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Welcome to the MBC Resources Page

The Morrison Bruce Center resources page is a collection of health information and tools from a variety of reputable organizations. With separate pages cultivated specifically for adult women, older adult women, college students, and parents of young children, our aim is to provide you with information that best meets your needs. Follow the links below to learn more about:

  • maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • healthy eating
  • exercising
  • managing specific health concerns

We hope the resources we have gathered are helpful to you in your healthy living journey!

Adult Women

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Finding and Evaluating Online Health Resources
Are you looking for health information and tips online, but you don't know how to tell if what you are finding is credible? The linked article, sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, helps you assess the trustworthiness of online resources by giving you the tools you need to decide if what you are reading is accurate.

Healthfinder
Healthfinder is government database that covers a variety of issues including health conditions/diseases, nutrition, and physical activity. It also includes several great services, some of which we have linked below.

  • Health Services in Your Area - This page provides a search function that allows you to find healthcare services (e.g., doctors and clinics) in your area.
  • Health Services for People Your Age - This page includes a customizable search bar you can use to search for information that is most relevant to your age and gender.

Healthy for Good
This site, from the American Heart Association, provides information on topics like healthy eating, exercise, and mental health. It provides access to fun resources like videos, recipes, and infographics.

NIH Health Resource
If you want to learn more about health issues, like strokes and high cholesterol, this site provides information you can use to educate yourself and make protective lifestyle changes. This resource also gives you access to some great tools, like recipes, information on alcohol, and tips for quitting smoking.

National Women’s Health Resource Center
The National Women’s Health Resource Center is devoted to providing health resources designed specifically for women. It has a very fun, accessible format, and it includes information on topics like healthy living, pregnancy, and disease. The site also has a collection of helpful tools, such as a target heart rate calculator, a body mass index calculator, an ovulation calculator, a due date calculator, a fatigue severity questionnaire, and a quiz on smoking cessation.

Aetna Resource Page on Women’s Health
Another great source for information on women’s health is Aetna’s resource page. This site has a collection of articles that explain or give tips for common women’s health concerns, like breast cancer and pregnancy.

Women’s Health.gov
This site is a government database on women’s health issues from the Office on Women's Health (USDHHS). For example, the site features articles on topics like diabetes, breastfeeding, and menstruation.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating Resources from Healthy for Good
If you enjoyed the general Healthy for Good website, you should visit this subpage. It provides resources on topics like healthy eating, nutrition, and eating out.  

Eating Right on a Budget
Eating right can make you look and feel good, but it can be challenging to do on a budget. If you are interested in eating better, but you’re worried about cost, you should look into this resource! This website is filled with articles and tips on how you can save money while buying healthy foods.

Food Network Guide to Cooking on a Budget
If you enjoyed the resource on finding inexpensive healthy foods, then you should also look into this website from Food Network. Here, you will gain access to a collection of delicious and nutritious (but cheap!) recipes. In addition, it has additional tips on finding healthy foods on a budget.

Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements can be a nice addition to a healthy lifestyle, but not all dietary supplements are equal in terms of quality and effectiveness. This site, created by the National Institute of Health, provides information on many health supplements available in stores. This information, along with consulting your doctor, can help you make informed decisions.

Exercising

Fact Sheet on Exercise Benefits
Are you interested in why exercise is good for you? This link leads to a great factsheet from the CDC about the benefits of exercise for women.

Exercise Resources from Healthy for Good
If you’ve enjoyed our other resources from Healthy for Good, you should look into this one as well. Here, you will find information on fitness, including tips and resources designed to help you start and maintain a more active lifestyle.
 
Exercises You Can Try at Home
Do you want to start exercising, but you don’t have time to get to the gym? This page explains seven of the most effective exercises you can try at home.

How-To Videos for At-Home Exercises
This site is an excellent resource that provides how-to videos for a variety exercises you can do at home. The videos are short, fun, and easy to follow. Here, you’ll find tips for completing exercises focusing on strength, flexibility, core training, cardio, and exercises you can fit in during your lunch break.

