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General Women's Health / Health Libraries

UpToDate Medical Database
www.uptodate.com

National Women's Health Information Center (NWC), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.womenshealth.gov/

HealthyWomen (HW) - Nation's leading independent health information source for women
www.healthywomen.org

Mayo Clinic - Women's Health
www.mayoclinic.com/health/womens-health/MY00379

CDC Immunization Schedule (for non-pregnant women)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/default.htm#adult

American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
www.acnm.org

A library of information from ACNM
http://www.midwife.org/Share-With-Women

American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology
www.acog.com

American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
www.asccp.org/patient_edu.shtml

American Society of Reproductive Medicine
www.asrm.org

American Urogynecology Society
www.augs.org
www.mypelvichealth.org  (patient site)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

Health Topics (A-Z)

Birth Control

Birth Control Methods (FDA)
http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/byaudience/forwomen/freepublications/ucm313215.htm

Birth Control Options
http://bedsider.org/

New York Times Article:
How Likely Is It That Birth Control Could Let You Down?

Bone Density Scan / DEXA

American College of Radiology & the Radiological Society of North America
www.radiologyinfo.org

Cancer

The National Cancer Institute - Women's Cancers
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/womenscancers

Mammogram  & Breast Cancer Screening
www.radiologyinfo.org

HPV and Cervical Cancer
www.asccp.org/pdfs/patient_edu/adolescents_and_HPV.pdf

Diabetes

College Diabetes Network
http://collegediabetesnetwork.org/

Endometriosis

The Endometriosis Association
www.endometriosisassn.org

Herpes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm

Valtrex - herpes medication, patient education information
www.valtrex.com

Herpes Handbook published by Portland Press and Westover Heights Clinic
https://www.westoverheights.com/herpes/the-updated-herpes-handbook/

Incontinence

Patient Site from American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
www.mypelvichealth.org 

InControl Medical, makers of the InTone device for urinary incontinence
http://www.incontrolmedical.com/

Also see the section below on pelvic floor disorders.

Infertility

American Society for Reproductive Medicine
www.asrm.org

Interstitial Cystitis

Resources and information about interstitial cystitis - from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, the makers of Elmiron
www.orthoelmiron.com/

Interstitial Cystitis Network - a website that includes helpful diet suggestions for patients with interstitial cystitis.  Sponsored in part by various companies.

ICHelp.org - additoinal online resources addressing IC concerns including costs.  Sponsored in part by various companies.

IUD Birth Control

A review and explanation of 5 common myths about IUDs - from Bedsider.org
http://bedsider.org/features/243

Mirena lawsuit ads: A review of fact and fiction - from Bedsider.org
http://bedsider.org/features/287
 

Menopause

Visit our online "menopause" suite for resources and links related to menopause.
 

Mindful Awareness/Mindful Based Stress Reduction

Mindful Awareness Practice Center (Longmeadow, MA)
Leslie Smith-Frank

http://www.map-center.org/

UMASS Medical School Center for Mindfulness (Shrewsbury, MA)
Self guided online video course and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course opportunities
Contact/information: srp@umassmed.edu, or 1-508-856-2656
http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/stress-reduction/
 

Morcellation

Ob/Gyn News Article: Morcellation shows favorable risk/benefit ratio in decision analysis
 

Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Foundation
www.nof.org

Pelvic Prolapse & Pelvic Floor Disorders

Patient Site from American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
www.mypelvichealth.org

Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN & Women's Health Institute
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/ob_gyn/womens_health/urogynecology_pelvic_floor_disorders/default.aspx

ACOG prolapse and pessary patient education videos
http://www.acog.org/For_Patients/Patient_Education_Videos/Pelvic_Organ_Prolapse

Take the Floor: Voices for Pelvic Floor Disorders
http://www.voicesforpfd.org/

Pelvic Floor Dialogues: A patient newsletter from the American Urogynecologic Society
http://www.augs.org/index.php?mo=cm&op=ld&fid=432

Pelvic Floor Institute: A Video Detailing Pessaries for Vaginal Wall Prolapse
http://event.on24.com/event/16/60/99/rt/videos/Tarnay/video.html

Center for Pelvic Physical Therapy
http://ctrforpelvicpt.com/ctrforpelvicpt.com/Home.html

Radiology Procedures

American College of Radiology & the Radiological Society of North America
www.radiologyinfo.org

Sexuality

HealthyWomen (HW) - Nation's leading independent health information source for women
www.healthywomen.org

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Centers for Disease Control - STD
www.cdc.gov/STD

Skin Health

American Academy of Dermatology
www.aad.org 

Smoking – Information on Quitting, Cessation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Smokefree Women information, resources, tools, support
www.women.smokefree.gov

Terrie's Story - Real Stories and Tips (from the CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/stories/terrie.html

Teen Health

Visit our online "teen suite" dedicated to young women's health resources and links.

