Health-Wellness News

Health and Wellness Information

lady lifting a weightWELCOME to some of the most interesting and comprehensive health sites on the web. College is full of exciting new things, from meeting people to living away from home. But, college can also be stressful as you try to develop new routines, live on a limited budget, and manage responsibilities on your own. Keep the tips and information below in mind to stay safe and healthy in college. In addition, we hope you will find this area useful for projects, labs, essays, and personal knowledge. We always recommend you discuss new health information with your doctor before you make changes in your lifestyle.​​


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General Health

  • A consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government. The site includes links to online publications, databases, support and self-help groups, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
  • WebMD provides valuable health information on a wide variety of topics.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site…includes government press releases about the latest in medical news, information about diseases, immunization recommendations, disease outbreaks, health recommendations for international travelers, and government publications.
  • Health information from the Mayo Clinic includes up-to-date information on diseases, treatments, and disease prevention, and also an interactive health quiz.
  • Male Health Center is a site for and about men's health. Symptoms and self-care related to men's health are covered.
  • This site has been developed by Brandeis University college students for college students everywhere. It provides a portal to a wealth of health information resources. We hope you will find it helpful and informative.

Nutrition Web sites to visit :

American Dietetics Association - Find a new tip on eating right every day of the week, plus fact sheets on selected nutrition topics and advice on finding a dietitian. In addition, this site provides information on the American Dietetics Association's current activities and advocacy efforts as well as links to other professional organizations.

Healthy Body Calculator - This web site is designed to let you compute your ideal weight and the calorie intake needed to achieve that based on your frame size and activity level.

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention - Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia

Alcohol and Drugs


Sexual Health

Birth Control Options

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Local Community Resources


 Fitness Facilities


The Canton Family YMCA offers discounted membership and class opportunities for students. For more information, contact the Canton Family YMCA at:

In Macomb, contact the YMCA of McDonough County for information on membership and class schedules: