Homework Help: Health
World Wide Web sites

If you're working on a project for your health class, this is a good place to start. The following websites are filled with lots of information for first aid, human body, mental health, and substance abuse projects.

If you still can't find what you're looking for, visit the General Homework Help page for links to websites in all school subject areas, or contact a Youth Services librarian and we'll help you find what you need.

General health
Human body
Mental health
Substance use and abuse

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General Health

Web resourceBAM! Body and Mind
This website from the Centers for Disease Control was created especially for kids to answer their questions about health issues and to help them grow up strong and safe. Topics include health and fitness, disease prevention, mental health, peer pressure, safety, and more.
Web resourceFDA Kids' Site: Health Information for Teens
Information about the health effects of body piercing, tattoos, drugs, alcohol, contact lenses, and other health- and safety-related topics.
Web resourceKidsHealth for Kids
Just for kids, this website is designed to help kids of all age stay healthy. Topics include dealing with feelings, illnesses and injuries, the human body, growing up, and more. For older kids, check out TeensHealth.
Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardSalem Health
Salem Health is an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers.
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Human Body

Web resourceAmerican Medical Association Atlas of the Body
This illustrated atlas of the human body provides easy-to-read descriptions of various body parts and systems.
Web resourceBBC: Science & Nature - Human Body & Mind
From the BBC, this interactive tour of the human body includes human body-related news stories.
Web resourceThe Digestive System
This "hypertextbook" of the digestive system provides an overview and details about the stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver, and biliary system.
Web resourceKidsHealth: My Body
This colorful, kid-friendly tour of the human body includes links to additional information and other Web resources.
Web resourceMEDtropolis: Virtual Body
This interactive tour of the human body includes information about the brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive tract. The site is available in English or Spanish.
Web resourceNeuroscience for Kids: Explore the Nervous System
Created for students and teachers who want to learn more about the nervous system, this website includes information about the brain, spinal cord, nervous system, senses, and the effects of drugs on the nervous system.
Web resourceYucky Gross and Cool Body
Laugh and learn with The Yuckiest Site on the Internet's "Gross and Cool Body" page. Click on "Choose a body system" to explore different parts of the body.
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Mental Health

Web resourceGlossary of Symptoms and Mental Illnesses Affecting Teenagers
From the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, this glossary provides brief definitions of mental illnesses and symptoms. Topics include anorexia nervosa, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), alcohol and drug abuse, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and more.
Web resourceNational Institute of Mental Health Publications
Use this website to find information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses. Topics include anxiety disorders, depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), eating disorders, and more. Many of the publications are offered in Spanish.
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Substance Use and Abuse

Web resourceCampaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids reveals the truth about the effects of smoking and the advertising tactics that tobacco companies use to entice kids as their new customers.
Web resourceIn the Mix - Alcohol: What You Don't Know
Read and listen to highlights from this episode about alcohol abuse from the PBS television series, "In the Mix." The website features interviews with teens and health professionals.
Web resourceIn the Mix - Drug Abuse: Altered States
Read and listen to highlights from this episode about drug abuse from the PBS television series, "In the Mix." The website features interviews with teens and health professionals.
Web resourceNational Institute on Drug Abuse: Information for Students
This website is designed especially for students to provide information about the effects of drug abuse on the brain. Resources include links to related websites.
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