Cardiovascular disease claims more female lives than breast cancer, accidents and diabetes combined. Researchers have only recently discovered that women's heart attack symptoms are often vague and very different from those classic symptoms that we've all heard about for years.
Ovarian cancer is also not easily diagnosed because its initial symptoms are mild, often attributed to other causes and there is no specific diagnostic test for ovarian cancer. There is an 85-93% survival rate if ovarian cancer is diagnosed at Stage I - contained within the ovary (or ovaries). However, less than 20% of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at this early stage.
Yet there is still no adequate screening test for either. You know yourself better than anyone else. When your body produces warning symptoms, listen to it. And don't just assume that your doctor's explanation is right.
Go Red for Women typifies the myriad of organizations that are dedicated to improving the health of all women - "Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question."
Promote the physical, mental, and spiritual health of today's African American woman and to provide information that will help them live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.
We have a fascination, some even a fixation on celebrities. Stacy Matson, our celebrity health blogger keeps us up to date on the health and medical lives of celebrities that we know on a national and international scale, highlighting familiar faces from television, film, politics and sports.
EmpowHer is a unique online resource dedicated to helping women improve their health and well-being. We provide up-to-date medical information, access to leading medical experts and advocates, and a devoted community of women who ask questions, share stories, and connect with one another in a safe and supportive environment.
Everything's Pink... So Why Isn't There a Cure?
Pink marketing has added millions of dollars to breast cancer research but breast cancer continues to be a major killer of women worldwide. Is pink marketing better for business or finding the cure for breast cancer?
Our mission is to provide reliable, in-depth information on breast cancer and related women's health issues. Within our thousands of pages of physician-edited information, we explain complicated medical terms in everyday language to assist you in making informed decisions.
Is There an Alternative to Mammograms?
Mammography can be an inherently lousy screening test for breast cancer. Women deserve better! Now is an opportune time to replace this outmoded screening tool. The only problem is there is nothing on the horizon, yet.
Mammograms are Lousy, Women Deserve Better
Putting special interest groups aside, don’t we owe it to ourselves to raise our voices and our pink ribbons in support of the development of even better methods and means of screening for breast cancer for the women we love?
Women's health and fitness news and information.
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery available today. Breast Intentions answer questions and provides information to help women make informed, healthy choices about their breasts as they consider augmentation surgery.
Canadian Women's Health Network
The Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN) was created in 1993 as a voluntary national organization to improve the health and lives of girls and women in Canada and the world by collecting, producing, distributing and sharing knowledge, ideas, education, information, resources, strategies and inspirations.
If you're a sick chick in search of like-minded folks, the kind of people who are living well in spite of illness, you're in the right place! ChronicBabe offers hundreds of resources designed to help you keep on being a Babe, even with chronic illness.
Dr. Marilyn Glenville
This site has been specifically designed for helping women (and their partners) to improve their health through every stage of their lives. From PMS and menstrual problems to weight loss.
In order to help clinicians remain current in the diverse health-related issues affecting women at all states of life, this website offers a series of CME programs addressing a wide variety of aspects of women's health.
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
Website associated with the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists provides information about risk factors, referrals, links to related sites, news about women's cancers, and more.
Go Red For Women
Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke.
Healthy Bitch Daily
Healthy Bitch Daily is a loose-lipped daily health and self-interest guide for the girl that doesn't take herself too seriously, but holds her body and Mother Earth on a pedestal or at least she's trying.
The not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) is the leading independent health information source for women. NWHRC develops and distributes up-to-date and objective women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice.
Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
The Jacobs Institute works to continuously improve the health care of women across their lifespan and in all populations. The Jacobs Institute promotes environments where an interdisciplinary audience, including health care professionals, researchers, policymakers, and consumers.
Journal of Women's Health
Journal of Women's Health is the primary source of information to meet the challenges of providing optimum healthcare for women. This authoritative peer-reviewed journal publishes the latest clinical and research papers on the medical health issues that affect women throughout their lifespan.
MORE.com is the online companion to MORE, the magazine that celebrates women 40+.
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
The National Network on Environments and Women's Health is a Centre of Excellence committed to producing knowledge on the social, economic and physical environments that effect women's health in order to facilitate policy change that will improve the lives of all Canadian women.
National Partnership for Women & Families
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.
National Vulvodynia Association
The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) is a nonprofit organization created in 1994 to improve the lives of individuals affected by vulvodynia, a spectrum of chronic vulvar pain disorders.
Web site for women, women's health, obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, pregnancy, hysterectomy, fibroids, and more.
Office of Women's Health
The FDA's Office of Women's Health provides information about medical devices, cosmetics, and drugs, current health news, and information about research on women�s health issues. It provides links to regulatory information, scientific projects, and publications.
Our Bodies Ourselves
It provides both clinical and psychosocial information about women's health issues and offers resources in both English and Spanish. The site has current health news and Web links.
Rushing to the bathroom? Worrying about accidents or that others may notice your frequent bathroom trips? Getting up to go multiple times in the night? It could be overactive bladder (OAB). Most people don't realize that OAB is a real medical condition. It affects 33 million men and women in the United States. That's 1 in 6 adults. It's more common than you might think.
Welcome to Single Minded Women.com, an online web community devoted exclusively to the needs of single women. Providing a place to support and honor their lifestyle choice, our mission is to provide a trusted community where single women can come together to share their views.
Daily news, articles and information on women's health issues.
The Pregnancy Zone
Recovering from vaginal delivery depends on number of aspects. Most of the women will experience fatigue after the vaginal delivery.
The VP Foundation
The VP (Vulvar Pain) Foundation was established in 1992 as a non-profit organization to end the isolation of women suffering from vulvar pain and related disorders (fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel).
Women's Health Archives
We have prepared an archive of women health information. If you would like to see all the women's health tips for a certain specialty you may browse the archive.
Women's Health Issues
Women's Health Issues (WHI) is the official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, and the only journal devoted exclusively to women's health issues at the medical/social interface. It is a journal for health professionals, social scientists, policy makers, and others concerned with the complex and diverse facets of health care delivery to women.
Women's Health Project
The mission of the Women's Health Project is to help women who suffer from trauma and addictions and to better understand the impact of violence and drug and alcohol abuse on women's lives.
News, information, articles and videos on a variety of subject including health, beauty, fitness and more.
WomenHeart is the only national patient-centered organization that provides support, education and advocacy for women living with heart disease. Through our coalition of national organizations and community-based support networks, we offer comprehensive services to women with heart disease and empower all women to take charge of their heart health.
You Can Get Pregnant into Your 40's
Sharing articles I find, discussing options you might consider & suggesting what might help. Each person is different, what works for one might really mess up another. So what you do with this info is entirely up to you! A Zen thought: A true expert is not the one with the most knowledge, but one who causes the most others to have knowledge. Questions, subject ideas to research & suggestions welcome!