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Health & Wellness: Intro

Health-Related Databases

Health & Wellness

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Staying informed is the first step to keeping yourself healthy and making good choices. This guide provides some resources on a range of health-related topics.

General Health Websites

Go Ask Alice
Run by a team of health professionals at Columbia University, this website offers a ton of great advice specifically for young people and teens on all kinds of health-related topics.

MedlinePlus
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Evaluating Sources

When you want to know whether or not a resource will be useful to you, remember to think like A-CRAB. Consider the following qualities:

  • A uthority
  • C urrency
  • elevance
  • A ccuracy
  • B ias