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Resources for ACS National Chemistry Week 2004: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Health and Wellness.

Learning about the Human Body: Electronic Resources

This is a collection of electronic resources (websites, software, etc.) about the human body. A separate collection of Print Resources is also available.

Key: E = Elementary (K-5), I = Intermediate (6-8), HS = High School (9-12), C = College, G = General Public

Starting Points

ALtruis Biomedical Network, (G)

URL: http://www.altruisbiomedical.net/index.html
BrainPOP - Health, (E, I, HS)

URL: http://www.brainpop.com/health/seeall.weml
Healthfinder, from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (G)

URL: http://www.healthfinder.gov/
Healthfinder Kids, from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (E, I, HS)

URL: http://www.healthfinder.gov/kids/
KidsHealth, from the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media. (E, I, HS)

URL: http://kidshealth.org/index.html
MedlinePlus: Health Topics, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. (I, HS, C, G)

URL: http://medlineplus.gov/
ALtruis Biomedical Network, (G)
Contains a useful collection of informational websites on popular medical issues and medical research topics. Each main topic has about half a dozen subtopics, which lead to detailed pages peppered with helpful links to explain the medical terms. Source: Sci/Tech Web Awards 2002: Medicine
URL: http://www.altruisbiomedical.net/index.html
Body and Mind - BAM!, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (HS)
Aimed at kids age 9-13. Created to answer kids questions on health issues.
URL: http://www.bam.gov/
BrainPOP - Health, (E, I, HS)
This colorful website covers a wide variety of topics from acne to digestion and diabetes to drug abuse. Online movies explain topics in terms that children can understand. Quizzes and other information provide a great learning environment. Source: Web User (http://www.webuser.co.uk/sites/site_review.php?rev_id=974&cid=75)
URL: http://www.brainpop.com/health/seeall.weml
Healthfinder, from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (G)
With a simple interface and well-organized collection of links, this site serves as an excellent gateway to medical knowledge on the web. There's a strong focus on government resources, but you'll also find links to respected non-profits and academic research centers. Source: web100.com: the web's best sites (http://web100.com/reviews/W110.html)
URL: http://www.healthfinder.gov/
Healthfinder Kids, from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (E, I, HS)
A special section of Healthfinder aimed at children in grades K-12.
URL: http://www.healthfinder.gov/kids/
KidsHealth, from the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media. (E, I, HS)
KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. This award-winning site provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. It has been on the Web since 1995 -- and has been accessed by over 100,000,000 visitors. KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents -- each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources -- all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.
URL: http://kidshealth.org/index.html
MedlinePlus: Health Topics, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. (I, HS, C, G)
Updated daily, this site has extensive information from trusted sources on over 650 diseases and conditions. Includes lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
URL: http://medlineplus.gov/
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