Women's Health Resources

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It’s said that knowledge is power. We think that's particularly true when it comes to health. Learning more about prevention and the latest treatments for the conditions unique to women is the first step to taking charge of your own health. There's a wealth of information available. After you've explored the Office of Women in Medicine and Science (OWIMS) site, visit some of our favorite web sites and programs listed below.

General Health

About-Face - www.about-face.org
American Medical Women’s Association - www.amwa-doc.org/
American Public Health Association - www.apha.org/
BestHealth - www.besthealth.com/
CDC Health Topics A to Z - www.cdc.gov/az/a.html
CDC National Prevention Information Network - www.cdcnpin.org
Department of Health and Human Services - www.hhs.gov
Drug Dangers -Mirena IUD Birth DeviceNuvaRing Birth ControlTransvaginal Mesh; Yaz side effects; YAZ blood clots
Healthfinder® - www.healthfinder.gov
JAMA - jama.ama-assn.org
Mayo Clinic - www.mayoclinic.com/
Medscape Women’s Health News - WomensHealth.medscape.com
National Women’s Health Information Center - www.healthywomen.org/
National Women’s Health Network - nwhn.org/about
NERI - www.neriscience.com/tabid/36/default.aspx
Wake Forest Baptist Health Health Encyclopedia - www.wakehealth.edu/Health-Encyclopedia.htm
WebMD -  www.webmd.com/
Women's Health Answers - womenshealth.answers.com/

Health Topics

Aging

National Institute on Aging - www.nia.nih.gov/
Nursing Home Abuse Guide -  www.nursinghomeabuseguide.com. Each year, 1/10 seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are abused or neglected.  Nearly 65% of those abused are women.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association - www.alz.org/

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Arthritis Foundation - www.arthritis.org/
Ntnl Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Disease – www.niams.nih.gov/

Back & Neck Pain

SpineUniverse - www.spineuniverse.com/

Cancer

American Cancer Society - www.cancer.org/
AVON – Women – The Crusade - www.avoncrusade.com/
National Cancer Institute - www.nci.nih.gov/
OncoLink: University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center - www.oncolink.upenn.edu
Mesothelioma Center - www.asbestos.com/
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance at www.mesothelioma.com/mesothelioma/
    Blog by Heather Von St. James, an advocate who has survived for 7 years (a huge feat).
    www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/heather/
Pleural mesothelioma - www.pleuralmesothelioma.com/

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association - diabetes.org/
National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases - www.niddk.nih.gov/
North Carolina Diabetes Prevention and Control Unit - www.ncdiabetes.org/

Eating Disorders

Unhealthy Weight Loss: A Guide to Eating Disorders: www.howtoloseweightfast.com/unhealthy-weight-loss-a-guide-to-eating-disorders/ 

Exercise

Exercise Addiction - www.treadmillreviews.net/treadmill-addiction-a-guide-to-healthy-fitness/

Family Planning

Planned Parenthood Federation of America - www.plannedparenthood.org/

Heart Disease

American Heart Association National Center - www.americanheart.org/
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service - www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/

Infant Health

Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition - www.helpourbabies.org/default.aspx

Insurance Concerns

KFF: Talking With Your Parents About Medicare and Health Coverage - www.kff.org/

Kidney Disease

National Kidney Foundation – Making Lives Better - www.kidney.org/

Menopause

North American Menopause Society - www.menopause.org/

Mental Health

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - www.nami.org/
National Mental Health Association – www.nmha.org/

Nutrition

Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-Loss Program - win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/choosing.htm
The Hidden Cost of Soda - http://www.insurancequotes.org/hidden-cost-soda  

Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Foundation - www.nof.org/
NIH ORBD-NRC-Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - www.osteo.org/
Osteoporosis and Spine Fracture Information Hub www.spine-health.com/osteoporosis/index.html

Smoking Cessation

American Lung Association - www.lungusa.org/

Stress

American Institute of Stress - www.stress.org/

Substance Abuse

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention - www.samhsa.gov/prevention/
National Institute on Drug Abuse - www.nida.nih.gov/

Violence

Domestic Violence Hotline - www.ndvh.org/

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.