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Health and Medicine Sites for Students

Developed by
Jama Chorush, MLS
Dolores Zegar Judkins, MLS

Oregon Health Sciences University Library
in partnership with
Multnomah Education Service District
Department of School Health Services

Funded by a grant from the National Library of Medicine.

This web page was developed in conjunction with a class for School Nurses in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Sites for Kids Sites for Teens

Sites for Kids

BBC: Medicine Through Time
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/medicine/swcontent.html
Outstanding introduction to the history of medicine from ancient times to the present. Although the emphasis is on England and Western Europe, some good information on medical practice in other parts of the world can be found as well.

Come to Your Senses
http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/3750/
A great site about the five senses, created by fifth and sixth grade students. Click on Mr. Potato Head to navigate.

Family Village School: Just for Kids!
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/education/kids.html
Links to a variety of web sites for children and teens. Many, but not all, are related to disability or chronic illness.

FDA Kids'Home page
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/default.htm
From the Food and Drug Administration, this site has great graphics and many interactive quizes and games. The coolest feature is Yorick, the bionic skeleton.

Genetics - Kid Style
http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/3696/
Designed by sixth graders to help students aged 9-12 explore the world of genetics.

healthfinder kids
http://www.healthfinder.gov/kids/
Information and games on health topics for kids.

HHS Pages for Kids
http://www.hhs.gov/kids/
An assortment of kids pages from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Injury Prevention Web Site: For Kids
http://www.chp.edu/besafe/01kids/01kids.html
Safety tips for kids to follow while participating their favorite sports or activities. Information on everything from riding scooters to trick-or-treating to fireworks. From Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

KidsHealth: For Kids
http://kidshealth.org/kid/
Outstanding site with articles, fun features and interactive activites and games. Includes sections on Feelings, Staying Healthy, Illnesses and Injuries, Growing Up, Kids' Health Problems and more. "How the Body Works" uses animation and sound to explore the various body systems.

KidsClick!: Health and Well-Being
http://www.kidsclick.org/topheal.html
KidsClick! was created by Librarians to guide young users to"valuable and age appropriate web sites." Browse through links for dozens of family and health-related topics or search for sites by title, subject, description or URL.

HeadLice.Org For Kids
http://www.headlice.org/kids/index.htm
Produced by the National Pediculosis Association, this site has a special section for kids with animation, interactive games and even poetry. Kids will have fun playing "Jail Louse Rock" and "Hair Force One." (Suggested by Linda Sneed of PPS).

Howstuffworks: Your Body
http://www.howstuffworks.com/category-body.htm
All sorts of information from AIDS to eyes to body armor. A lot of graphics.

Multnomah County Library Homework Center
http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/
"A huge collection of sites selected by a youth librarian to answer actual homework questions kids have asked in public libraries. When you're doing a research project and all the books have been checked out, check here." Includes sections on Biology and Health and Nutrition.

National Cancer Institute Kids' Home
http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/occdocs/KidsHome.html
Includes poems by young cancer patients, booklists for kids and parents, and links to web sites for kids.

New Scientist: The Last Word: Your Body
http://www.newscientist.com/lastword/results.jsp?category=Your%20Body
Archive of questions and answers which have appeared in New Scientist magazine. If you've ever wondered whether beheading hurts or why we close our eyes when we sneeze, this is the place to find out.

Oral B Presents the Brush Buddies
http://www.oralbkids.com/
The toothbrush maker uses colorful characters and interactive games to teach kids the basics of good oral hygene and promote it's products. Although commercial, features like step-by-step instrctutions for brushing and flossing provide useful information probably not found elsewhere.

Your Body
http://kidsinternet.about.com/kids/kidsinternet/cs/yourbody/index.htm
From About.com, links to a variety of websites for kids about their health and and safety.

Your Gross and Cool Body
http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/flash/body/
Part of the Discovery Channel web site, "Poop, gas, dandruff, sweat, zits, earwax, digestion, circulation and more" make this a fun and interesting place for kids.


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Sites for Teens
Ask Zen
http://www.askzen.com/
Links to a variety of web sites on health topics of interest to teens.

It's a Guy Thing
http://www.kotex.com/info/education/guything/
Online version of a puberty education booklet for boys produced by Kimberly-Clark.

It's Your (Sex) Life
http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/
From the Kaiser Family Foundation, information on sexuality, STD's and communicating.

Just For You: Teens
http://www.healthfinder.gov/ (select "just for you" and then select "teens")
Links to quality Internet resources for Teens from the Healthfinder database.

Multnomah County Library Homework Center
http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/
"A huge collection of sites selected by a youth librarian to answer actual homework questions kids have asked in public libraries. When you're doing a research project and all the books have been checked out, check here." Includes sections on Biology and Health and Nutrition.

Period Central
http://www.kotex.com/info/period/
Everything anyone could possibly want to know about menstruation, from biology to tips for girls getting their first period. Kotex products are promoted, but fairly unobtrusively.

Teen Hoopla: An Internet Guide for Teens
http://www.ala.org/teenhoopla/health.html
From the American Library Association.

TeensHealth
http://www.teenshealth.org/
A project of the Nemours foundation featuring hundred of articles written for teens. Browse by topic, search, or check the "What's New" section and featured articles on a regular basis. Highly recommended.

Virtual Body
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp
An interactive presentation about the brain, skeleton, heart and digestive tract.

Young Women's Health Page
http://www.ohsu.edu/library/teenhealth/
From the Oregon Health & Science University, this site was developed by young women for young women. Links to a variety of sites on the physical, mental and sexual aspects of young women's health.

The Young Women's Resource Center of the Children's Hospital Boston
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/resourcecenter.html
Health Information section contains links and guides to various topics in English and Spanish. There are guides for a number of medical conditions, exams and procedures in addition to the to the nutrition, sexuality and smoking articles found on most teen health web pages.


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Last updated 11/15/01