Tuesday, May 13, 2008

National Women's Health Week

National Women's Health Week - May 11 - 17, 2008 - It's Your Time: Get Inspired. Get Healthy.

A fan of 10linksaday wrote in to tell us that it's National Women's Health Week! Time for all of the ladies to get healthy by taking action. This initiative encourages women to make their health a top priority and take simple steps for a longer, healthier and happier life. Today we bring you 10 ideas on where to go to reach this initiative. Thanks to Nattybo for sending in this fantastic subject matter!

Today's 10linksaday: Ladies, it's time to get healthy!
  1. Join the Woman's Challenge
  2. Visit Healthywomen.org for great ideas
  3. Read decade by decade health guides: Your 20s | Your 30s | Your 40s | Your 50s | Your 60s | Your 70s]
  4. Women, Skin Health & Beauty
  5. Join the Women's Health Coalition
  6. Which tests will you need at your next check-up?
  7. Visit the Women's Health Expo!
  8. Join the Society for Women's Health Research
  9. Visit EngenderHealth
  10. Get ideas for Women's Health


HoneyFlora said...

From Anna

Since it is women's health week (as I just read in your latest post!), the topic of HPV and its link to cervical cancer is especially relevant. Would you consider doing a post on HPV?

Here are a few key facts:

-Cervical cancer is the only cancer with a single-known cause--the human papilloma virus.

-Approx. 80% of women will get one or more types of HPV by age 50.

-The pap alone is not foolproof when it comes to detecting HPV-- it can miss up to half the time.

-When combined with the pap, the HPV Test is virtually 100% accurate in identifying women at risk for cervical cancer.
I'll attach three fact sheets to this e-mail. One is about cervical cancer, one is about the HPV vaccine, and one is about the HPV test.

Here are some relevant links:

-Informative videos and patient success stories:


-Information specifically about the HPVtest: http://www.thehpvtest.com

-A news story on the link between HPV and cervical cancer:

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/st ory?section=news/health&id=612 6570

-HPV information from the Center for Disease Control and prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/STD/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm

-Cervical cancer information from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/

-Information about the HPV vaccine: www.cdc.gov/std/Hpv/STDFact-HPV-vaccine.htm

I hope you'll post on this! Let me know if you have any questions!

HoneyFlora said...

From Trisha @ http://www.ideasforwomen.com

I did know it was National Women's
Health Week and I've been blogging about it this week. Here are some topics to her recent posts about this topic...

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