Family Health Websites

Family Health Websites

Information Resources

By Evelyn Cunico, MA, MSLIS
Posted September 04, 2016

Family Health Websites from MedlinePlus

Early fall is the start of a new school year, which is a good time to learn new things and to remind yourself and your family of things you already know. This month, CHIME Consumer Health highlights a few of the many authoritative family health websites from the U.S. National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus Healthy Living topic page.

Five Minutes (or Less) for Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Summary Note: Health tips, such as how to wash hands, how to keep food safe, how to know asthma triggers, and how to learn the signs of developmental problems. Also includes sections on One Minute or Less for Health, and More than Five Minutes for Health.

Supertracker: My Foods. My Fitness. My Health.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Summary Note: Interactive tools to help track daily diet and physical activities. Offers weight management guidance by tracking weight goals and progress over time. Includes interactive tool to create a profile with a personalized plan.

Kids: Passing On Healthy Habits to Your Children
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Summary Note: Suggestions for parents to set a good example by choosing healthy nutrition and avoiding drugs. Encourages parents to ask their family doctor for information and facts to help children understand sexuality in terms of love, intimacy, respect, and safety.

How Can Spirtuality Affect Your Family’s Health?
Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth.
Summary Note: Discusses studies linking spirituality with physical and mental health through social support and a philosophy based on purposeful living.

Disability and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD).
Summary Note: Clarifies that having a disability does not mean that a person with a disability is not healthy or cannot be healthy. Offers tips for leading a long and healthy life. Discusses ways to stay well, active, and a part of the community.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this blog should not replace the medical advice of your doctor. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any disease, illness, or other health condition without first consulting with your medical doctor or other healthcare provider.

Information Resources

American Academy of Family Physicians. Kids: Passing On Healthy Habits to Your Children
(Accessed 03 September 2016)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Five Minutes (or Less) for Health
(Accessed 01 September 2016)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Disability and Health
(Accessed 03 September 2016)

National Institutes of Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus Healthy Living
(Accessed 01 September 2016)

Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth. How Can Spirituality Affect Your Family’s Health?
(Accessed 03 September 2016)

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Supertracker: My Foods. My Fitness. My Health.
(Accessed 02 September 2016)

 

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