviewed here. Use this tool as you study about the 20th century US and the formation of the National Parks system. In health class, ask students to find local places where they can engage in fitness fun.

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CDC's HIV/AIDS Basics - Centers for Disease Control

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Find the CDC's collection of information about HIV/AIDS, including statistics, how HIV/AIDS is transmitted, testing, PrEP, PEP, and advice for Living with HIV. These pages provide detailed,...more
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Find the CDC's collection of information about HIV/AIDS, including statistics, how HIV/AIDS is transmitted, testing, PrEP, PEP, and advice for Living with HIV. These pages provide detailed, factual answers to questions you may have about HIV/AIDS.

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Use this site as one of several sources for student research in your health class or as part of a discussion of current events and challenges to global health and economics. Have students create multimedia presentations using UtellStory, reviewed here. This tool allows narrating and adding text to a picture. Share presentations on a class wiki or a cafeteria kiosk to present accurate information about HIV/AIDS during a health fair or World AIDS day.

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AIDS Education Lesson Plans - AVERT.org

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Two sample lesson plans from this British site demonstrate strategies that can make young people more receptive to open, nonjudgmental discussion of the issues surrounding HIV prevention....more
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Two sample lesson plans from this British site demonstrate strategies that can make young people more receptive to open, nonjudgmental discussion of the issues surrounding HIV prevention.

tag(s): hiv/aids (18)

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Try one of these lessons as is or extend it by having students research and present their own HIV/AIDS multimedia presentations using using UtellStory, reviewed here, to share on a class wiki or a cafeteria kiosk for World AIDS Day.

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Your Genes - Your Choices - American Association for the Advancement of Science

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers this publication to probe some of the issues raised by genetic research. Based on issues raised by the Human Genome Project,...more
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science offers this publication to probe some of the issues raised by genetic research. Based on issues raised by the Human Genome Project, the site offers a set of "what if..." case studies designed to start discussions of issues related to genetic research. What can genetic testing reveal? Who should know the information? Does the fact that we can clone an animal mean that we should? The site provides lots of great discussion starters accompanied by sound scientific explanations.

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School Health Manual - State of Maine

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This is a complete copy of the school health manual for the State of Maine, listed as a series of Adobe Acrobat files. It provides comprehensive sections on a wide ...more
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This is a complete copy of the school health manual for the State of Maine, listed as a series of Adobe Acrobat files. It provides comprehensive sections on a wide range of medical and psychological conditions and their management in school settings. The information is clearly organized, making it easy for teachers and others without medical training to find specific information. Great resource!

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