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Eat Healthy While Breastfeeding: Quick Tips

Get tips on making healthy food choices to help you and your baby get the nutrients you need.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

For Women

Find information, tips and tools to help women stay healthy.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year

Well-woman visits include a full checkup, separate from any other visit for sickness or injury.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

FAQs about WISEWOMAN – Well–Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation

WISEWOMAN is a program designed to help low-income, under- or uninsured 40- to 64-year-old women reduce their risk for heart disease and improve their overall health. This page answers questions about WISEWOMAN, including program locations, benefit services, cost, and more.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Physician Directory

Search this directory to find an obstetrician-gynecologist in your area.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Bacterial Vaginosis Fact Sheet

Learn how to prevent bacterial vaginosis (BV) which can lead to other health problems.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Bright Futures: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Wellness- (PDF)

The aim of the Bright Futures project is to help women achieve better physical, mental, social, and spiritual health by encouraging healthy practices. This guide will help you to appreciate yourself, achieve balance and purpose in your life, and to enjoy positive relationships with others.

Review Date: December 15, 2014

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

Bright Futures: A Young Woman's Guide to Emotional Wellness- (PDF)

This guide offers young women tips on building self-esteem, coping with stress and difficult situations, setting goals, finding meaningful activities, and maintaining positive and safe relationships with others.

Review Date: December 15, 2014

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

Cancer Facts for Women- (PDF)

This pamphlet gives an overview of the cancers that most frequently affect women, and also details who is at risk for developing the cancers, as well as the guidelines for early detection.

Review Date: March 01, 2011

American Cancer Society

Center for Women Veterans - FAQs- (PDF)

Find out what services are available to women veterans, how to access benefits and services, mental health support, and more.

Review Date: May 09, 2012

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Chronic Pelvic Pain: Patient Education Brochure

This page provides information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic pelvic pain (CPP), including a list of things you can do to help your doctor diagnose and treat you.

Review Date: May 22, 2014

International Pelvic Pain Society

Effects of Diabetes on a Female

Learn how diabetes can affect different parts of women’s body and what can be done to prevent most of these problems.

Review Date: February 09, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find a Gynecologic Oncologist

If you have been diagnosed with a gynecological cancer, such as cervical, endometrial, uterine or ovarian cancer, use this search tool to locate a gynecologic oncologist in your area.

Review Date: October 28, 2014

Foundation for Women's Cancer

Health Information: The Women's Health Voice

This page links to fact sheets on a variety of women's health topics, including menopause, contraception, hysterectomy, osteoporosis, natural hormones for menopause, and silicone gel breast implants.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Women's Health Network

Health Promoting Behaviors Checklist for Women with Disabilities--Physical Activity

Use this checklist to assess how much time in an average week you spend doing physical activities. Additionally, the checklist can help you determine what it would take to raise your level of self-confidence for physical activity.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities

Heart Disease in Native American Women

This brief fact sheet describes how heart disease affects minority women. Additional resources on heart health are provided at the site.

Review Date: March 01, 2011

Office on Women's Health

HIV/AIDS and Women

About 25 percent of people living with HIV infection in the United States are women. It can be hard for women to prevent HIV or to take care of themselves if they have it. Learn more about the special risk factors for women.

Review Date: January 25, 2012

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hypothyroidism

Uncontrolled hypothyroidism raises the chance of miscarriage, preterm delivery, and preeclampsia. Learn about this disease.

Review Date: December 05, 2012

National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Just the Facts: Differences Between Women and Men in Specific Diseases and Conditions

Differences between the sexes exist and whether a person is male or female matters in the prevalence and severity of a broad range of diseases, disorders, and conditions.

Review Date: March 01, 2011

Society for Women's Health Research

Minority Women's Health: African-Americans

African-American women can take charge of their personal health and seek the health care they need. Knowing your risks gives you power.

Review Date: June 26, 2012

Office on Women's Health

My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Tools for Adult Women- (PDF)

This guide for adult women offers tips and tools for including healthy eating and physical activity in your daily life. Find out how your health care provider can help you set and achieve goals that are right for you.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

My Bright Future: Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Tools for Young Women- (PDF)

This guide for young women offers tips and tools for including healthy eating and physical activity in your daily life. Find out how your health care provider can help you set and achieve goals that are right for you.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

Osteoporosis and Asian American Women

This fact sheet offers information on osteoporosis and special issues for Asian American women regarding bone health. Risk factors, prevention, and treatments for osteoporosis is discussed.