Exercise Videos from the CDC
This page, from the CDC, provides short instructional videos on foundational exercises like sit-ups, push-ups, and bicep curls.

Women’s Sports Foundation
If your life or the lives of your loved ones have been positively impacted by sports, you should visit this website from the Women’s Sports Foundation. Here, you will find information on advocating for women’s fitness and women in sports.

Managing Specific Health Concerns

Breast Cancer:National Breast Cancer Association
This website, from the National Breast Cancer Association, provides information about breast cancer, its diagnosis and treatment, and support programs available.

  • Beyond the Shock - Looking for support and a place to ask questions about breast cancer? This subpage provides a video series about breast cancer, a place for people to ask questions of health care providers, and a forum for people to discuss their experiences.

Cancer:American Cancer Society
This resource includes a wide variety of information about types of cancer, cancer treatment options, and new cancer-related research.

  • Minimize Your Cancer Risk - This subpage provides strategies for minimizing your cancer risk, such as tips on healthy eating, fitness, and skin care options.

Diabetes: American Diabetes Association
This website, from the American Diabetes Association, includes a variety of information on diabetes and its management. Here, you can find information on topics like risk factors for the disease, prevention of the disease, and strategies for living with diabetes.

Heart Health: American Heart Association
Are you recently diagnosed with a heart condition? Or are you trying to learn more about heart conditions in general? This site, from the American Heart Association, contains resources on specific heart conditions (e.g., heart attacks and arrhythmia), including general information on these topics, helpful animations, and tips for lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent or manage related illness and disease.

Liver Health: American Liver Foundation
This resource, from the American Liver Foundation, provides information on topics like liver health and related-conditions, and allows users to access condition-specific information from the resource drop-down menu. You can also find a variety of resources at the bottom of this site’s homepage, such as liver health resources in other languages, liver specialists near you, and liver events in your area.

Obesity Resources
This CDC-sponsored site provides resources on topics like obesity prevention, fact sheets on weight management, and social media resources.

Older Adult Women

Maintaining a Health Lifestyle

Finding and Evaluating Online Health Resources
Are you looking for health information and tips online, but you don't know how to tell if what you are finding is credible? The linked article, sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, helps you assess the trustworthiness of online resources by giving you the tools you need to decide if what you are reading is accurate.

Healthy Aging
Are you trying to learn more about steps you can take to age in a healthy manner? This website is a resource from the National Council on Aging that provides information on maintaining your health and happiness. Here, you’ll find tips on chronic disease management, nutrition for seniors, and fall prevention.

Healthfinder
Healthfinder is government database that covers a variety of issues including health conditions/diseases, nutrition, and physical activity. It also includes several great services, some of which we have linked below.

  • Health Services in Your Area - This page provides a search function that allows you to find healthcare services (e.g., doctors and clinics) in your area.
  • Health Services for People Your Age - This page includes a customizable search bar you can use to search for information that is most relevant to your age and gender.

Healthy for Good
This site, from the American Heart Association, provides information on topics like healthy eating, exercise, and mental health. It provides access to fun resources like videos, recipes, and infographics.

NIH Health Resource
If you want to learn more about health issues, like strokes and high cholesterol, this site provides information you can use to educate yourself and make protective lifestyle changes. This resource also gives you access to some great tools, like recipes, information on alcohol, and tips for quitting smoking.

National Women’s Health Resource Center
The National Women’s Health Resource Center is devoted to providing health resources designed specifically for women. It has a very fun, accessible format, and it includes information on topics like healthy living, pregnancy, and disease. The site also has a collection of helpful tools, such as a target heart rate calculator, a body mass index calculator, an ovulation calculator, a due date calculator, a fatigue severity questionnaire, and a quiz on smoking cessation.

Aetna Resource Page on Women’s Health
Another great source for information on women’s health is Aetna’s resource page. This site has a collection of articles that explain or give tips for common women’s health concerns, like breast cancer and pregnancy.

