The Office on Women's Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services offers this Web site, which focuses on "many health topics that respond to adolescent girls' health concerns and motivates girls to choose healthy behaviors using positive, supportive and non-threatening messages." Topics covered include everything from puberty to stress relief to body image. Far from the outdated reel-to-reel films some of us had to endure in 5th grade health class, this Web site is a well-designed clearinghouse of helpful information and advice. The language is clear and straightforward, and dozens of Web links are available for more information and related news stories. Mind Over Matters includes a stress map scale, which visitors can use to estimate their stress level. 4 Girls Health also has a related Web site for girls with disabilities or chronic illness, and a special section for parents and other caregivers.
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