General Health Sites:

The National Women's Health Information Center
http://www.4woman.org/
NWHIC is a health information resource and Federal publication referral service from the Department of Health and Human Services. The site provides a gateway to women's health information from other government agencies, public and private organizations, and consumer and health care professional groups.

Aging

Women's Issues
http://www.aarp.org/programs/women/home.html
The American Association of Retired Persons guide to issues facing midlife and older women.

Menopause
http://www.ama-assn.org/insight/h_focus/wom_hlth/menopaus/menopaus.htm
Information from the American Medical Association's Health Insight.

Advance Directives
http://www.ama-assn.org/insight/spec_con/patient/pat092.htm
Information from the American Medical Association's Health Insight.

ElderPage: Information for Older Persons and Families
http://www.aoa.gov/


Alzheimer's Disease
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/patients/Disorder/ALZHEIMR/alzheimers.htm
Information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Birth Control

Counseling to Prevent Pregnancy
http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/texts/gcps/gcps0073.html
Guidelines for physicians from the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition, prepared by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Emergency Contraception Web Site
http://ec.princeton.edu/
Information from Princeton University's Office of Population Research on emergency contraception options, including a directory of providers.

Your Contraceptive Choices
http://www.ama-assn.org/insight/h_focus/wom_hlth/contracp/contracp.htm
Information from the American Medical Association's Health Insight.


Information from Planned Parenthood
http://www.plannedparenthood.org

Pregnancy Today
http://pregnancytoday.com/
This self-described "journal for moms-to-be" offers expert Q&A, a birth planner and forums on the day-to-day experience of pregnancy

Bone Health

The National Osteoporosis Foundation
http://www.nof.org/
Information on bone health, prevention, risk factors and current research on osteoporosis.

Breast Cancer

Screening for Breast Cancer
http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/texts/gcps/gcps0017.html
Guidelines for physicians from the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, Second Edition, prepared by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Breast Cancer: How Your Mind Can Help Your Body
http://helping.apa.org/therapy/breast.html
Information on breast cancer and psychological well-being, from the American Psychological Association.

Breast Feeding

La Leche League International
http://www.lalecheleague.org/
Comprehensive information on breast feeding from one of the leading organizations that advocates for breast feeding.

ProMoM
http://www.promom.org/
Promotion of Mother's Milk Inc offers information on breast feeding, ranging from how-to guides to breast feeding humor.

Diet and Exercise

Information for Women on Food Safety, Nutrition and Cosmetics
http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/wh-toc.html
A directory of resources from the Food and Drug Administration, including links to non-government sources on topics such as osteoporosis, heart disease and nutrition.


Body Image and Women's Health
http://www.4woman.gov/bodyimage/index.htm
Information about nutrition, exercise and eating disorders from the National Women's Health Information Center

Health Insight: Fitness Basics
http://www.ama-assn.org/insight/gen_hlth/fitness/fitness.htm
Information from the American Medical Association's Health Insight.

AMWA's Guide to Heart Healthy Eating
http://www.amwa-doc.org/publications/health_eating.htm
Guidelines from the American Medical Women's Association.

Eating Disorders

Information about Anorexia and Bulimia
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Healthy Babies

March of Dimes Health Information Library
http://www.modimes.org/HealthLibrary2/portal.htm
Information on preventing birth defects, prenatal screening and having a healthy pregnancy, from the March of Dimes.

Pregnancy and Parenting
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/PARENTS/index.html
Information from Planned Parenthood on fertility and prenatal care.

www.Vaginismus.com
Resources and information for helping women overcome painful sex and penetration problems

Information about Midwives
http://www.midwife.org/

Pregancy Reproducation and Health Education
http://www.childbirth.org

Reproductive Health/Infertility Specialist
Dr. Kevin Winslow
http://www.fertilityjacksonville.com/fertility-doctors/doctors/kevin-winslow-md/

Post Partum Depression
http://postpartum.net/

Post Partum Dads
http://www.postpartumdads.org/

HIV

Pregnancy and HIV: What Women and Doctors Need to Know
http://www.cms.gov/
Information about reducing the risk of transmission, from the Health Care Financing Administration.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

A Practical Guide to Hormone Replacement Therapy
http://www.ama-assn.org/insight/h_focus/wom_hlth/menopaus/hrt.htm
Information from the American Medical Association's Health Insight service.

Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence
http://www.ama-assn.org/insight/spec_con/patient/pat032.htm
Information from the Journal of the American Medical Association Patient Page.
Incontinence... You Are Not Alone


http://www.drylife.org/
Information on incontinence from the American Urological Association.

Urinary Incontinence in Women
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/urolog/pubs/uiwomen/uiwomen.htm
Information from the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Menopause

http://www.ama-assn.org/insight/h_focus/wom_hlth/menopaus/menopaus.htm
Information from the American Medical Association's Health Insight.

Q&A: Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk
http://www.amwa-doc.org/healthtopics/hrt_breastcancer_qa.htm
Information from the American Medical Women's Association

Facts About Hormone Replacement Therapy and Heart Disease: The PEPI Trial
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/hrt_pepi.htm
Information on HRT from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Mental Health

Are Women More Vulnerable to Alcohol's Effects?
http://silk.nih.gov/silk/niaaa1/publication/aa46.htm
A 1999 Alcohol Alert from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Drinking and Your Pregnancy
http://silk.nih.gov/silk/niaaa1/publication/brochure.htm
A fact sheet from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

What You Should Know About Women and Depression
http://www.apa.org/pubinfo/depress.html
Facts from the American Psychological Association on women and depression.

Health Women / Healthy Lifestyles
http://www.health.org/pubs/healwom/index.htm
Information about alcohol and other drugs from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.

Women and Depression
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/depwomen.cfm
Information on awareness, recognition and treatment from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Mental Health Resource
http://www.helpguide.org

Pregnancy

Baby Names
http://www.babynamer.com/

Teen Health

www.girlshealth.gov
This site is to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living.

teenwire.com
http://www.teenwire.com/
Information for teens about sexuality, birth control, STD's and pregnancy, from Planned Parenthood.

Teen Sexual Health
 
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/
 
 
A Parent's Guide to Talking to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol
 
 
Child-Only Health Plans in the US
 
Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety with Yoga http://www.vapeworld.com/guide-to-yoga-for-anxiety-treatment
 


Women's Health

http://www.aafp.org/patientinfo/health4.html
Information on frequently asked questions from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

National Women’s Health Resource Center
www.healthywomen.org

Women's Health Initiative
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/whi/index.html
The WHI is a 15 year research program that focuses on the major causes of death, disability and frailty in postmenopausal women. The site includes a description of the WHI, an update on the recruitment status, project goals, and a list of participating institutions.

clearinghouse of information on aging from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, including pamphlets, a directory of resources and an eldercare locator.


 



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