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Aging

Health & Wellness Information for Seniors
National Institutes on Health
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

Information for Aging Americans
Administration on Aging
http://www.aoa.gov/index.aspx

Mental Health & Aging
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
http://www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf/

Government Resources for Senior Citizens
http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors.shtml

Information on Aging & Maintaining Wellness
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/seniorshealth.html

Aging Research
National Institute on Aging
http://www.nia.nih.gov/

Information on Healthy Aging
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/aging/

Birth Control

Birth Control
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/birthcontrol.html

Birth Control Options
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/women/contraceptive/016.html

Information on Birth Control Options
Planned Parenthood
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control-4211.htm

Reproductive Contraception and Birth Control
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/cs/Satellite?c=eHA_Content_C&cid=1223924138895&pagename=nm%2FCentral_Template

Cancer

Information & Resources on Women's Cancers
National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/womenscancers

Breast Cancer Myths
National Breast Cancer Foundation
http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/About-Breast-Cancer/Myths.aspx

Army of Women: Breast Cancer Prevention Initiative
http://www.armyofwomen.org/

What Women Need to Know: Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/PED_4.asp?sitearea=PED

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
http://www.cancer.northwestern.edu/home/public.cfm

Karen Dove Cabral Foundation
Improving quality of life for young mothers with breast cancer
http://www.karendovecabralfoundation.org

Childbirth/Pregnancy

Childbirth
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childbirth.html

Good Health Before Pregnancy
ACOG
http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp056.cfm

Infertility/Fertility
National Institutes of Health
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/infertility_fertility.cfm

Information on Postpartum Depression
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/postpartumdepression.html

Fact Sheet: Reproductive Aging in Women (PDF)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
http://www.asrm.org/Patients/FactSheets/reproaging.pdf

Podcast on Having Children Later in Life
University of Michigan
http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=5832

What is Oncofertility?
http://oncofertility.northwestern.edu/

Childhood & Teenage Obesity

Center on Obesity Management & Prevention
Children's Memorial Hospital
http://www.childrensmrc.org/comp/

Childhood Obesity
Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/childhood-obesity/DS00698

Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC)
http://www.clocc.net/

Obesity in Children
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obesityinchildren.html

Tools for Parents, Teachers, Students, & Community Leaders to Eliminate Childhood Obesity
http://www.apha.org/programs/resources/obesity/obesityparenttools.htm

Children's Health

BAM! CDC's Children's Health Site
http://www.bam.gov/

Children's Health Information
American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

Children's Nutrition Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine
http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/?PMID=0

KidsHealth
http://kidshealth.org/

Depression

Depression
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/depression.html

Depression
National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

Endometriosis

Endometriosis
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/endometriosis.html

Causes of Endometriosis
http://www.endometriosis.org/causes.html

Endometriosis & Infertility
http://www.endometriosis.org/infertility.html

Fitness

Fitness Information
President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sport
http://www.fitness.gov/

Information on a Healthy & Active Lifestyle
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
http://www.aahperd.org/

Healthy & Active Lifestyle for Children
Action for Healthy Kids
http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/

Resources & Reports from the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
http://www.ncppa.org/resources/aboutRR/

Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center
http://www.pedbikeinfo.org/

The President's Challenge to Get Fit
http://www.presidentschallenge.org/

Weight-bearing Exercise for Women and Girls
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://www.orthoinfo.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00263

Exercise and Physical Fitness
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/cs/Satellite?c=eHA_Content_C&cid=1223924137242&pagename=nm%2FCentral_Template

General Health

MedlinePlus
http://medlineplus.gov/

Healthy Youth: Columbia University's Online Health Q&A
http://www.goaskalice.com/

Six Critical Health Behaviors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/healthtopics/index.htm

Health Information from the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/index.htm

A Guided Tour of Your Body
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/05/13/health/20080513_WELLGUIDE.html?8dpc

Health News from New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/index.html

Health & Human Development Information
National Institutes of Health
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/

Healthy Living
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyLiving/

Vaccines and Immunizations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/

Health References, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
http://www.nmh.org/nm/health+library+health+references

General Women's Health

Illinois Women's Health Registry
Women's Health Research
https://whr.northwestern.edu

Women's Health
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/womenshealth.html

Women's Health Information & Resource Center
http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book/default.asp

National Women's Health Information Center
http://womenshealth.gov/

Sexual & Reproductive Health Information for Women of Color
MySistahs
http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/mysistahs

Consumer Information for Women from FDA Office of Women's Health
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/byAudience/ForWomen/default.htm

Women's Health References
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/nm/health+references+womens+health+home

Genetic Testing

What Is Genetic Testing? Genetics Home Reference
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/testing/genetictesting

Genetic Testing
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/genetictesting.html

