Health Resources for College Students

by Paul Konrardy

Heading to college? Here are some resources to keep you healthy!

Government and State Resources

Medline Plus
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Nonprofit Organizations

American College Health Association – College Health Topics
This page provides lists of web links and online resources related to general health concerns including immunizations, coping with stress and athletic medicine. The American College Health Association is the principal leadership organization for the field of college health and provides services, communications, and advocacy that help its members to advance the health of their campus communities.

Immunization Action Coalition
The site has good info on meningococcal vaccinations and other vaccinations that may be required for college entry. The Immunization Action Coalition works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public.

Photo Credit: David Kennedy

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