General Health

General Information
  • Death - When Someone You Love Dies - All living things, from plants to pets to people, die. It's a hard part of life and sometimes hard to understand why. It is important that you talk about how you feel.
  • Disabilities - Kids' Quest On Disability and Health - Think about people with disabilities and issues related to daily activities, health, and accessibility.
  • GirlsHealth.gov - Promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls ages 10 - 16 by giving them reliable health information in an easy-to-understand way.
  • Smoking - The Real Cost - Did you know that 3 out of 4 teens who think they will stop smoking in 5 years don't? Learn more about it.
DiseasesViruses
  • Ebola - What Is Ebola? - Learn about this dangerous virus and why you should wash your hands. (also in Spanish)
  • Flu Center - Information on what the flu is, how to protect yourself, and how to prevent it from spreading. (also in Spanish)
  • Germs - The Buzz on Scuzz - Learn about germs and how washing hands with soap and water keeps you healthy.
  • Germs - Lurking in the Locker Room - Do you know where nasty things like bacteria and fungi may be hiding? C'mon in to the locker room to see what's lurking behind closed doors.
  • Getting Your Shots - Going to the doctor to get a shot doesn't have to be scary. Here's what you need to know about shots.
  • HPV Vaccine - Human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause problems like genital warts and some kinds of cancer, this vaccine is an important step in preventing infection and protecting against the spread of HPV. (also in Spanish)
Your Body
  • Feelings - GirlsHealth.gov - You might feel happy and confident in one moment, then sad or confused in the next; this can teach you some healthy ways to cope with the roller coaster.
  • Genes - What is a Gene? - Genes carry information that helps make you who you are: curly hair, short legs, even how you laugh, are all passed through generations of your family in genes. (also in Spanish)
  • Hearing - It's A Noisy Planet - Learn different ways you can protect your hearing.
  • Immune System - Your body system that helps fight off sickness is called the immune system; it’s made up of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. (also in Spanish)
  • Stress - Feelin' Frazzled? - Ten tips to de-stress and keep you cool, calm, and collected.
  • Stress - Got Butterflies? Find Out Why! - Learn what short-term and long-term stress does to your body and how to cope with it.
  • Teens Health - Fitness, your mind, diseases and conditions and much more. (also in Spanish)
  • Your Body - GirlsHealth.gov - Information on everything from hair care to talking to your parents about sex.
Page last updated: Jul 13th, 2016