Educational Information and Resources
The health education topics in this section are intended as brief guidelines that will be supplemented throughout the year by the Student Health Services with presentations, workshops, health screenings, in-office health education handouts and a yearly comprehensive Wellness Festival.
The information below is meant for general guidance only. For more detailed, personalized information about your health, speak to your health care provider.
Finding Reliable Health Information Online
There is abundant health information online, but it can often be overwhelming and inaccurate. When searching for reliable health and wellness information online:
- Don't search the entire Internet. We suggest you start with some of the websites listed below.
- Beware of commercial ("dot com") sites, and evaluate them carefully for bias and conflict of interest.
- Check to see if the information is current (less than three years old), or compare older information with the most current that you can find.
- Look for the credentials of the author (i.e. training and affiliation, such as doctor, nurse, psychologist, epidemiologist; medical center, professional health organization, public health agency) to make sure the information is written by a healthcare professional.
The following are some websites that provide trustworthy online information.
NYC Department of Health Resources:
Sexual/reproductive/women’s health - Planned Parenthood
Men’s health/Women’s health/Urology - Urology Care Foundation
LGBTQ health - National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
Heart health - American Heart Association
Heart and Lung information - National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute
Diabetes information - American Diabetes Association
Cancer Information - National Cancer Institute
Pediatrics/Parenting - American Academy of Pediatrics