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Women's Health

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General Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Women's Health
Provides information on a variety of topics relating to women's health. Access to Spanish language information is available.

Cleveland Clinic Birth Control Options
Birth control options explained with effectiveness expressed in percentage of pregnancies.

CoxHealth Women's Health
Since 1985, The Women's Center has been a leading voice for women's health. You can turn to us for health answers, information and support.

Healthy Women
An independent health information site offering resources on pregnancy, midlife, aging, along with quizzes on various health topics.

U.S. Department of Labor - Women's Bureau
Provides access to information on issues of concern to working women, their families, and their employers.
Women's health information addressed in Health Headlines, A-Z Health Topics and Publication sections. Available in Spanish.

Women's Health at WebMD
Information on a variety of topics of interest to women's health.

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Birth Defects

CDC Birth Defects Topics
Topics include information on types of birth defects, causes, prevention and family stories.

Genetic Alliance 
The world's leading nonprofit health advocacy organization committed to transforming health through genetics.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Dedicated to the improvement of the health of babies by preventing birth defects, infant mortality, and premature birth.

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Breast Cancer

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) 
Provides information and support to cancer patients and their caregivers through cancer-related Internet mailing lists and Web-based resources.

Information on risk factors, exams and tests with images.

National Cancer Institute
Comprehensive cancer information (in English and Spanish) such as Types of Cancer, Clinical Trials and Statistics. 

PubMed Health
Information on anatomy, symptoms, treatments and prevention.

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Family Caregiver Alliance
Addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.

Caregiver Action Network
Resources for caregivers, such as tips and videos on Coping with Alzheimer's. 

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Domestic Violence

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
A statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to end violence against women and their children through direct services and social and systemic change.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 4,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It provides 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, and resources to those affected by domestic violence.

The Victim Center (Springfield, MO)
Serves victims of violent and sexual crime in Springfield and southwest Missouri. The Victim Center is a member agency of the United Way of the Ozarks and the Missouri Victim Assistance Network and offers a 24 hour crisis line.

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Heart Disease & Women

CDC’s Women and Heart Disease Fact Sheet
This site covers risk factors, symptoms, screening and heart disease death rates for women.

Go Red for Women - American Heart Association
Encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease. 

Heart Disease Fact epublication with information on signs and prevention.

How Does Heart Disease Affect Women?
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s site offers information on signs & symptoms, diagnosis, and clinical trials.

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Cleveland Clinic’s What You Need to Know About Hysterectomy
Description of hysterectomy, information on home recovery and reference link to American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists hysterectomy FAQs.

MedlinePlus Health Topics
Links provided from the National Institutes of Health website and produced by the National Library of Medicine covering hysterectomy overview, procedures with diagrams and videos, complications, alternatives and sign up for updates by email.

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Cleveland Clinic
What is Perimenopause or Postmenopause? What are the long-term health risks associated with menopause? These are just of few of the topics discussed along with reference link to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists menopause FAQs.

Take the menopause quiz, read about medications and other therapies along with other articles on menopause.

NAMS: The North American Menopause Society
Educational materials for those interested in learning more about menopause and making informed health decisions.

NIH National Institute on Aging
FAQs, information on how to stay healthy after menopause and a downloadable book; Menopause: Time for a Change.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
MedlinePlus addresses causes, symptoms, exams and tests. 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association
For both patients and physicians, this site provides information, research, and support.

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Post-Partum Care

Postpartum Care
From the Mayo Clinic information on what to expect after delivery.

Postpartum Depression
From ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) this link provides FAQ, a glossary and other facts on postpartum depression.

The Postpartum Office Visit
American Academy of Family Physicians article discusses the postpartum office visit.

Postpartum Support International
The purpose of this organization is to increase awareness and to provide information and resources to support mental health during pregnancy and after childbirth. Live phone sessions are offered weekly and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale is available under the Tools for Mom tab.

WICworks Resource System
Provides links to web resources for postpartum depression.

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Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists Patient Page
Fact Sheets such as New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening and FAQs on various topics such as contraception and gynecologic problems.

Cleveland Clinic
In addition to information on nutrition, labor and delivery; download the Healthy Pregnancy Guide covering each trimester, breastfeeding, baby and mother care.

Fetal Development Week by Week
Sponsored by Johnson’s Baby and following the principles of Health on the Net follow your baby's development from conception through week 40.

National Organization On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
A national, non-profit organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness about fetal alcohol syndrome, the leading known cause of mental retardation.

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Adolescent Health (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Information and resources about adolescent health issues by the AAP.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Health information Especially for Teens including Your First Period, Birth Control and Pregnancy: Having a Baby.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Adolescent and School Health
CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) promotes the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults.

Facts for Families (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
Facts for Families provide up-to-date information on child and adolescent development and issues concerning the behavioral, mental or developmental disorders that may affect them, including adoption, divorce, mental illness, child abuse, grief, and sports.

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Reviewed: March 2016


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