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.

Health Topics

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First Aid/CPR »

Emergency Preparedness »

Men's Health »

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Safer Sex and HIV/STIs »

Cancer »

Parenting & Families »

Nutrition »

Fitness »

Safe Drinking Water »

Ergonomics »

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.

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Health Library and Resources​

Mayo Clinic - Patient Care and Health Information

Cleveland Clinic - Health Library

National Library of Medicine Resources:
MedlinePlus - online health information and resources
PubMed - database of biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

NYC Department of Health Resources:

Center for Disease Control

Go Ask Alice

WebMD

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