Women have specific health needs and concerns. A case in point...although survival rates for breast and cervical cancer have improved, heart attack and ovarian cancer continue to be aggressive killers of women.
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.“
Source: Excerpts from Women, Listen to your body... It might save you! Cutting Edge, HWN, June 1, 2012.
America’s largest and most competitive companies are starting to look at imperatives to grow their female workforce and female leadership through the lens of women’s health.
Current events are just the latest insult in a long history of male-centric medicine, often driven not by politicians but by scientists and physicians.
Black women are often dismissed or ignored by medical care providers. Williams wasn’t an exception.
It’s no secret that pregnancy discrimination is a very real problem, but it extends beyond women who are actively pregnant; the mere potential of pregnancy both makes employers less likely to hire women at all and drives down wages for women generally.
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?
The administration’s mission to roll back women’s health care and family planning services, explained.
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.
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?
But even with the increasing attention paid to heart disease in women over the past couple decades, it could still take some time to erase centuries of bias—not only within the medical community, but among women themselves.
More than 100 million American adults live with chronic pain—most of them women. What will it take to bring them relief?
Heart attack and ovarian cancer no longer need to be such aggressive killers of women. You know yourself better than anyone else. When your body produces warning symptoms, listen to it!
Today I’d tell my 16-year-old self to ignore the health advice in their pages — and keep these eight lessons in mind.
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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.
Why do women have more problems like Sjögren's syndrome and lupus?
Women's health and fitness news and information.
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.
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.
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.
The mission of Baylor College of Medicine's CROWD is to promote, develop, and disseminate information to improve the health and expand the life choices of women with disabilities.
The mission of our website is to help teen girls, their parents, educators, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. We want to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care.
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.
Clue makes it easy to track your cycle and find your unique patterns. Confident, scientific - and not pink.
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.
Your ultimate source for better sex and intimacy at any age.
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.
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.
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.
Ever get PMS (weight gain, acne, headaches, and mood swings), or low sex drive, or other hormonal symptoms, and hate every moment of it but accept it as a normal part of being a woman? Struggling with infertility and so are many – if not all – of your friends? Does it feel like every woman you know is having to medicalize her conception – through IVF, fertility drugs, etc.? Does this feel normal to you? Well I’ve got good and bad news for you: It’s not normal. That’s good news because it means you don’t have to put up with those symptoms. You can actually get rid of them forever, and experience a new normal – feeling good all month long, at every stage of life.
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.
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.
At Girls Gone Strong, we want you to feel confident knowing that what you’re doing to look good, feel good, and feel healthy and strong is not only based on tested, reliable, and safe information from trustworthy sources, but also that it is effective and efficient.
The authors of the Official Lamaze Guide muse about birth, babies, and a whole lot more.
We connect moms in the U.S. with their peers around the world by sharing our partners’ stories and information with our community in an accessible, inspirational, and most importantly, actionable way. Our community supports the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child Initiative to help women and children around the world lead healthy lives.
The global library of women's medicine.
Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke.
The Half the Sky Movement is cutting across platforms to ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide, the defining issue of our time.
Designed to inspire, heal, and awaken, Healing Lifestyles & Spas provides the information we need to balance our lives.
Information on nutrition, exercise, fitness and health issues.
Health made entertaining We won’t wrist-slap or lecture you into eating your five a day. We think being healthy should be fun and never feel like a chore or anything to feel guilty about.
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.
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.
When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.
Women to women hysterectomy support.
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.
Helping women cope with chronic pain.
The Institute for Women's Health is enhancing the health and well-being of women across the lifespan through research, education, and advocacy.
Welcome to ISSM online. The ISSM is the world largest sexual medicine society.
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
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.
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 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.