Women’s Health.gov
This site is a government database on women’s health issues from the Office on Women's Health (USDHHS). For example, the site features articles on topics like diabetes, breastfeeding, and menstruation.

Healthy Eating

Eat Right
This site, from the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, provides information specifically for older adults on healthy eating topics like how many dairy servings you should have in a day and ways you can trade less healthy fats for good ones.

Your Nutrition Needs as You Age
Do you want to learn about how your nutrition needs change as you get older? This article explains how people’s nutrition requirements change as they age, and it gives tips that you can use to inform your eating habits as you get older.

Healthy Eating Choices for Older Adults
This resource, from the National Institute of Aging, provides information for older adults on how to make healthy eating choices. For instance, you can find articles on this site about topics like overcoming roadblocks to healthy eating, making smart food choices as you age, and getting enough fluids.

Choose MyPlate for Older Adults
This site provides information on the specific dietary concerns of older adults, and it links to other useful resources on healthy living. The larger Choose MyPlate website can also help you determine how to portion out your meals by specific food groups.

Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors
This resource, from the National Council on Aging, provides videos and infographics on healthy eating for seniors. Here, you’ll find information such as “six ways to eat well as you get older”.

Healthy Eating Resources from Healthy for Good
If you enjoyed the general Healthy for Good website, you should visit this subpage. It provides resources on topics like healthy eating, nutrition, and eating out.  

Eating Right on a Budget
Eating right can make you look and feel good, but it can be challenging to do on a budget. If you are interested in eating better, but you’re worried about cost, you should look into this resource! This website is filled with articles and tips on how you can save money while buying healthy foods.

Food Network Guide to Cooking on a Budget
If you enjoyed the resource on finding inexpensive healthy foods, then you should also look into this website from Food Network. Here, you will gain access to a collection of delicious and nutritious (but cheap!) recipes. In addition, it has additional tips on finding healthy foods on a budget.

Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements can be a nice addition to a healthy lifestyle, but not all dietary supplements are equal in terms of quality and effectiveness. This site, created by the National Institute of Health, provides information on many health supplements available in stores. This information, along with consulting your doctor, can help you make informed decisions.

Exercising

Exercise Factsheet for Older Adults
This CDC-sponsored website provides information about the benefits of exercise for older adults. It’s a great place to find background information on exercise if you are just starting your fitness journey.

Exercise Resources from Healthy for Good
If you’ve enjoyed our other resources from Healthy for Good, you should look into this one as well. Here, you will find information on fitness, including tips and resources designed to help you start and maintain a more active lifestyle.
 
Exercise for Older Adults
This resource, from Go4Life (a program from the National Institute of Aging), aims to promote physical activity among older adults. It provides information on fitness, establish your starting level and goals, and creating an exercise routine.

How to Videos on Exercising for Older Adults
This resource, also from the Go4Life campaign, provides a 20-minute video that leads you through a sample workout and demonstrates how to perform specific exercises. This page also links to Go4Life’s YouTube channel, which has a collection of additional workout videos you can try.

How-To Videos for At-Home Exercises
This site is an excellent resource that provides how-to videos for a variety exercises you can do at home. The videos are short, fun, and easy to follow. Here, you’ll find tips for completing exercises focusing on strength, flexibility, core training, cardio, and exercises you can fit in during your lunch break.

Exercise Videos from the CDC
This page, from the CDC, provides short instructional videos on foundational exercises like sit-ups, push-ups, and bicep curls.

Women’s Sports Foundation
If your life or the lives of your loved ones have been positively impacted by sports, you should visit this website from the Women’s Sports Foundation. Here, you will find information on advocating for women’s fitness and women in sports.

Managing Specific Health Concerns

Alzheimer’s Association
This resource provides a variety of helpful information, including the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, tips for caregivers, current research, and information on living with the disease.

Breast Cancer:National Breast Cancer Association
This website, from the National Breast Cancer Association, provides information about breast cancer, its diagnosis and treatment, and support programs available.

