Wellness Committee

General Health and Wellness Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on diseases and conditions; emergency preparedness and response; environmental health; life stages and populations; healthy living; injury, violence and safety; traveler’s health and workplace safety and health. Includes interactive tools such as podcasts, RSS feeds, mobile alerts and more.

Health encyclopedia, news, free interactive tools

America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids. Information on eating healthy and getting active. Includes simple take action steps.for parents, teachers, community members and children.

New York State Health Department: Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention
Information on Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention

US Department of Health and Human Services: National Health Institutes

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Health information, fact sheets, research, news and events

National Cancer Institute
General cancer prevention information as well as fact sheets on specific cancers, food and nutrition, other cancer prevention topics, clinical trial information and prevention research

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Provides information and education via campaigns including: National Diabetes Education Program, Weight Control Information Network, We Can! (Ways to enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) and more.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Information on heart and vascular diseases, lung diseases, blood diseases, educational materials, recipes for healthy eating, as well as news,  information on research and clinical trials

National Institute of Mental Health
Health information, news, research fact sheets, interactive resources by age, gender and diagnosis including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders,  suicide prevention, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorders and more



American Diabetes Association
Information, tools and resources, including a food and fitness section specific to the needs of those living with diabetes, as well as news, research and advocacy information.

American Heart Association: Getting Healthy
Nutrition, physical activity, healthier kids, weight management, stress management, fats & oils, quit smoking –How tos, activities for kids, interactives and information

Anatomy of First Aid: A Case Study Approach
Illustrated digital manual edited by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Emeritus Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of Iowa

KidsHealth provides information perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens. Interactive format with sections designed specifically for parents, kids and teens.



Discovery Health
TV shows and videos, as well as information on diseases and conditions, the human body, love and relationships, medicine, mental health, parenting and pregnancy, sexual health, skin care, wellness and encyclopedia.

Healthy Life: Body. Mind. Spirit
Health related news articles, blogs, tips and local seminars

On-line Health and wellness community with free healthy living information including diet tools such as calorie counters, fitness programs, motivation systems and personalized feedback reports. Also available are SparkRecipes; DailySpark(blogs); SparkAmerica (health challenges); SparkSavings; BabyFit (pregnancy fitness) and SparkTeens

News, health information A-Z, drug and supplement index, information on healthy living, eating and diet, parenting and pregnancy, ten health and even pet health!

Mayo Clinic Health Information
Disease and conditions guides, symptoms with possible causes, prescription and over the counter medication look-up feature. Learn about tests and procedure, get advice on healthy living and First Aid, sign-up for newsletters, RSS feeds, Health Information Management System.


Food and Nutrition

What’s in food nutrient reference; Smart Nutrition 101; life stages,; weight management; nutrition and health issues; shopping , cooking and meal planning; dietary supplements; food assistance programs. News, RSSS feeds, links to related government sites.

United States Department of Agriculture
Tips and resources, personal plans, interactive daily food and activity tracker, multimedia podcasts - Plan a healthy menu, analyze your diet, learn about food groups, browse information categorized by life stage and medical conditions-Twitter, Flickr, YouTube

United States Department of Agriculture:
USDA My Plate Homepage
Information, tips, resources and interactive tools about nutrition and healthy living

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
NYS Farmer’s Markets by county

Harvest Easting: Seasonal Cooking Made Easy

Self Nutrition Data: Know what you eat
Daily caloric needs calculator, recipe analyzer/creator, food tracker, search for foods by nutrient content, food labels demystified, healthy dinner tonight RSSS feed and more.


Regional Retreat Centers and Programs:

Dominican Retreat and Conference Center (Niskayuna, New York)
offers retreats for women and men, workshops and presentations to enhance your spiritual life and growth. We offer retreats for persons in 12 step programs on topics of alcoholism, abuse, and eating issues. Be sure to check out the Windmill, a private hermitage, available for private individual retreats. 

Garrison Institute (Garrison, NY)
Workshops and Retreats including CARE for Teachers: Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education

Kripalu: Center for Yoga and Health (Berkshires, Western MA)
Library of resources including on-line resources, retreat programs

Omega Institute (Rhinebeck, NY)
Workshops and retreats

Wiawaka Holiday House: Women’s Retreat (Lake George, NY)
Day and Weekend workshops and retreats. See Special Retreats section under “Plan your Stay” and “Calendar” for options

Cell Phone Apps: Use the links below or search within the app store for your phone type under health, fitness, medicals etc. Many apps are free or low cost. Let us know your favorites!

iPhone: Healthcare and fitness apps-Many free full and lite applications http://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/ios-healthcare-fitness/id6013?mt=8

Android: Health and fitness apps