Information Resources

 

The professional staff at Palm Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology carefully reviewed these links as sources to promote women’s health. While we cannot always guarantee the validity of or agree with their content, there are sites that will promote knowledge in women’s health. If there are any others that you know, please tell us. We would love to hear from you!

www.nccam.nih.gov
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Arthritis

www.arthritis.org
Arthritis Foundation

Cancer

www.cancer.gov
National Cancer Institute site sponsored by the NIH

www.nabco.org
The official site of the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations.

www.cancer.org
The official site of the American Cancer Society

www.foundationforwomenscancer.org
The Women’s Cancer Network was developed by the Society of Gynecological Oncologists and is designed to give up-to-date information on treatment options for reproductive cancers – ovarian, uterine, cervical and breast cancer.  Healthy women can also use this site to obtain information on their personal risk for these diseases and to find out how the risks can be reduced.

www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is the nation’s largest breast cancer advocacy group, with more than 600 member organizations and 70,000 individual members and supporters. Committed to ending breast cancer, NBCC and its sister organization, the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, work to educate and train individuals to be effective activists and to influence the public policies that affect breast cancer research and treatment.

www.y-me.org
The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.

www.ovarian.org
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition seeks to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer.

www.ocrf.org
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund supports research to find better tests that can diagnose ovarian cancer earlier and more precisely, to understand what causes ovarian cancer, and to develop improved treatments.

Contraception

www.paragard.com
This site provides information about the intrauterine device as a form of birth control.  Specifically, this is the website for the ParaGard, an intrauterine copper contraceptive. www.mirena-us.com Another site that provides information about a new type of intrauterine device as a form of birth control.

www.essure.com
A proven and permanent form of birth control that can be placed in the office setting.

Electronic Medical Records

www.himss.org
HIMSS is a not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare

General Women’s Health Topics 

www.acog.org
This official Web site of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provides a physician directory, health columns, post-graduate courses and much more.

www.womens-health.com
Women’s Health Topics

www.nih.gov
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. It is an Agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

www.obgyn.net
Extensive site devoted to womens’ health

www.nih.gov
Combined Health Information Database is a bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts, and availability information for health information and health education resources. CHID lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions that are not indexed elsewhere

www.ivillage.com 
iVillage is the largest content-driven community for women online reaching 30 + million unique visitors per month. With over four million plus conversations annually and thousands of specific brands talked about weekly. Everyday women come to iVillage to connect, share advice, find life tools and engage in conversations that matter most to them in areas of Pregnancy & Parenting, Health, Food, Entertainment, Home & Garden and Beauty & Style.

www.healthywomen.org
The National Women’s Health Research Center’s mission is to educate women about health issues that concern them the most, and to help women make more informed decisions about their health.

www.nof.org
The National Osteoporosis Foundation is a leading resource for up-to-date, medically sound information on the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis.

Headaches

www.achenet.org
American Council for Headache Education

Menopause

www.nlm.nih.gov
MEDLINEplus Health Information on hormone replacement therapy

www.menopause.org
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for a multitude of scientific disciplines with an interest in the human female menopause.

Medical Topics

www.goredforwomen.org
The American Heart Association Women’s Web site gives women of all ages the facts on women’s heart disease and stroke

www.ama-assn.org
The official Web site of the American Medical Association.

www.apa.org
The official Web site of the American Psychological Association

www.mayohealth.org
This online information source offered by the Mayo Clinic has an extensive women’s health section.

www.nlm.nih.gov
The National Library of Medicine Web site provides diverse health information

www.onhealth.com
In-depth medical information, health tips, a free e-mail newsletter and access to the powerful Health Tracker that brings you health information from the media for free, according to your personal specifications

Clinical Trials

www.ciscrp.org
Information for patients about clinical trials

clinicaltrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

www.centerwatch.com/clinical-trials
As a pioneer in publishing clinical trials information, CenterWatch was the first Internet site to publish detailed information about active clinical trials that could be accessed by patients and their advocates. Today, with more than 80,000 trial listings, we have the largest online database of industry-sponsored global clinical trials actively seeking study volunteers

Pregnancy

Sonogram proves that you’re never too young to rock
The Broward-Palm Beach New Times ran a compelling little item that’s quickly made the rounds on the Internet.

www.babycenter.com/pregnancy
A comprehensive site dedicated to pregnancy issues. There is a vast library of information from health to legal issues during pregnancy. You are sure to enjoy this site. http://www.marchofdimes.com/ March of Dimes birth defects foundation

www.StorkNet.com
Information about pregnancy and beyond.

www.babycenter.com
BabyCenter.com provides expectant and new parents with trusted, high-quality information on pregnancy and baby, a supportive online community, and a baby store featuring thousands of products.

www.cordblood.com
Your online resource for information on umbilical cord blood and the services available through the Cord Blood Registry, the largest family bank of cord blood stem cells in the United States.

www.CordUse.com
We encourage our expecting mom’s to visit this website and learn why preserving your baby’s umbilical cord blood at the time of birth may be one of the most important decisions you can make for your baby’s and your family’s future.

www.breastfeeding.com
The “all about breastfeeding” website, this site has a number of breastfeeding resources and links.

