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Dear New Readers,

Welcome to Go Ask Alice!, Columbia University’s health Q&A Internet resource! So glad you've found the site! Hope you’ll browse the archives in search of the answers to your health questions.

To help you navigate the site, it is recommended that you start at the About Us page to learn more about how the site works.  It’s also a good idea to check out the six category pages — Alcohol & Other Drugs; Emotional Health; Fitness & Nutrition; General HealthRelationships; and Sexual & Reproductive Health — to get a feel for the types of questions answered. And, familiarizing yourself with definitions of common Go Ask Alice! terminology (listed below) will be a helpful guide on your adventure.

Go Ask Alice! is here for you, so that you can be connected, inquisitive, informed, and healthy.


Go Ask Alice! Glossary

Bi-weekly Poll Q
A survey that lets readers tell Alice what they think about current health topics.

Get Alice! in Your Box
Free weekly e-mail subscription service detailing when the newly posted Go Ask Alice! Q&As of the week, the Theme of the Week, and bi-weekly Poll Question are updated online on Fridays, plus Go Ask Alice! news and events.

New Q&As of the Week
A variety of five new and updated Q&As that are published every Friday on the site.

Reader Responses
Readers’ responses to Q&As that allows all readers a way to comment on and offer additional information about the Q&As on the site and in that way, offers an "interactive" aspect to the site.  Reader responses appear below each Q&A along with a box to submit your thoughts.

Theme of the Week
Weekly feature highlighting a select number of Q&As that revolve around the same subject.

Q&As that are revised in accordance with the latest research findings and reflect changes in other relevant information, such as resources.  We maintain an ongoing update process to ensure that the health information is always up to date.