The ACSM promotes research, education, and applications of sports medicine
and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness,
health, and quality of life. Information on conferences, research grants,
memberships, ACSM certifications, and other topics is presented.
The American Heart Association is a non profit agency devoted to research
and education on coronary heart disease (CHD) and other cardiovascular diseases.
This site provides an interactive assessment of CHD risk based on some of
the established modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors.
Good Health is a source for online information about fitness and wellness,
disease prevention and medical care. There is an interactive cardiac quiz,
and a recipe library to help with healthy meal preparation.
This site contains information on a number of stroke related topics,
including prevention programs, survivor and caregiver resources, and an
interactive "test your stroke IQ" quiz. This is a searchable site with a
stroke information library.
This site is an online exploration of the heart. It contains resource
materials, enrichment activities and a glossary. Some of the interactive
quizzes include cholesterol and heart disease IQ test, healthy heart IQ
test, physical activity and heart disease IQ test, and bioscience activities.
HeartInfo is an educational site providing information to heart patients
and others interested in learning about lowering risk factors for heart
disease. This is a searchable site with the latest heart research news,
a Q and A library, products and services, a nutrition guide, and a glossary.
This site is based on information derived from a NOVA television program
on PBS. It includes information about treatments, and prevention of heart
disease. There is a very informative link to an animated graphical representation
of blood flow through the heart.