Sexual Dysfunction

www.urologychannel.com/fsd/index.shtml
Overview of female sexual dysfunction

www.sda.uk.net
Sexual Dysfunction Topics

Surgery

www.davincisurgery.com
A website designed to inform patients and their loved ones about what may be the most effective, least invasive surgical treatment option available today. Here, you can become better informed about different approaches to surgery. This knowledge will be valuable as you discuss treatment options with your doctor.

www.womenshealth.gov
Hysterectomy fact sheet

Other Useful Links

www.wikipedia.org
The online encyclopedia

www.historychannel.com
An interesting site that contains a trivia quiz, great speeches and so much more. It has a feature that lets you find out what happened on any day in history. Put in your child’s birth date and print the resulting page for a historical addition to your baby book

www.betterhomesandgardens.comThe online version of the magazine.

www.consumerreports.com
The online version of the popular magazine

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Palm Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Lake Worth, FL & Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Palm Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology is an innovative practice providing advanced imaging techniques and state-of-the-art technology alongside alternative treatments. Patients in and around West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Lake Worth in Florida can seek services including 3-D mammography, bone density testing, breast ultrasounds, and gynecological exams to help you maintain and care for your health during the teenage years, for pre-conception and pregnancy care, through the stages of menopause and beyond. The doctors are trained and skilled in minimally invasive DaVinci® Robotic surgery, Essure® tubal ligations and Novasure® endometrial ablation.

The office staff is committed to caring and practices compassion, working with each patient as partners in the journey towards health. Advanced imaging services are provided in the same office location so that time in not spent running around to multiple sites for care. As part of their commitment to helping people reduce their risk of disease and improve their health, Palm Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology offers anti-aging options like laser- and light-based technologies at Laser Skin and Wellness, as well as evidence-based weight-loss counseling and nutritional supplementation, bio-identical hormone management, and wellness counseling. Evidence-based medicine requires research and the doctors are active in Altus Research, which performs clinical trials and allows us to offer patients the benefit of alternative therapies.

In addition to advanced technology for direct care, the practice was an early adopter of electronic medical records (EMR) technology. They have won a number of awards for work in this area and serve as a demonstration and training site for doctors from around the country. From the patient's perspective, this means your records are always legible and readily available; you can interact with the practice through a patient portal, request appointments online, get lab results and ask questions. Please contact one of the three convenient locations in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or Lake Worth today to schedule an appointment.

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Palm Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology

Palm Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology is an innovative practice providing advanced imaging techniques and state-of-the-art technology alongside alternative treatments. Patients in and around West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Lake Worth in Florida can seek services including 3-D mammography, bone density testing, breast ultrasounds, and gynecological exams to help you maintain and care for your health during the teenage years, for pre-conception and pregnancy care, through the stages of menopause and beyond. The doctors are trained and skilled in minimally invasive DaVinci® Robotic surgery, Essure® tubal ligations and Novasure® endometrial ablation.

The office staff is committed to caring and practices compassion, working with each patient as partners in the journey towards health. Advanced imaging services are provided in the same office location so that time in not spent running around to multiple sites for care. As part of their commitment to helping people reduce their risk of disease and improve their health, Palm Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology offers anti-aging options like laser- and light-based technologies at Laser Skin and Wellness, as well as evidence-based weight-loss counseling and nutritional supplementation, bio-identical hormone management, and wellness counseling. Evidence-based medicine requires research and the doctors are active in Altus Research, which performs clinical trials and allows us to offer patients the benefit of alternative therapies.

In addition to advanced technology for direct care, the practice was an early adopter of electronic medical records (EMR) technology. They have won a number of awards for work in this area and serve as a demonstration and training site for doctors from around the country. From the patient's perspective, this means your records are always legible and readily available; you can interact with the practice through a patient portal, request appointments online, get lab results and ask questions. Please contact one of the three convenient locations in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or Lake Worth today to schedule an appointment.


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    The staff is super helpful & loving. They make you feel like family. Dr. Lederman is the best Obgyn ever. I couldn't be more thankful to have him as my OBGYN."

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    "I love that the doctor is so professional and personable at the same time. This gives me a very relaxed and comfortable feeling."

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    "Everyone is very friendly & professional. Dr. Gloria Hakkaranian is outstanding in everything she suggest, diagnoses and recommends!"

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    "Dr. H is the best around. I would not want to see anyone else. She listened to my concerns, did a thorough clinical evaluation, & proposed options."

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