For Any Age
Preventive screening tests and immunizations:
Screening tests and immunizations guidelines for women
from US Dept. of Health & Human Services - Womenshealth.gov
Breast health covers a range of breast issues. Breast cancer screening and treatment is what most people think about; however this booklet covers a wide range of breast changes.
“Understanding breast changes: a health guide for women”.
This is a free 22 page booklet created by the National Cancer Institute. It identifies types of breast changes that are not cancer, as well as cancer, how to find breast changes, getting a second opinion, follow up tests, finding support, and a large glossary of terms.
“Get a mammogram: do it for yourself, do it for your family”
Information sheet from the National Cancer Institute. What it is, why, how often.
“Screening Mammograms: questions & answers
from National Cancer Institute."
Covers a wide range of issues related to mammograms, including the levels of findings on a mammogram and the type of follow-up.
“Improving methods for breast cancer detection and diagnosis"
from National Cancer Institute. Information about other methods of breast screening.
Heart disease also affects women.
8 page brochure from the Office on Women’s Health, defining heart disease, symptoms, prevention.
“Your guide to a healthy heart”
This 95 page book is free and provides current information and tips to achieve heart health.
“Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease”
This 72 page book from National Heart Lung and Blood Institute provides information about testing and treatments in addition to other things. This website also have many very specific fact sheets about the heart and heart disease; as well as cookbooks, high blood pressure, sleep and more.
Our ability to live a full life depends on many factors. Sometimes we need support and information/guidance to sustain emotional health.
“Depression: what every woman should know”
This 24 page booklet from the National Institute of Mental Health defines types of depression, causes, symptoms, treatments and sources for help. Also at this website are booklets about anxiety disorders, eating disorders, medications and other related topics.
“Healthy eating & physical activity across your lifespan”
A 23 page booklet from WIN - weight-control information network that provides tips, ideas and plans. This site also has many other related publications from walking plans to portion control information.
There is a national resource center for bone health.
National Institutes of Health - Osteoporosis and related bone disorders - National resource center
The fact sheets include an overview of bone health, the best exercises for bone health, what to look for in calcium supplements, and an overview of osteoporosis, and more.
“What you need to know about ovarian cancer”
This is a 47 page booklet from National Cancer Institute. It covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
The National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development provide many fact sheets in an alphabetic listing. Menstrual irregularities, Menstruation and the menstrual cycle, menstrual problems, uterine fibroids, are some of the topics covered.
The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse has fact sheets about bladder control for women, incontinence for women, urinary retention and related topics.
“Teen survival guide: health tips for the on-the-go girls”
This is an 80 page guide that covers a range of topics from how to deal with stress, to healthy relationships, dealing with bullies, your body, sexually transmitted diseases, and ways to take care of yourself for maximum health.
www.girlshealth.gov/ has other materials for adolescents, parents & caregivers.
“Take charge of your health”
This 16 page booklet is a guide for teenagers about good nutrition and exercise. It is from the National Institutes of Health - WIN program (Weight-control Information Network).
http://www.win.niddk.nih.gov - general website
http://www.win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm - booklet
“Fit for two: Tips for Pregnancy: Healthy eating & physical activity across your lifespan.”
24 page brochure reviewing healthy eating and activity when you are pregnant. From National Institutes of health - WIN (weight control information network)
“For Women with Diabetes - Your guide to pregnancy”
This 52 page booklet is produced by the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. It will help you take care of yourself during and after your pregnancy.
From the US Dept. of Health & Human Services a list of fact sheets and booklets ranging from trying to get pregnant, to getting ready for the baby and beyond. There is a toolbox section which includes a range of tools from an ovulation calculator to a babysitter checklist. Fish facts, food don’ts and when to call the baby’s doctor are useful fact sheets.
National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Child Health & Human Development -
A-Z listing of topics related to health and human development. Pregnancy and related areas.
“Fit and fabulous! as you mature”
15 page booklet from National Institutes of Health - WIN (Weight-control Information Network), that details ways to take care of yourself through nutrition and movement.
“Menopause - one woman’s story, every woman’s story: a resurce for making healthy choices”
This 32 page booklet from National Institute on Aging reviews menopause, signs, hormones and more.
“Hormones and Menopause”
This fact sheet from National Institute on Aging explains menopausal hormone therapy.
“Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy”
This 24 page booklet reviews facts about hormone therapy from the research; explains long and short term use, risk factors, and alternatives. It also has questions and answers about the Women’s Health Initiative Estrogen-Plus-Progestin Study; and information from the Women’s Health Initiative.
“Menopausal symptoms and CAM”
This fact sheet is from the National Center for complementary and alternative medicine. This guide may be helpful when determining whether there is evidence for botanicals or other alternative treatments.
“Exercise and physical activity”
Fact sheet from National Institute on Aging reviews ways to be active and why.