Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site provides a wide variety of information on how the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) works to protect the health and safety of all Americans.
Click here to learn about how the CDC protects our health. (http://www.cdc.gov/)
Genetics Home Reference: Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions
An index of more than 450 genetic conditions.
(
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/BrowseConditions)
MedlinePlus: Medical Encyclopedia
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

(http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html)
Mayo Clinic Medical Information and Tools for Healthy Living
This site offers a comprehensive list of diseases.  Check out the index to locate your disease or disorder.
(
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/DiseasesIndex/DiseasesIndex)
New York State – Department of Health
This site includes fact sheets about all different types of communicable diseases.
Click here to get an alphabetic listing of communicable diseases and facts about them. (http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/communicable_diseases/en/index.htm)

Resources for 7th Grade Project

Meditation

Replacing Detention with Meditation
When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom
Why Learners’ Brains Need a Break

 Yoga in School

The School Yoga Project
Yoga in Public Schools

Exercise or Movement in the Classroom

Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain
The Benefits of Exercise in the Classroom
Why Students Need “Brain Breaks”

Classroom Environment or Classroom Furniture

Ditch the Desks
Flexible Classrooms

Recess

Want kids to listen more, fidget less? Try recess…
Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development

 Nutrition

3 Ways Nutrition Influences Student Learning and School Performance
Healthy Schools

Length of School Day or Classes

High School Pressure: Why Students Need Shorter Days
Block Scheduling: A Solution or a Problem?