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Women's Health and Well Being

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System:

Breast Health Services at SMHCS

Emergency Care Center at SMHCS

Childbirth Preparation / Education Classes at SMHCS

Women's & Children's Services Overview at SMHCS

Kids Under the Weather

Index to Services & Procedures at SMHCS

Resources on the Internet:

Portals -- (en español) - The Federal Government Source for Women's Health Information -- (en español) - free gateway to reliable health information by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Find publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, support groups, and links to detailed reports. -- (en español) - extensive information about tests, diseases, conditions, drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia,
interactive patient tutorials, non-English language materials and the latest health news.

Health Information - from the National Institutes of Health

Pinn Point on Women's Health -  monthly podcasts which discuss the latest news in Women's Health research

Household Products Lables Database - links over 9,000 consumer product brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets

Dietary Supplements Labels Database - information on the ingredients of over 4,000 products of dietary supplements sold in the U.S.

American Social Health Association - information on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases


Child Welfare Information Gateway - includes definitions, identification of signs and symptoms, statistics and data,
risk and protective factors, perpetrators, the impact on individuals and society and fatalities.

Child abuse -- (en español)  - from MedlinePlus

Domestic or Partner Violence - from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Domestic Violence - from

Domestic Violence -- (en español) - from MedlinePlus

National Institute on Drug Abuse - from the National Institutes of Health

Drug abuse -- (en español)  - from MedlinePlus

Alcoholism -- (en español)  - from MedlinePlus

Substance Abuse - from 

Teen Violence -- (en español) - from MedlinePlus

Girls, Young Women, and Puberty - Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You. Beautiful.

Child & Teen Health - from the National Institutes of Health

Teen Health at Medline Plus

Adolescent and School Health - from the centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Let's Move - America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids - improving the health and well-being of America - from Children's Hospital, Boston. A teen girls' health website featuring health guides, quizzes, chats, & more!

Teen Survival Guide - Health Tips for On-the-go Girls - resource for higher education administrators, students, parents, and other professionals who are seeking information about
creating healthier and safer living and learning environments for college and university students, both on campus and in the surrounding community.

Florida International University's Health Services site 


Fertility, Pregnancy and Children

LactMed - a database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed

Birth Control (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)

Pregnancy - from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - - help in talking with your teen about sex, drugs, alcohol, etc.

Milestones Checklist - from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Parent Information - from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Children's Health Topics - from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Healthy Children - from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Reproductive Health Topics - from the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals


Postmenopausal Health (North American Menopause Society)

Issues of Older Women

North American Menopause Society -
a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of women through an understanding of menopause.
..........Menopause Flashes Online Magazine

Women: Stay Healthy at 50+  -  checklists for your health from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Eldercare Locator  -  a public service of the U. S. Administration on Aging connectiny you to services for older adults and their families

Routine Osteoporosis Screening Recommended for All Women over Age 65  -  (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)


Osteoporosis and Women's Health (Hormone Foundation)


NIHSeniorHealth   -  makes age-related health information easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable,
easy to understand online health information.
This site incldues videos, large screen text and printable materials.






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