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Health & Wellness

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Health & Wellness

Healthy Living

Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

If you are a foster youth or former foster youth reading this information you are probably wondering, "What is this all about?" Good question and we don't mind answering.  

Your Body

From growing up to getting braces, popping pimples to catching some ZZZs, this section gives you the basics on your changing body - from head to toe.

Reach Out

ReachOut is an information and support service to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. It includes anything from dealing with grief and loss, relationships, becoming independent and suicide prevention.

Take the First Step Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

You can step up to healthy living by setting goals for moving more, eating better, watching your weight, stopping smoking and even cutting out second-hand smoke. Find out how at Michigan Steps Up!
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First Aid Info

First Aid Tips

First Aid for fevers, cuts, broken bones, and other medical emergencies.

Find out what should you keep in your home first aid kit

You can buy all items for your first aid kit at a well-stocked drug store.

Red Cross First Aid and CPR Courses

Find your local Chapter for schedules and locations

Medical Professionals

Search for a doctor

This on-line search lets you search by name or specialty. 

List of free Clinical Health Centers in Michigan

Information and phone numbers for places with low cost or free health care, or help with health insurance.

Search for a dentist

Search by dental need, payment method, language or specific product/brand.

Help Finding Health Care

Free or low cost health care or help with health insurance.

Search for information on different medicines (ingredients, dosage, side effects.)

Personal Health Questions

About Birth Control: What You Need to Know

Important information about different birth control methods.

About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Unfortunately, STDs have become common among teens. Because teens are more at risk for getting some STDs, it's important to learn what you can do to protect yourself.

Michigan HIV Resources

A nationally recognized multi-service center creating positive change through regional impact, innovation and sustainability to promote HIV health and beyond.

STD Fact Sheets

Learn more about the National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Sexual Attraction and Orientation

As people pass from childhood into their teen years and beyond, their bodies develop and change. So do their emotions and feelings.