  • Beyond the Shock - Looking for support and a place to ask questions about breast cancer? This subpage provides a video series about breast cancer, a place for people to ask questions of health care providers, and a forum for people to discuss their experiences.

Cancer: American Cancer Society
This resource includes a wide variety of information about types of cancer, cancer treatment options, and new cancer-related research.

  • Minimize Your Cancer Risk - This subpage provides strategies for minimizing your cancer risk, such as tips on healthy eating, fitness, and skin care options.

Diabetes: American Diabetes Association
This website, from the American Diabetes Association, includes a variety of information on diabetes and its management. Here, you can find information on topics like risk factors for the disease, prevention of the disease, and strategies for living with diabetes.

Heart Health: American Heart Association
Are you recently diagnosed with a heart condition? Or are you trying to learn more about heart conditions in general? This site, from the American Heart Association, contains resources on specific heart conditions (e.g., heart attacks and arrhythmia), including general information on these topics, helpful animations, and tips for lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent or manage related illness and disease.

Liver Health: American Liver Foundation
This resource, from the American Liver Foundation, provides information on topics like liver health and related-conditions, and allows users to access condition-specific information from the resource drop-down menu. You can also find a variety of resources at the bottom of this site’s homepage, such as liver health resources in other languages, liver specialists near you, and liver events in your area.

Obesity Resources
This CDC-sponsored site provides resources on topics like obesity prevention, fact sheets on weight management, and social media resources.

Osteoporosis: National Osteoporosis Association
This website, from the National Osteoporosis Association, provides information on topics like conditions that can increase your likelihood of getting osteoporosis and tips for reducing your chance of getting bone fractures.

College Students

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Finding and Evaluating Online Health Resources
Are you looking for health information and tips online, but you don't know how to tell if what you are finding is credible? The linked article, sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, helps you assess the trustworthiness of online resources by giving you the tools you need to decide if what you are reading is accurate.

Healthfinder
Healthfinder is government database that covers a variety of issues including health conditions/diseases, nutrition, and physical activity. It also includes several great services, some of which we have linked below.

  • Health Services in Your Area - This page provides a search function that allows you to find healthcare services (e.g., doctors and clinics) in your area.
  • Health Services for People Your Age - This page includes a customizable search bar you can use to search for information that is most relevant to your age and gender.

Healthy for Good
This site, from the American Heart Association, provides information on topics like healthy eating, exercise, and mental health. It provides access to fun resources like videos, recipes, and infographics.

NIH Health Resource
If you want to learn more about health issues, like strokes and high cholesterol, this site provides information you can use to educate yourself and make protective lifestyle changes. This resource also gives you access to some great tools, like recipes, information on alcohol, and tips for quitting smoking.

National Women’s Health Resource Center
The National Women’s Health Resource Center is devoted to providing health resources designed specifically for women. It has a very fun, accessible format, and it includes information on topics like healthy living, pregnancy, and disease. The site also has a collection of helpful tools, such as a target heart rate calculator, a body mass index calculator, an ovulation calculator, a due date calculator, a fatigue severity questionnaire, and a quiz on smoking cessation.

Aetna Resource Page on Women’s Health
Another great source for information on women’s health is Aetna’s resource page. This site has a collection of articles that explain or give tips for common women’s health concerns, like breast cancer and pregnancy.

Women’s Health.gov
This site is a government database on women’s health issues from the Office on Women's Health (USDHHS). For example, the site features articles on topics like diabetes, breastfeeding, and menstruation.

Healthy Eating

USDA Nutrition at College
If you need a comprehensive resource guide to making healthy food choices in college, then you need not look further than this resource from the USDA’s Food and Nutritional Information Center. It links to several USDA and USDA-approved sites and guides that cater to college students who may be struggling with eating healthfully on campus.

Healthy Habits: Student Guide to Nutrition and Fitness
Are there certain challenges you face as a student that prevent you from eating well and exercising? This resource addresses many of those issues and provides guidance on how to overcome them, despite certain obstacles along the way.

