Useful Resources: Science-Based Health & Wellness Resources for Your Community

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides a series of evidence-based resources to help individuals and groups work for improved health. Available resources include:

NIH News in Health  Provides practical health information based on NIH research. This monthly newsletter can help you eat healthier, move more, and learn the science behind medical topics like acupuncture, menopause, and heart disease.

Smokefree.gov Can help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Use the step-by-step quit guide, talk to an expert, and find other tools to help you quit.

Rethinking Drinking Provides research-based information about how your drinking habits can affect your health. Learn to recognize the signs of alcohol problems and ways to cut back or quit drinking. Interactive tools can also help you calculate the calories and alcohol content of drinks.

NIDA for TeensLearn how drugs affect the body and hear from teens who’ve struggled with addiction. This interactive web site has quizzes, videos, games, and a blog that shows the science behind drug abuse.

Talking to Your DoctorLinks you to NIH resources that can help you make the most of your conversations with your doctor. Communication is key to good health care. Get tips for asking questions and talking openly about your symptoms and concerns.

Aim for a Healthy WeightCan help you learn how to reach and maintain a healthy weight by taking small steps to change your lifestyle. Find tips for eating well at home and on the road, and for becoming more physically active.

My Family Health Portrait : Developed by the U.S. Surgeon General and NIH, helps you build a drawing of your family tree and a chart of your family health history that you can print and share with your family members and doctor. This information will help your doctor provide better care for you.

See the full list of resources.

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