Health & Wellness Resources

We are aware that students are eager to play an active role in their health care and that the Internet is often a place that students turn to gain valuable advice or information. Since there is no regulatory agency that reviews the validity or accuracy of the claims on the Internet, we at the Student Health Center are concerned that you as the patient obtain information from reliable sources when “surfing the web.” Our physicians and nurse practitioners can provide you directly with any advice or educational materials you need to manage your health, but in the event that you use the Internet to augment our resources, we recommend the following as reliable sources for health or nutrition information.

General Health Information

Mental Health

American Psychological Association:
National Mental Health Association:

Women’s Health

Alcohol and other Drugs

VU Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Prevention Program:
Rethinking Drinking Program:


American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: 
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network:


American Academy of Dermatology:
Skin Cancer Foundation:

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association:
Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee:

Emergency Contraception (faqs – emergency contraception)

American Heart Association:


National Coalition for LGBT Health:
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association:

Infectious Diseases and Immunizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: and
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:


American Dietetics Association:   
Office of Dietary Supplements:
Food and Drug Administration:
American Diabetes Association: 


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Sexual Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Planned Parenthood:

Smoking Cessation

CDC Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS):
Tobacco Free U:

Sports Medicine
Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine:
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


All about vision:
WebMD Eye Health Center:

Disclaimer: Selected health related links are provided as informational resources only. Their inclusion in this web site should not be construed as an endorsement by the Student Health Center. We are not responsible for the accuracy of information in these links.