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Go Ask Alice! advice page: General Health ---- Sponsored by Columbia University's Health Education Program, the General Health section of the award-winning Go Ask Alice! site answers anonymously-posted questions about body maintenance, colds, aches, pains, & other ailments, skin conditions, hair, sleep, and other general health concerns.

Livestrong - Lance Armstrong Foundation's tips on diet, fitness and general health

TeensHealth --
-- Articles Your Body, Mind, Sexual Health and other teen concerns from the Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media.

Teen Health and the Media
" The Teen Health and the Media Web site is a virtual meeting place for teens, parents, educators, health professionals, and others who share a strong commitment to teen health."  Sponsored by Teen Futures Media Network, College of Education, University of Washington.

TeenHealthFX.com: This award winning site is “a project funded by Atlantic Health’s - Morristown Memorial Hospital.  The site is maintained with input from teenagers and support from community leaders. Atlantic's Community Health Department and the

Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at the Goryeb Children's Hospital in Morristown, NJ are responsible for the content and operation of the site.”   

 

 Bullying - Resources and Books For teens and parents

 

Drug Abuse

 

Check Yourself  --  "CheckYourself.com is a unique resource. It's a place for older teens to think in a focused way about their relationship with drugs and alcohol, and invites them to consider whether their substance use risks turning into a problem for them."  Support is provided by The Partnership at Drugfree.org
 

National Institute for Drug Abuse  for Teens  --The Science Behind Drug Abuse, facts on drugs, glossary and finding treatment.

 

Fitness, Food and Nutrition

 

Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids

The President's Challenge -- Program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.


Gay and Lesbian Teen Health

 

It Gets Better Project: This online video channel founded by Dan Savage on September 21, 2010, in response to the suicide of Billy Lucas and a number of other teenagers who were bullied because they were gay or because their peers suspected that they were gay.  

Tran Youth Support Network -- Through organizing, education, advocacy, and youth leadership development, TYSN seeks to address the root cause of injustice and oppression that queer, trans and gender non-conforming youth and youth of color face.

Puberty, Sexual Health and Teen Pregnancy-

Avert.org -- AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, with the aim of AVERTing HIV and AIDS worldwide.

iEmily: the health and wellness website just for girls. “iEmily provides girls with respectful, in-depth information about physical health and emotional well-being. All articles, columns, and questions and answers are reviewed by prominent and highly credentialed physicians, psychologists, and educators.”

 iwannaknow.org - Puberty: A Beginner's Guide --  Information for boys and girls about puberty and how these biological changes affect them. From the American Social Health Association. Change to

Scarleteen: Sex Education for the Real World -- Scarleteen is an independent, grassroots sexuality education and support organization and website. Founded in 1998, Scarleteen.com is visited by around three-quarters of a million diverse people each month worldwide, most between the ages of 15 and 25.

 TeensHealth: Sexual Health -- Learn the facts about sexual health with articles about puberty, menstruation, infections, and just about everything else you wanted to know, for guys and girls. Change to:

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