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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

American Medical Women’s Association
American Public Health Association 
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
Guide to Caregiver Wellness
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 
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



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
    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
Cerebral Palsy and Diabetes

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
Cerebral Palsy and Infertility Drugs 
Fertility in Women with Mesothelioma

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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