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!
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
National Cancer Institute site sponsored by the NIH
The official site of the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations.
The official site of the American Cancer Society
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.
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.
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.
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition seeks to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer.
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.
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.
A proven and permanent form of birth control that can be placed in the office setting.
Electronic Medical Records
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
This official Web site of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists provides a physician directory, health columns, post-graduate courses and much more.
Women’s Health Topics
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.
Extensive site devoted to womens’ health
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
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.
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.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation is a leading resource for up-to-date, medically sound information on the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis.
American Council for Headache Education
MEDLINEplus Health Information on hormone replacement therapy
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.
The American Heart Association Women’s Web site gives women of all ages the facts on women’s heart disease and stroke
The official Web site of the American Medical Association.
The official Web site of the American Psychological Association
This online information source offered by the Mayo Clinic has an extensive women’s health section.
The National Library of Medicine Web site provides diverse health information
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
Information for patients about clinical trials
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.
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
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.
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
Information about pregnancy and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
The “all about breastfeeding” website, this site has a number of breastfeeding resources and links.
Overview of female sexual dysfunction
Sexual Dysfunction Topics
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.
Hysterectomy fact sheet
Other Useful Links
The online encyclopedia
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.
The online version of the popular magazine