Review Date: February 03, 2011

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center

Self-Help Tips for Vulvar Skin Care

While you are seeking effective treatment for vulvar pain, find coping measures to relieve symptoms and prevent further irritation.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

National Vulvodynia Association

Subtle and Dangerous: Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women- (PDF)

Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, for women as well as men. Find out about heart disease risks for women, subtle signs of heart attack, and more.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

NIH National Institute of Nursing Research - NINR

Symptoms of Serious Health Conditions for Women- (PDF)

It can be difficult and confusing to tell the difference between routine aches and pains, and symptoms that could indicate more serious health problems. This easy to understand list can help you make a fast decision when medical attention is urgent.

Review Date: July 25, 2011

Office on Women's Health

Taking Aspirin to Prevent Strokes

Should you take aspirin? It’s always a good idea to talk with your provider before taking aspirin to prevent a stroke or heart attack.

Review Date: March 18, 2013

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Tampons and Asbestos, Dioxin, & Toxic Shock Syndrome

The FDA regulates the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, including tampons. Recently it has come to the agency's attention that allegations about tampons are being spread over the Internet. The available scientific evidence does not support these rumors.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Examining your breasts is an important way to find breast cancer early, when it's most likely to be cured.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

breastcancer.org

Treatment Approaches for Women (Webcast)

This webcast examines how gender-specific substance abuse treatment can help women succeed on the road to recovery. It explores women's health concerns, pathways to alcohol and drug addiction, and barriers to recovery, such as co-occurring disorders and domestic violence.

Review Date: February 15, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Understanding Breast Changes: A Health Guide for Women

This document provides information about common breast changes that occur at various life stages and follow-up tests such as mammograms and biopsies. It helps women understand their screening results and emphasizes that not all breast changes are cancerous.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

NIH National Cancer Institute

Urology A to Z

Search alphabetically or by common conditions-and get the facts you need on over 140 topics related to urological health. Find information on male and female cancers, infertility, bladder problems, yeast infections, and more.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

Urology Care Foundation

Vaginal Yeast Infections Fact Sheet

Learn how to prevent vaginal yeast infections.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Why See a Gynecologist?

If you are a young woman, find out when and why you need to start seeing a gynecologist.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Women and Depression: Discovering Hope

This booklet describes the symptoms, treatment and factors contributing to depression that are unique to women.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Women and Stroke: Unique Symptoms in Women

This page teaches you how to recognize stroke symptoms and what to do if you think someone may be having a stroke.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

National Stroke Association

Women and the Affordable Care Act

Women have unique health care needs, and often make health care decisions for their families. The Affordable Care Act offers important benefits for women and their families. Learn more about it.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Women: Stay Healthy at 50+- (PDF)

This brief pamphlet provides information on which screening tests you need and when to get them, which medicines may prevent diseases, and daily steps you can take for good health.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse

Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age- (PDF)

Find recommendations for women that can help you stay healthy. Learn about which screening tests to get, whether you need medicines to prevent diseases, and steps you can take for good health.

Review Date: May 07, 2014

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Women's Eye Health

Hormonal changes and environmental factors, such as the use of makeup, can make contact lenses ineffective or even uncomfortable to wear. Learn how to take care of your eyes to maintain your eye health.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Sight and Hearing Association

Women's Health: Preventing the Top 7 Threats

Discover which diseases and conditions pose the greatest health risks to women. Find out how to minimize your risk. This page lists the leading causes of death for women in the United States in order of prevalence.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Women's Heart Disease Risk Quiz

Many women are unaware that heart disease kills 6 times as many women as breast cancer. Are you at risk for heart disease? The answers to the quiz help in determining if a consultation and complete risk assessment with a health care practitioner are needed.

Review Date: April 06, 2011

Women's Heart Foundation

Women's Mental Health

We all feel worried, anxious or sad from time to time. But, a true mental health disorder makes it hard for a woman to function normally.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Office on Women's Health

Women's Preventive Services: Required Health Plan Coverage Guidelines

Some preventive services, such as well-woman visits, contraceptive counseling and breastfeeding support, will be covered without cost sharing (copayments or deductible) in the first plan year (2012-2013).

Review Date: July 12, 2012

Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Your First Gynecologic Visit- (PDF)

If you have never had a gynecologic exam before, you may have questions about what will happen at your first visit. This pamphlet will explain what to expect during a pelvic exam, Pap Test, and more.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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