Healthy Eating Resources from Healthy for Good
If you enjoyed the general Healthy for Good website, you should visit this subpage. It provides resources on topics like healthy eating, nutrition, and eating out.  

Eating Right on a Budget
Eating right can make you look and feel good, but it can be challenging to do on a budget. If you are interested in eating better, but you’re worried about cost, you should look into this resource! This website is filled with articles and tips on how you can save money while buying healthy foods.

Food Network Guide to Cooking on a Budget
If you enjoyed the resource on finding inexpensive healthy foods, then you should also look into this website from Food Network. Here, you will gain access to a collection of delicious and nutritious (but cheap!) recipes. In addition, it has additional tips on finding healthy foods on a budget.

Dietary Supplements
Dietary supplements can be a nice addition to a healthy lifestyle, but not all dietary supplements are equal in terms of quality and effectiveness. This site, created by the National Institute of Health, provides information on many health supplements available in stores. This information, along with consulting your doctor, can help you make informed decisions.

Exercising

5 Reasons College Students Should Make Time for Exercise
In case you need some motivation to get up and get exercising, this site will help you get up off your couch and get moving in no time.

Getting Exercise in College
Now that you have gathered the motivation and resolve to exercise, this site will help you stick with it. Here, you can find different ways to exercise and how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, even if you are on a tight schedule.

The Benefits of Exercise: For College Students and Beyond
In case you needed a little extra motivation and some great reasons to exercise, this article highlights the benefits of being physically active as a college-student.

Exercise Resources from Healthy for Good
If you’ve enjoyed our other resources from Healthy for Good, you should look into this one as well. Here, you will find information on fitness, including tips and resources designed to help you start and maintain a more active lifestyle.

Exercises You Can Try at Home
Do you want to start exercising, but you don’t have time to get to the gym? This page explains seven of the most effective exercises you can try at home.

How-To Videos for At-Home Exercises
This site is an excellent resource that provides how-to videos for a variety exercises you can do at home. The videos are short, fun, and easy to follow. Here, you’ll find tips for completing exercises focusing on strength, flexibility, core training, cardio, and exercises you can fit in during your lunch break.

Exercise Videos from the CDC
This page, from the CDC, provides short instructional videos on foundational exercises like sit-ups, push-ups, and bicep curls.

Women’s Sports Foundation
If your life or the lives of your loved ones have been positively impacted by sports, you should visit this website from the Women’s Sports Foundation. Here, you will find information on advocating for women’s fitness and women in sports.

Managing Specific Health Concerns

Breast Cancer:National Breast Cancer Association
This website, from the National Breast Cancer Association, provides information about breast cancer, its diagnosis and treatment, and support programs available.

  • Beyond the Shock - Looking for support and a place to ask questions about breast cancer? This subpage provides a video series about breast cancer, a place for people to ask questions of health care providers, and a forum for people to discuss their experiences.

Cancer: American Cancer Society
This resource includes a wide variety of information about types of cancer, cancer treatment options, and new cancer-related research.

  • Minimize Your Cancer Risk - This subpage provides strategies for minimizing your cancer risk, such as tips on healthy eating, fitness, and skin care options.

Flu: College Students and the Flu
This resource, from MedlinePlus, provides basic information on the flu, its prevention, and treatment tips.

Mono: What is Mono?
A relatively common disease among college students is infectious mononucleosis, better known as “mono.” This page, from the University of Michigan, outlines the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mono.

Parents of Young Children

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Finding and Evaluating Online Health Resources
Are you looking for health information and tips online, but you don't know how to tell if what you are finding is credible? The linked article, sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, helps you assess the trustworthiness of online resources by giving you the tools you need to decide if what you are reading is accurate.

Healthfinder
Healthfinder is government database that covers a variety of issues including health conditions/diseases, nutrition, and physical activity. It also includes several great services, some of which we have linked below.

