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Alternative Medicine

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine  Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.

Indian Medicinal Plants, 2007  Includes entries on numerous medicinal plants. Unfolds hidden virtues and potentials of Indian herbs for practitioners of herbal as well as modern medicine. Provides a ready information source for students of botany, economic botany, pharmacy, agricultural and medical sciences.

Natural Standard: Consumer  Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies

Prescription for Natural Cures  The all-in-one natural health resource your family can trust; a comprehensive reference of natural remedies for common ailments.

Diet and Exercise

Diet Information For Teens: Health Tips About Nutrition Fundamentals and Eating Plans  Provides updated information for teenagers about healthy eating patterns and making smart dietary choices.

The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin  Bob Harper is a world-renowned fitness trainer and star of the NBC reality series The Biggest Loser, which finished thirteenth season in 2012. With several bestselling fitness DVDs, his own line of supplements, an online fitness club, as well as the inspirational book Are You Ready

Diseases & Disorders

Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders  Provides instructive details on more than 200 infectious diseases, mental disorders, and noninfectious diseases and disorders; covers risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Unusual Diseases  Explores some of the world's most unusual diseases and genetic disorders.

Drugs & Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous  Describes the kind of people A.A.s are and what A.A.s have learned about alcoholism. For anyone who thinks he or she may have a problem with alcohol.

Narcotics Anonymous  Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership for people with an addiction to narcotics.

National Institute on Drug Abuse  Resources for students on drug abuse.

Youth and Drugs  Straight talk about drugs, starting at the beginning.

Food and Nutrition

Food: In Context  Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.


Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health, 2012  Text offers thorough coverage of relevant topics and issues in historical and contemporary context, with information on lifestyle habits and practices and their impact on health.

Go Ask Alice!  Columbia University's Health Q&A Service

Teen Health  Information about health, growth and emtions for teens.

Teenage Health Freak  Provides information for teens on bullying, body changes, alcohol, drugs, accidents, moods, sex and not feeling well. Talk to Dr. Ann, take quizzes and more.

Teens Health - Medline Plus  As a teenager, you go through many changes. For one thing, your body is on its way to becoming its adult size. Have you noticed that you can't fit into your old shoes or that your jeans are now 3 inches too short? Along with these changes, you are probably becoming more independent and making more of your own choices. Some of the biggest choices you face are about your health.

Just for Girls

GirlsHealth  Eat Right, Feel Fit, Stay Healthy! It's great to be a girl! Find out more about being the best YOU you can be!

Medicine and Doctors

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2011  Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

Mental Health

Suicide  Pro/Con Issues and Essential Questions

Teenagers, Suicidal Behavior  Pro/Con Issues and Essential Questions


The Healthy Fridge  Real life heathy eating - not just sprouts and tofu! Learn to keep your heart healthy, with yummy munchies!

Sports & Recreation

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine  Provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine.

It's MY life - Team Sports  When you think of team sports, do you stop with baseball, soccer, basketball, and football? There's more to sports teams than these! Find a team sport where you'll SHINE!

Ringside: A History of Professional Wrestling in America  Provides the first full-length history of professional wrestling in the United States

Sports Science  Learn the science behind the sports!

Women in Golf: The Players, the History, and the Future of the Sport  Reveals everything you want to know about women in golf, including not just the players but also the business of the sport and the controversies that continue to crop up.

Teen Health Issues

Teenage Pregnancy  Pro/Con Issues and Essential Questions

Teenage Sexual Behavior  Pro/Con Issues and Essential Questions

Teens and Cosmetic Surgery  Pro/Con Issues and Essential Questions