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Web MD symptom checker

Need information to help you decide what to do about your symptoms? Get help from Web MD symptom checker.
http://symptoms.webmd.com/default.htm



American Heart Association Philadelphia

Learn more about your local American Heart Association team and the services they provide.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/



Susan G. Komen

Need a resource to help you understand the facts, treatments, or diagnosis for breast cancer?
http://ww5.komen.org/



American Cancer Society

Learn the facts about the various types of cancer and find resources for help and support in your area.
http://www.cancer.org/



American College of Sports Medicine

A recent article from the American College of Sports Medicine reports:
"Regular physical activity is good therapy for both depression and anxiety, and it will also help improve your mood and self-esteem. Exercise will also help you reduce your stress, sleep better, and feel more energized."





Drexel Medicine

Drexel Medicine delivers exceptional, patient-focused health care to the Philadelphia region through our network of more than 250 teaching doctors from Drexel University College of Medicine. Our doctors stay abreast of the latest advances in their fields because they teach the next generation of physicians. Learn more at http://www.drexelmedicine.org

The impact of exercise on positive mental health is well established. Over 1,000 articles in medical literature show a relationship between exercise and not being depressed. Exercise can not only improve depressive symptoms, but also increase circulation to the brain, enhance endorphin production and normalize sleep patterns. An inability to get a good, full night’s sleep can impact daytime efficiency, consolidation of memory, fine motor skills and creativity.
http://www.acsm.org/