Cancer Risk & Genetic Testing (PDF)
National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/images/Documents/abcb7812-a132-4e78-a532-f002c92fa9b9/fs3_62.pdf

Understanding Gene Testing
National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/understandingcancer/genetesting

Healthcare

Adult Preventive Care Timeline (PDF)
http://www.ahrq.gov/ppip/timelinead.pdf

Choosing a Doctor or Healthcare Service
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/choosingadoctororhealthcareservice.html

Hospice Care
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hospicecare.html

Medicare, Official Site
http://www.medicare.gov/

Patient Safety
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/patientsafety.html

Personal Medical Records
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/personalmedicalrecords.html

Quality Report Card
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
http://www.nmh.org/nm/quality+view+report+card

Resources for Understanding Clinical Trials
http://clinicaltrials.gov/

Talking with Your Doctor
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/talkingwithyourdoctor.html

Clinical Trials
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/cs/Satellite?c=eHA_Content_C&cid=1223924132641&pagename=nm%2FCentral_Template

Heart Disease

Heart Disease in Women
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/heartdiseaseinwomen.html

Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/cs/Satellite?c=eHA_Content_C&cid=1223924397077&pagename=nm%2FCentral_Template

Women and Heart Diseases
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/cs/Satellite?c=eHA_Content_C&cid=1223924139693&pagename=nm%2FCentral_Template

Addiction, Heart Disease, and Stroke
Recovery Connection
http://www.recoveryconnection.org/addiction-heart-disease-stroke/

Integrative Medicine

Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness
Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group
http://www.nmpg.com/default.aspx?article=integrative-medicine.1.xml

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://nccam.nih.gov/

Complementary and Alternative Medicine
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandalternativemedicine.html

Vitamins and Supplements
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/cs/Satellite?c=eHA_Content_C&cid=1223924137698&pagename=nm%2FCentral_Template

Heartwood Center for Mind Body Spirit
A community of healing professionals devoted to holistic healthcare in Evanston, IL (847)491-1122
http://www.heartwoodcenter.com

Menopause

The Menopause Book
Workman 2009

Menopause
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/menopause.html

General Information on Menopause from the North American Menopause Society
http://www.menopause.org/

Menopause and Perimenopause
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/cs/Satellite?c=eHA_Content_C&cid=1223924139237&pagename=nm%2FCentral_Template

Obesity

Definitions of Overweight & Obesity
American Public Health Association
http://www.apha.org/programs/resources/obesity/proresobesityknow.htm

Information on Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Shape Up America!
http://www.shapeup.org

Weight-Control Information Network
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/index.htm

General Obesity Information
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obesity.html

Study of Obesity
The Obesity Society
http://www.obesity.org/

My Pyramid Plan
Determine Necessary Daily Food Group Intake, US Department of Agriculture
http://www.mypyramid.gov/mypyramid/index.aspx

Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity
Northwestern University
http://www.ncco.northwestern.edu/index.html

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/osteoporosis.html

Bone Mineral Density Testing
National Osteoporosis Foundation
http://www.nof.org/osteoporosis/bmdtest.htm#Who_Should_Have_a_BMD_Test

Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Disease Program at Northwestern University
http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nuosteo/

Osteoporosis
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/cs/Satellite?c=eHA_Content_C&cid=1223924134693&pagename=nm%2FCentral_Template

Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

American Social Health Association
http://www.ashastd.org/

Sexual Health
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexualhealth.html

Teen Sexual Health
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teensexualhealth.html

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexuallytransmitteddiseases.html

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/cs/Satellite?c=eHA_Content_C&cid=1223924136555&pagename=nm%2FCentral_Template

Stroke

Basic Information on Stroke
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000726.htm

Stroke Prevention Guidelines
National Stroke Association
http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=PREVENT

Symptoms of a Stroke
National Stroke Association
http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=SYMP

Stroke and Risk Reduction for Stroke
NMH Health Reference
http://www.nmh.org/cs/Satellite?c=eHA_Content_C&cid=1223924136786&pagename=nm%2FCentral_Template

Addiction, Heart Disease, and Stroke
Recovery Connection
http://www.recoveryconnection.org/addiction-heart-disease-stroke/

Teen Girls' Health

GirlsHealth
http://www.girlshealth.gov/

Center for Young Women's Health
Children's Hospital Boston
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/

Girl Scouts/Dove Self-Esteem Program ‘Uniquely Me'
http://www.girlscouts.org/program/program_opportunities/leadership/uniquelyme.asp

Dove Self-Esteem Fund
http://www.dove.ca/en#/cfrb/selfesteem/

Teen Health

Teens' Page
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenspage.html

TeenHealth
http://kidshealth.org/teen/

Teen Health
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenhealth.html

Teen Mental Health
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenmentalhealth.html

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