For more information on a variety of women’s health topics, we recommend the following links:
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women. The website offers information, education, and advocacy on a large spectrum of women’s health issues.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” The website includes information on managing your cardiovascular health including warning signs of heart attack/ stroke, CPR, and controlling your blood pressure.
American Medical Association
The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues. You can view AMA policies on issues in medicine and public health at this website.
American Infertility Association
The American Fertility Association (The AFA) is a non-profit organization that provides resources for infertility prevention, reproductive health and family building. AFA services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine provides knowledge and expertise in reproductive medicine, including infertility, menopause, contraception, and sexuality. The website includes frequently asked questions and patient fact sheets on various topics regarding infertility.
Center For Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is a national leader in public health and safety topics including diseases & conditions, life stages & pregnancy, emergency preparedness, healthy living, and injury, violence & safety.
The Mayo Clinic is one of the premier medical facilities in the country. More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health. Their website offers cutting edge information on medical services, health information, education, and research.
Mother Baby Center
The Center brings together Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. These organizations are combined to make The Mother Baby Center a great place to have a baby and a great place to be a baby.
Minnesota Medical Foundation
The Minnesota Medical Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to health-related research, education and service at the University of Minnesota. The website features Experts@Minnesota – a gateway to faculty and staff experts, to locate mentors, subject matter experts, or research partners. Use the Search features to explore a subject or locate a specific expert.
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organization
This website offers a range of information on breast cancer including treatment, causes, chemotherapy, awareness, warning signs, and support groups.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
NDVH is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute is a branch of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The website offers consumer-oriented information on a wide range of cancer related topics as well as comprehensive descriptions of our research programs and clinical trials. The website includes LiveHelp online chat for patients with questions about cancer.
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library. Their MEDLINE database links the general public to many sources of consumer health information.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. The website includes prevention and treatment options for osteoporosis, as well as information on bone density testing and support programs.
National Ovarian Cancer Foundation
The National Ovarian Cancer Foundation raises awareness and promotes education about ovarian cancer. The Foundation is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer. The website offers information on risks, symptoms, and detection of ovarian cancer as well as resources for support.
North American Menopause Society
The North American Menopause Society provides information about menopause, perimenopause, early menopause, menopause symptoms and long-term health effects of estrogen loss, and a wide variety of strategies and therapies to enhance health, including hormone therapy and bioidentical hormones.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a national sexual and reproductive health care advocate and provider, with nearly 850 health centers throughout the United States. Their website includes information on family planning and a variety of other health topics such as birth control, body image, STDs, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and abortion.
Web MD provides information on health topics from A to Z including information on drugs and supplements, pregnancy, healthy living, and mental health. The website also inlcudes a database of symptoms and conditions.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit web service that connects family and friends during a critical illness, treatment or recovery. Families can create personal websites to keep family and friends informed of a loved one’s condition and receive support.
Up To Date
UpToDate is an electronic information resource for patients and clinicians to get specific, detailed answers to clinical questions regarding patient care. Over eighty million patient-related problems are researched each year with UpToDate.
This website provides information on Essure, a permanent birth control option. The website includes frequently asked questions including benefits and risks, and also shares patient stories.
Many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding at some point in their lives. But for one in four women, every cycle is heavy—and that’s not normal. Doctors call this condition “abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB)” or “menorrhagia.” This website provides information on a treatment for AUB – office cryoblation therapy.
This website provides information on Novasure, a treatment to control excess bleeding with no hormones and no hysterectomy. Patient stories and a physician database are included.