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Women's Health Resources


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 -
American Medical Women’s Association -
American Public Health Association -
BestHealth -
CDC Health Topics A to Z -
CDC National Prevention Information Network -
Department of Health and Human Services -
Drug Watch on Women's Health -
Common Drugs that Impact Women's Health -
Guide to Finding and Applying for Scholarships for Women -
Healthfinder® -
Mayo Clinic -
Medscape Women’s Health News -
National Women’s Health Information Center -
National Women’s Health Network -
Planning Your Doctor Visit -
Recall Report on Women's Health -
Recall Report on Pregnancy Health -
Sitting disease prevention guide -
Wake Forest Baptist Health Health Encyclopedia -
WebMD -
Women's Guide to Financial Independence:

Health Topics


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

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association -
Caregiving Support & Help -

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Arthritis Foundation -
Ntnl Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Disease –

Back & Neck Pain

SpineUniverse -


American Cancer Society -
AVON – Women – The Crusade -
Breast Cancer and Mesothelioma -
Consumer Safety: Talcum powder and cancer
National Cancer Institute -
OncoLink: University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center -
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance at
    Blog by Heather Von St. James, an advocate who has survived for 7 years (a huge feat).
Pleural mesothelioma -


American Diabetes Association -
National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases -
Diabetes North Carolina -

Eating Disorders

Staying Healthy: All About Eating Disorders
Unhealthy Weight Loss: A Guide to Eating Disorders: 


Exercise Addiction -

Family Planning

Planned Parenthood Federation of America -
Consumer Safety: Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD); Ethicon Abbrevo Transvaginal Mesh
Drug Dangers -Mirena IUD Birth DeviceNuvaRing Birth ControlTransvaginal MeshYaz side effectsYAZ blood clots
RxDangers: Zofran (to minimize nausea) and birth defects -
RxDangers: Essure birth control -

Heart Disease

American Heart Association National Center -
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -


HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service -

Infant Health

Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition -

Insurance Concerns

KFF: Talking With Your Parents About Medicare and Health Coverage -

Kidney Disease

National Kidney Foundation – Making Lives Better -


North American Menopause Society -

Mental Health

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill -
National Mental Health Association –
Nursing Student Mental Health Guide -
Promoting Student Mental Health -


Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-Loss Program -
The Hidden Cost of Soda -  
Consumer Affairs: Compare Reviews of Weight Loss Programs:


National Osteoporosis Foundation -
NIH ORBD-NRC-Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases -
Osteoporosis and Spine Fracture Information Hub

Smoking Cessation

American Lung Association -


American Institute of Stress -

Substance Abuse

Addiction Center -
Addiction Resource -
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention -
Drug Addiction Connections -
National Institute on Drug Abuse -   
Drug and Alcohol Addition Help for Women -   
Women only Drug Rehabilitation Centers - 
A Parent's Guide: Preventing College Alcohol and Drug Abuse -  
Alcohol Relapse -


Domestic Violence Hotline -
Financial Help for Women in Abusive Relationships

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