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Links to Women's Heart Health Information

Women’s Health Information

The National Women's Health Information Center
Offers information on a wide range of women's health topics, from heart disease and diabetes to breastfeeding and body image. You can also find health news updated daily, health tools, and fact sheets in several languages. Sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health in the US Department of Health & Human Services.

For Your Heart
Fill out a short confidential survey about your health and lifestyle and get information customized to fit your needs, including the latest info on nutrition, exercise, smoking, diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure and other factors that affect your risk for heart disease. Sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health.

MedlinePlus
Browse the collection of the National Library of Medicine and other government agencies and health-related organizations. You can also find lots of information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, health news, and clinical trial information. Sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Healthfinder.gov
Includes a health library, a medical dictionary, and links to over 1,700 health-related organizations. Information is also available regarding health care providers, ratings of hospitals and nursing homes, and health insurance. The site is also available in Spanish. Sponsored by the US Office of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and its National Health Information Center

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
A resource for patients, health professionals, and researchers on heart, lung, blood, blood vessel, and sleep disorders. Features handouts and fact sheets on many health topics, as well as information on clinical trials and support networks. Maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health

The Heart Healthy Handbook for Women
This handbook, published for free by the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute, provides general information on heart disease in women, along with practical suggestions for reducing your risk of heart-related problems. Includes updated information on risk factors and the warning signs of a heart attack.

HealingChronicDisease.org
A multimedia resource for patients living with chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and chronic pain. Includes information on complementary medicine to manage heart disease, such as nutrition, mind-body therapy, and psychological approaches. Developed by The Continuum Center for Health and Healing at Beth Israel Medical center and sponsored by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

LearnYourLipids.com
Patient information from the National Lipid Association including information about the different types of cholesterol and lipids and tips on how to achieve healthy levels. Includes a list of questions to ask your doctor and a tool that allows you to search for a lipid specialist in your area.

MayoClinic.com
General information on the causes, prevention, and treatment of heart disease from the Mayo Clinic.

Healthcare Info

Order a Medical ID - In an emergency, an engraved medical ID bracelet or necklace can provide time-saving and easy access to life-saving medical information. Medical IDs should be worn by those living with chronic or rare medical conditions, allergies and those taking multiple medications or blood thinners.
Find a Doctor – American Medical Association
Find a Doctor by State – Association of State Medical Board Executive Directors
Find a Cardiac Surgeon – Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
Find a Doctor Who Accepts Medicare – Scroll down and click “Find a Doctor”
Find a Registered Dietician – American Dietetic Association
Find a Heart Rhythm Specialist – Heart Rhythm Society
Find a Women’s Heart Center – WomenHeart.org
Check a Hospital’s Accreditation Status — Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Compare Hospitals – How does your hospital do in patients with certain conditions?
Medicaid and Medicare Info – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Support Groups & Advocacy

WomenHeart
WomenHeart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, offers information and resources for women living with heart disease, including information on diagnosis and treatment, a national listing of women’s heart centers, research studies, and a bookstore. Founded in 1998 by three women who had heart attacks in their 40s and faced many obstacles during their recoveries, the WomenHeart is the nation's only patient advocacy organization representing the 8 million American women living with heart disease.

The WomenHeart Community
The WomenHeart Community is an online support community for women with heart disease, their families, and friends. Members can create a free profile, participate in discussions, and share blogs in a secure and supportive environment. Discussions cover a wide variety of topics, from experiences with medical treatments to emotional and psychological issues.

The Heart Truth Campaign
A national awareness campaign for women about heart disease. The goal of the Heart Truth campaign is to give women a personal and urgent wake-up call about their risk of heart disease. The site includes information on upcoming Heart Truth events and how you can get involved in the campaign. Sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

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