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Health & Wellness Resources

The UHCS website focuses on the services that we can offer you while you are a student at UW-Whitewater. This page contains links to other websites with detailed health information on a variety of topics. To learn more about how UHCS can help you with some common health concerns, visit our Health A-Z pages.

Be careful what you read on the web! Many sites are useful, but others may present information that is inaccurate or misleading. When you visit a site for the first time, try to evaluate how reliable it is. Visit Evaluating Medical Resources on the Web to learn more.

Physical Health

Healthcare Transition: The Youth Health Transition Initiative provides Wisconsin's youth, family members, providers, and other community collaborators with information on the movement from the pediatric world to adult health care. Tools, materials, and resources are available to help teens, families, and health care systems in the health care transition process.

Campus map: A tool to help you know how many steps you gain during a walk around campus.

Harvard Medical School Consumer Information: credible information from Harvard Medical School. The health information includes health news and content as well as access to tools and risk assessments.

Mayo Clinic: Provides useful and up-to-date information and tools through access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2000 physicians and scientists. Various searchable databases include Diseases and Conditions, Health Living, Drug Search, Health Tools, and Books and Newsletters. Also, recipes are posted in the "What's Cooking?" section and a new question is answered daily in the "Ask a Specialist" section.

Gateway to Health Information: Includes a health library of information from A to Z, selected health topics "just for you" organized by gender/age/ect., health care information about doctors/insurance/Medicare/etc., and a direcotry of healthfinder organizations. Other beneficial links include current health news and online checkups.

WebMD: A good overall site for a wide variety of health and wellness information. Featured articles change frequently.

Medical Research:  extensive information from the National Institute of Health and other trusted sources on over 600 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia with pictures and diagrams, a medical dictionary, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, over 165 interactive tutorials, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

Drug Watch:Database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The News and Alerts section is updated daily with the latest information concerning drug recalls, medication approvals, clinical trials, new treatment options, and other current developments in the medical field and pharmaceutical industry.

LGBT Health Issues:The CDC homepage contains information that addresses the health concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

Travel Health:The CDC provides health information on: specific destinations, outbreaks of concern to international travelers, specific diseases that can affect travelers, vaccination recommendations for travelers of all ages, how to avoid illness from food or water, what to do before taking children to other countries, travelers with special needs, and specific cruise ships.

Study Abroad Student Handbooks:Guides to help students find a quality program and prepare for study abroad. They emphasize health and safety issues, with information for parents as well. There are also 29 country specific handbooks.

National Institutes of Health:Credible information from U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.

Disease Risk Calculator:Find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases in the United States and get personalized tips for preventing them. Developed over the past ten years by the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Your Disease Risk collects the latest scientific evidence on disease risk factors into one easy-to-use tool.

Mental Health

ULifeline:An online behavioral support system for young adults. Visitors to this site can get fast, frank answers to hundreds of questions about behavior and emotional health, find links to support groups and crisis centers, search behavioral health topics and a drug database, or take an online assessment to gauge their state of emotional well-being.

Counseling Center Village:A terrific virtual pamphlet collection on a wide range of counseling topics for college students.

Anxiety Disorders Association:The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) promotes the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and is committed to improving the lives of the people who suffer from them.

American Psychological Association:The American Psychological Association Online offers quick links for members, psychologists, students and media. There is also news, association information, headlines of the day and various psychological topics.

National Institute of Mental Health:This website provides a variety of information on NIMH, current news and events, clinical trials, fundraising opportunities, intramural research, and links for the public, pratitioners and researchers.

National Mental Health Association:News, information on advocacy, mental health information, a bookstore and a calendar of events can all be accessed from this website.


The Daily Motivator:The Daily Motivator is a brief motivtional message that is published each Monday through Saturday on the web and by e-mail. Each daily message is about 200 words long and can easily be read in a minute or two. The Daily Motivator provides a fast, regular and reliable positive boost each day. Specific positive values, such as gratitude, discipline, acceptance, balance, focus and many others are reinforced again and again, yet in a new and refreshing way each time.

Take a Break:Take a Break - "Right Now" presentation from The Daily Motivator. This presentation includes a four minute long message set to pictures and music to motivate you through the day.

Go Ask Alice:Go Ask Alice is Columbia University's Health Question and Answer Internet Service. It includes links to New Alice Questions, Reader Responses and Updates and the Theme of the Week. Questions and Answers are also sorted by the following topics: Relationships, Sexuality, Sexual Health, Fitness and Nutrition, Emotional Health, Alcohol, Nicotine, and Other Drugs, and General Health.

LGBT Outreach:Our vision is to create a community where the presence and contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people are welcomed and celebrated; where intolerance is challenged and defeated; where justice prevails; and where civil rights of all people are valued and respected. This site also has many LGBT groups available in Madison.

Blue Zones:This website provides a life-expectancy calculator and suggestions for ways that you can increase your life expectancy.


Last Updated: 7/21/2020


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This site is not meant to replace the advice of a health care or counseling professional. You should not rely on any information on these pages, or information generated for you by this site, to replace consultations with qualified professionals regarding your own specific situation. Some links take you to a source outside of UHCS. The owners of that site, not UHCS, are responsible for the content.