Health and Wellness
MedlinePlus in Spanish »
MedlinePlus offers overviews and news on a wide range of health topics, from specific diseases and conditions to topics such as teen health, teenage pregnancy, teen sexual health and underage drinking. Get answers that you can trust to personal questions and reliable information for homework assignments on health topics.
SIRS Researcher »
Can guys “get” anorexia? Are energy drinks safe? Find answers to your health questions from magazine and newspaper articles specifically chosen for students.
Featured CPL Resources
Popular Topics: Health »
The Chicago Public Library offers resources on health and medical care, including recommended reads, news and research on diseases and medical procedures, and helpful websites.
Popular Topics: Mental Health Awareness »
Find information on mental health care and mental illnesses, including recommended reads, mental health news and research, and websites for local and national organizations.
Popular Topics: Nutrition and Healthy Eating »
The Chicago Public Library highlights nutrition and healthy eating resources, including cookbooks, nutrition news and research, and websites with tips for healthy grocery shopping, cooking and eating.
Advocates for Youth »
Abstinence, contraceptive choices, and HIV and AIDS education are just a few of the many goals of Advocates for Youth. Aimed at both teens and educators, this site also includes lesson plans on family values and more, and suggestions for creating safe LGBTQ areas.
BAM! Body and Mind »
The Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control’s BAM! Body and Mind website has comprehensive information about diseases, food nutrition, physical activity, safety and more.
The Cool Spot »
The Cool Spot has useful information for teens about alcohol and peer pressure.
Girls Health »
The Girls Health site contains lots of information for cool girls, ranging from stress, exercise and relationships to disabilities and illnesses.
Go Ask Alice »
Columbia University’s Health Education Questions on teen health issues from nutrition to sexuality, answered by the Health Education Program at Columbia University.
Guide to Safe and Sober Event Planning »
This site offers suggestions to teens on how to plan an event without alcohol with your friends.
The National Health Information Center of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has compiled detailed information, often illustrated, explaining chronic diseases, injuries and conditions. Additional resources include a prescription drug database and information about alternative medicine.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline »
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need immediate help, please call (800) 273-TALK (8255).
TeensHealth provides physician-reviewed, jargon-free information and advice on health, relationships and becoming an adult. Information is provided in English and Spanish.