We know that a solid health education for young people is crucial for them—not just to keep them healthy in the short term, but to help them maintain good health habits as adults. Alcohol, anxiety and depression, family life, fitness and nutrition, online safety, stress, substance abuse, vaping—all of these issues pose challenges to teens on a regular basis, and the best way for teens to cope with them is to be informed. We also know that, in our age of information overload, finding a trustworthy resource on teen health can be a challenge.
That’s where Health Reference Center comes in. Infobase’s Health Reference Center includes expertly researched and written content and features for teens seeking reliable advice and information about the health and well-being issues they face every day.
Here are some of the teen health resources you can find:
Teen’s Health Center
Health Reference Center‘s Teen’s Health Center provides in-depth articles about many issues of importance to teens, including abuse and abusive behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, smoking and vaping, stress management, and much more. The comprehensive Teen’s Health Center also provides valuable study guides and entry points into the database, including suggested research topics and related videos, illustrations, drug resource pages, and organizations.
Teens’ Healthy Choices Videos
This video series, each episode hosted by a teen narrator, features teens discussing situations based on real-life occurrences and current events, allowing users to hear directly from other teens sharing their experience along with the expert information needed to make the right decisions. Topics covered include alcohol, opioid abuse, online predators and scams, tattoos and body art, PTSD, depression, gun violence, STDs, and more.
Hotlines and Helplines
For teens in crisis, Health Reference Center offers contact information for organizations that can provide immediate aid for suicide prevention, poison control, addiction and drugs, and more. Hotlines can be found on the “Browse” menu under the “Resources” heading as well as on the home page right rail “Browse Resources” menu.
What Is Health Reference Center?
Infobase’s Health Reference Center database includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. The up-to-date information comes from hundreds of authoritative sources—information researchers can trust.
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