Welcome to my digital Queendom. I’m Kris Carr, New York Times and #1 Amazon best-selling author, wellness activist and cancer thriver. And I am passionate about… YOU. This is my soul space where I share my experiences and reflections through blogs and videos about plant-passionate living, health, happiness, spirituality, compassion and all things Crazy Sexy. Whether you’re a patient or someone who’s interested in better well—being—mind, body and spirit—all are welcome to the sacred party.
We are committed to offering women the ongoing inspiration and support to help them achieve their goals. If we talk openly about the challenges women face and work together, we can change the trajectory of women and create a better world for everyone.
Lifescript is the #1 website dedicated to women’s health. Our mission is to create a place where women find and share healthy living information — their way. The site inspires women to be proactive about their health (and lives) and helps them build a support network of experts and other users.
Lifetime Networks is a diverse, multimedia company committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating for a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television is the leader in women''s television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks.
Meet Maven’s exclusive network of doctors, nurse practitioners, therapists, nutritionists, and more via video appointment or private message. Get instant answers, prescriptions, and peace of mind.
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+.
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.
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 (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.
Women's health care, from the perspecitve of someone on the inside. Early retirement from a medical career.
Web site for women, women's health, obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, pregnancy, hysterectomy, fibroids, and more.
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.
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 (also known as the Boston Women's Health Book Collective) has been a go-to source for women's health information and issue advocacy for almost 40 years.
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.
Two days of reviving, refreshing, and reinventing.
Principal Health News provides information and education pertinent to women's health issues.
Learning to manage our fertility without hormones, choosing body-safe products, and ditching ideas about what sex “should” look like in favour of what we actually enjoy… those are just a few of the changes we’ve made that have radically improved our health and happiness. Which is why we want to share them with you.
Refinery29, the fastest growing independent fashion and style website in the United States, is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to help women live a more stylish and creative life. It connects over 25 million monthly visitors and over 175 million users across all platforms with 24/7 programming covering everything from shopping and beauty to wellness and celebrities, giving readers all the tips, tricks, and tools they need to live a more beautiful life — and share it with the world.
With a mission of women inspiring women. SheKnows Media is revolutionizing the publishing industry by forging a new kind of model that seamlessly integrates users, editors and content creators onto a single platform designed to empower all women to discover, share and create.
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.
Recovering from vaginal delivery depends on number of aspects. Most of the women will experience fatigue after the vaginal delivery.
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).
Today's Diet & Nutrition magazine aims to be the pacesetter for active, health-conscious individuals looking for expert guidance on the foundations of a healthy lifestyle - food, fitness, knowledge, and equilibrium.
The Women's Health Program at the University of Michigan Health System connects women to the very best resources in health care, research and education.
The argument boils down (sorry) to the way people perceive temperature. The current view is that the body has two types of temperature-sensitive neurons, one for hot and one for cold.
The health decisions that matter most are those made in the home. That's why Wildflower engages Mom, who makes the majority of health decisions for her family, using what's already in her hands....her smartphone. Our programs start with Due Date Plus, which engages Mom when she's pregnant, and continue with Grow, a family health application that supports Mom as she makes ongoing decisions for her family's health.
A Complete Online Guide to Achieve Healthy Weight Loss and Optimum Fitness.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 health and beauty information online.
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.
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.
Source for women's health issues such as breast cancer, depression, diabetes, heart disease, menopause, prenatal health, and osteoporosis.
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.
Timely and trustworthy health information especially for women. Learn about hormones, birth control, pregnancy, menopause, breast exams and much more.
Womenshealthmatters.ca is Canada's most trusted source of information, news and research findings on women's health.
Today, Women’s Health Foundation is made up of individuals united in their goal — to bring pelvic health and wellness to all women. We are committed to ending what is often a sisterhood of silence by empowering women to join a sisterhood of strength. As the nation’s most visible and passionate champion of women’s pelvic health issues, we connect, educate, and enable women and girls to live fuller, more active lives.
Founded in 2010, WorldMomsBlog.com is a collaborative international website which writes from over 20 countries on the topics of motherhood, culture, human rights and social good.