Urogynecology, Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse

Patient Site from American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
www.mypelvichealth.org

Patient information from the International Urogynecological Association
http://www.iuga.org/?page=patientinfo

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Society of Interventional Radiology - Uterine fibroid diagnosis
www.sirweb.org/patients/uterine-fibroids/

Vitamin D

American College of Nurse Midwives
http://www.midwife.org/ACNM/files/ccLibraryFiles/Filename/000000001221/Vitamin%20D.pdf

Weight Management

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/heart/obesity/aim_kit/healthy_wt_facts.pdf

Medications

Drugs.com (independent drug-information database, medical dictionary and illustrated health encyclopedia)
www.drugs.com

Medline - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (medical dictionary and encyclopedia, drug information, health topics, news)
www.medlineplus.gov  

Gynecology

Birth Control: How Hormones Work to Prevent Pregnancy - Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
www.arhp.org/hormonalcontraception/

Diaphragm Information
www.familydoctor.org

Essure Tubal Occlusion
www.essure.com

Gardasil - Vaccine for HPV and Cervical Cancer
www.gardasil.com

Her Option Cryoablation
www.heroption.com

Hysterosalpingogram - American Society for Reproductive Medicine
www.asrm.org

Mirena - Intrauterine Birth Control and Heavy Bleeding
www.mirena-us.com

Paragard - Intrauterine Birth Control
www.paragard.com

Obstetrics

Breastfeeding
www.breastfeeding.com

Childbirth and Parenting Classes
Baystate Medical Center Classes

Cord Blood Banking – Public and Private
www.nationalcordbloodprogram.org
www.marrow.org  
www.parentsguidecordblood.org

Folic Acid to Prevent Birth Defects - Centers for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov

High Risk Pregnancies - National Institutes of Health
www.nichd.nih.gov

Information on Pregnancy, Babies, Prematurity, etc.
www.marchofdimes.com

Mothers of Twins and Triplets
www.nomotc.org

The Genesis Fund - specialized treatment of New England area children born with birth defects, genetic diseases and mental retardation
www.thegenesisfund.org

Pregnancy Information/Receive Weekly Pregnancy Updates
www.theparentreview.com

Flu resources
http://www.bogg.com/category/6282/h1n1-and-seasonal-flu.htm

Postpartum/Motherhood Support from MotherWoman
http://www.motherwoman.org/

Safety Information

Environmental Working Group
Offers information about product safety, etc. www.ewg.org

US Consumer Product Safety Commission
Searchable database for recalled products, etc. http://www.cpsc.gov/cgi-bin/prod.aspx

Support

Bereavement website for parents
www.compassionatefriends.org

Domestic violence information
www.womanshelter.org

Community resources for parents
www.parentingdirectory.org

Share: Pregnancy and infant loss support
www.nationalshare.org
 

Mindful Awareness Practice Center (Longmeadow, MA)
http://www.map-center.org/

 

Hospitals

Baystate Medical Center
www.baystatehealth.com

Mercy Medical Center (Dr. Greenberg only)
www.mercycares.com

Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge (Dr. Greenberg only)
www.mountauburnhospital.org
 

Products

Seventh Generation
Chlorine free pads and organic cotton tampons

Hypoallergenic Reusable Pads
www.gladrags.com

Allergy-Free Apparel
www.cottonique.com

Insurance Providers

Aetna www.aetna.com

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield www.anthem.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass www.bluecrossma.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Card www.bcbs.com

BMC Healthnet www.bmchp.org

CHAMPVA www.champva.org

Cigna www.cigna.com

Consolidated Health www.consolidated.com

Connecticare www.connecticare.com

Fallon www.fchp.org

Harvard Pilgrim www.harvardpilgrim.org

Health New England www.hne.com

Humana.com www.humana.com

Mass Health www.mass.gov

Mass Health Connector (for patients to buy the Commonwealth Connector insurance-HNE, Tufts, Fallon, BMC, NH) www.mahealthconnector.org

Medicare www.medicare.com

Network Health www.network-health.org

Oxford www.oxhp.com

TRICARE www.Tricare4u.com

UMR (United Medical Resources) www.umr.com

Unicare www.unicare.com

United Healthcare www.uhc.com


 

 

 

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