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Resources for Real Women


Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age: Your Checklist for Health
Women who want to stay healthy and prevent disease should get certain screening tests, take preventive medicine (if needed), and practice healthy behaviors. This checklist represents advice from members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on what to discuss with your doctor.

Women and Medicines: What You Need to Know
Read this information to learn about how medicines can work differently in women and men and what you can do to help your medicines work best for you.

Surgery Choices for Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Women with early-stage breast cancer may be able to choose which type of breast surgery to have. Treatment for breast cancer usually begins a few weeks after diagnosis. In these weeks, women should meet with a surgeon, learn about surgery choices, and then choose which kind of surgery to have.

Common Uterine Conditions: Options for Treatment
If you have a problem that affects your uterus or another part of your reproductive system, this information explains most of the problems that can affect a woman's reproductive system and ways the problems can be treated, including medication, surgery, and other kinds of treatments.

What You Need To Know About...Episiotomy
Research shows that routine use of episiotomies does not keep the mother's skin from tearing during birth. It does not speed up a normal birth. It does not help avoid the bladder control problems women sometimes get after having a baby.

Women's Health Highlights: Recent Findings
The vigorous intramural and extramural research program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality focuses principally on health care quality and the outcomes of health care services. Examples of AHRQ's current and completed research projects concerning conditions especially important to women are described here.

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