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."
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 reaches a new generation of women who don't like the way most women's magazines make them feel.
Women's Health is for the woman who wants to reach a healthy, attractive weight but doesn't equate that with having thighs the size of toothpicks.
Women's Health Australia
The aim of the project is to collect scientifically valid information that is relevant to the development of health policy, so that Commonwealth and State Government Departments of Health can base policy and practice in women's health on current data and accurate information.
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.
The Office on Women's Health provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs.
Womenshealthmatters.ca is Canada's most trusted source of information, news and research findings on women's health.
A Woman's Health
Welcome to A Woman’s Health, a comprehensive health and wellness
resource for women. Whether you are interested in learning more about
common health conditions, exploring nutrition and exercise topics, or
educating yourself about issues related to cancer treatment or other
specific health concerns, you’ll find what you’re looking for at A
AutoimmuneMom.com was born out of a frustration with a lack of online information about autoimmune conditions beyond the surface-level articles and blog posts, even on the top health websites. Believing there must be a way to develop content that dug into current research and examined deeper questions, the planning for the site began. And because moms are amazing resources for all things related to their kids, why not also create a way for them to help each other find new ideas for managing their autoimmune issues? After all, women are the majority of people affected by autoimmune, and many of us are moms.
Women's health and fitness news and information.
Black Women's Health Imperative
The Black Women's Health Imperative (Imperative) is the only organization devoted solely to advancing the health and wellness of America's 19.5 million Black women and girls through advocacy, community health and wellness education and leadership development. Founded as the National Black Women's Health Project in 1983 by health activist and McArthur genius Byllye Y. Avery, the Imperative promotes optimal health for African American women across their lifespan - physically, mentally and spiritually.
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.
This web site isn't about women's liberation. It's about liberating women. We're not anti-bra. We're pro-breast. We believe healthy breasts can support themselves, free of wires and hardware. We believe there are no known health benefits from wearing bras - but there are disturbing parallels between wearing bras and the incidence of fibrocystic disease and breast cancer.
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.
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.
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.
EngenderHealth is an international nonprofit organization that has been working for 60 years to make reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable for women and men worldwide.
Welcome to Epigee! This site exists as an educational resource for women, especially those wanting to know more about pregnancy symptoms, STDs, and birth control methods, or those who have questions about their menstruation or who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Feminist Majority Foundation
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.
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.
HeartHealthyWomen.org is a joint project of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the Office on Women's Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, and WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.
The HERS Foundation is an independent non-profit international women's health education organization. It provides full, accurate information about hysterectomy, its adverse effects and alternative treatments.
Hormone Health Network
The Hormone Health Network helps you and your health care provider have more informed discussions about hormones and health. Our free, online resources come from the most advanced clinical and scientific expertise in endocrinology.
Institute for Women's Health
The Institute for Women's Health is enhancing the health and well-being of women across the lifespan through research, education, and advocacy.
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.
Jewish Women's Health
This future portion of the Jewish Women's Health web site will be an out growth of the Nishmat Women's Health and Halacha Website, www.yoatzot.org, a website for the general public whose goal is to provide halachic and medical information about taharat hamishpachah (halachah pertaining to the physical relationship between husband and wife) and women's health.
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.
Save time with brief clinician-authored perspectives on the latest research, guidelines, and issues critical to the treatment of the female patient.
Moms In Motion
Moms In Motion believes that FITNESS is one of the most powerful ways to change lives, and when MOMS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES FIRST, they are at their best in all their roles. When we set and achieve a challenging fitness goal, we become empowered in all areas of our lives. Ready, Set, Challenge!
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.
North American Women's Health Online
North American Women’s Health Online (NAWHO) is dedicated to giving women accurate and detailed information about issues concerning women’s health. As educators, we take the time to draft informative and helpful articles in order to help promote better health in the lives of women everywhere.
Web site for women, women's health, obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, pregnancy, hysterectomy, fibroids, and more.
Office of Research on Women’s Health
The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) is part of the Office of the Director of NIH. ORWH works in partnership with the 27 NIH Institutes and Centers to ensure that women’s health research is part of the scientific framework at the NIH—and throughout the scientific community.
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.
There are many health issues that only affect women. This section focuses on women's health issues.
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).
A Complete Online Guide to Achieve Healthy Weight Loss and Optimum Fitness.
Women to Women
We pioneered the combination of alternative and conventional medicine in women's health, bringing science and discipline to natural and preventative methods. Our practice reflects the reality of how our bodies work: everything - the physical, the mental, and the spiritual - is connected.
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 News
The purpose of Women’s Health News is to provide information and commentary on current women’s health topics, including policy, legislation, news, and events, as well as to point readers to additional useful resources online. The overall mission for this site is to help women (and other humans) become better informed about all aspects of women’s health.
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.
Women's Heart Foundation
The Women's Heart Foundation is a 501c3 dedicated to prevention, survival and quality of life. WHF accomplishes its mission through education, advocacy and instituting prevention projects. WHF conducts outcomes research and provides free continuing medical education as part of The Gender Care Initiative® to promote excellence of care of women.
News, information, articles and videos on a variety of subject including health, beauty, fitness and more.
Womens Health Issues
Source for women's health issues such as breast cancer, depression, diabetes, heart disease, menopause, prenatal health, and osteoporosis.
Timely and trustworthy health information especially for women. Learn about hormones, birth control, pregnancy, menopause, breast exams and much more.
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!