Health Information Resources

Here are some useful online information resources to help you research health issues. We’ll continue this list in the next few issues of Healthy Perspectives.

(Note: This list is intended as a general reference, and doesn’t imply endorsement by Women’s Care physicians of these resources or of information provided by these resources.)

•General health
A service of The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Medline Plus is a huge database, and a good place to start any health research, for health information about women, men and children of all ages.
A service of the National Health Information and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. This is another good place to start any health research, for women, men and children of all ages.
Provides a health consumer portal to objective health care and lifestyle information.

•General women’s health
The Department of Health & Human Services’ source of information on women’s health.
Information from the National Women’s Health Resource Center, including a link to specific health guides for women in each decade of life.

The North American Menopause Society—Information on perimenopause, early menopause, menopause symptoms, long-term effects of estrogen loss, and a wide variety of strategies and therapies to enhance health.
The Medline Plus directory of articles, brochures and research related to menopause, including symptoms /diagnosis, treatment, alternative therapy, exercise, coping.
Information on medication risk factors, hormone treatment, treatment of symptoms and downloadable brochures.