  • Health Services in Your Area - This page provides a search function that allows you to find healthcare services (e.g., doctors and clinics) in your area.
  • Health Services for People Your Age - This page includes a customizable search bar you can use to search for information that is most relevant to your age and gender.

Healthy for Good (for Kids)
This resource will help you and your kids lead heart-healthy lives. Funded by the American Heart Association, the website links to several resources that provide ways you can cook healthy meals for (and with) your kids, as well as different activities and exercises for the whole family.

Healthy Eating

Nutrition for Kids: Guidelines for a Healthy Diet
This page, from The Mayo Clinic, outlines the best sources of nutrition for kids and how to incorporate them into their diets. It also separates nutritional needs for different age groups, since kids at different ages benefit most from different nutrients.

Best for Bones Food
Best Bones Forever is a website that provides a list of foods to consume for optimal-bone health and information on why your child needs certain nutrients to grow strong bones.

Children's Nutrition
This resource guide connects you to different sites that teach you and your kids about nutrition and provides you with a variety of recipes to try cooking with your kids.

Kids Health: Nutrition and Fitness
This source is a kid- and parent-friendly guide to eating healthfully and getting exercise. It also showcases how to exercise safely, while highlighting certain eating and childhood weight issues to keep in mind.

PBS Parents: Food and Fitness
The PBS Parents website is a simple yet easy place to start researching healthy foods to feed your children, as well as simple yet fun physical activities to do with them.

Healthy Eating Resources from Healthy for Good
If you enjoyed the general Healthy for Good website, you should visit this subpage. It provides resources on topics like healthy eating, nutrition, and eating out.  

Eating Right on a Budget
Eating right can make you look and feel good, but it can challenging to do on a budget. If you are interested in eating better, but you’re worried about cost, you should look into this resource! This website is filled with articles and tips on how you can save money while buying healthy foods.

Food Network Guide to Cooking on a Budget
If you enjoyed the resource on finding inexpensive healthy foods, then you should also look into this website from Food Network. Here, you will gain access to a collection of delicious and nutritious (but cheap!) recipes. In addition, it has additional tips on finding healthy foods on a budget.

Exercising

NIH Family Fitness
If you would like to know more about fitness and how you can involve your family, visit this website, from the National Institute of Health, to learn more ways to incorporate physical activity into your family’s daily routine.

Kids Health: Kids and Exercise
If you’re not sure how to incorporate exercise into your child’s life, this resource will help you get started by outlining what they need and how to implement an age-appropriate program. It also outlines the dangers of inactivity, so you are aware of the risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

Kids Health: Nutrition and Fitness
This source is a kid- and parent-friendly guide to eating healthy and getting exercise. It also showcases how to exercise safely and certain eating and childhood weight issues to keep in mind.

Exercise Needs for Children
This resource, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides information related to different types of exercises for children and recommendations for activity levels.

PBS Parents: Food and Fitness
The PBS Parents website is a simple yet easy place to start researching healthy foods to feed your children, as well as simple yet fun physical activities to do with them.

How-To Videos for At-Home Exercises
This site is an excellent resource that provides how-to videos for a variety exercises you can do at home. The videos are short, fun, and easy to follow. Here, you’ll find tips for completing exercises focusing on strength, flexibility, core training, cardio, and exercises you can fit in during your lunch break.

Managing Specific Health Concerns

Common Diseases and Conditions in Children
This CDC-sponsored website lists several common diseases and conditions in children, such as the common cold, asthma, the flu, and the measles. It also provides information on prevention and treatment strategies.

Kids Health: General
Kids Health is a great resource to guide any parent or child through various health issues they may encounter. This comprehensive site, provides information specific to childhood issues related to sleep, injuries, illness, dental health, and more.

Cancers that Develop in Children
This resource lists the range of cancers that can develop in children. It also provides information on discovery, prevention, and treatment strategies.

Type 1 Diabetes
This website, from the American Diabetes Association, is a great and simple resource that provides an overview of the Type I Diabetes condition, treatment, research highlights, and tips for living healthy and active lives with the disease.