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Women's Health

Reliable women’s health information to inspire you to live a happier, healthier life. Topics include safe medication use, pregnancy, food safety, and cosmetics safety. For more information: Privacy Policy:

Women's Health

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Making small changes to your night time habits may help you get the sleep you need. #insomnia #SleepAwarenessWeek

See examples of how sex and gender influence health in this infographic from the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health! #sexinscience

Infographic: How Sex and Gender Influence Health and Disease

Daily use of aspirin to prevent heart attacks or a stroke is not right for everyone. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use aspirin. Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines and supplements you take. #HeartMonth

Each February, FDA observes American Heart Month to help raise awareness about heart disease and the agency’s role in developing and approving treatments for heart disease. On the first Friday in February, FDA celebrates National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Learn more about what you can do to stay heart healthy. #WearRedDay #ActsofRed

Use and share CDC’s Birth Defects Infographic to raise awareness that birth defects are common, costly, and critical. Pin it to your Pinterest boards too!

CDC | Infographic, Birth Defects | NCBDDD

Learn ways to stick to your New Year’s resolution and be smoke-free.

Smoking - Medicines To Help You Quit

#Listeriosis Outbreak: Throw away commercially-produced, prepackaged #caramel #apples including those containing nuts, sprinkles, chocolate, or other toppings. Click to learn more.

U S Food and Drug Administration Home Page

Certain acne products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare, but serious and potentially life-threatening, allergic reactions or severe irritation. Find out what to do if you experience an allergic reaction.

Topical Acne Products Can Cause Dangerous Side Effects

Women and their health care providers can look forward to getting more useful and up-to-date information over the next few years about the effects of medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Pregnant? Breastfeeding? Better Drug Information Is Coming

Do you know the correct dosing and guidelines for giving acetaminophen to children? Check out our graphic for tips and download a daily medicine record here:

It's Contact Lens Health Week! Get all of our tips for keeping your eyes safe.

Contact Lens Care

Be an effective caregiver: Create and maintain a comprehensive file of information about the person you are caring for. Use this patient file checklist to help :) #NLMCares

Caregiver Action Network - Patient File Checklist

Current statistics on the burden of prediabetes in the United States—and resources available to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. You can help keep your family safe by making wise buying decisions at the grocery store. Find out more ways to safely handle produce.

Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving it Safely

5 questions, 5 answers about breast cancer care.

5 Questions to Ask Before Breast Cancer Treatment

Pregnancy terms have changed. "Term" has been replaced by more specific definitions that communicate the importance of the last few weeks of pregnancy in infant development. Learn why the new term pregnancy definitions are important to ensuring the best outcomes for mom and baby.

Make sure that your mammography facility is certified. Certification ensures that your mammogram is high-quality enough to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Click to use our database to find a certified facility in your area.

How often you need a Pap test depends on your age and health history. Find out what regular means for you.

It's National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Learn important facts about HIV/AIDS, including how to protect yourself and how to get tested. #NLAAD

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Follow these steps from our Pink Ribbon Sunday Guide to organize a mammography event in your community.

Ensure the safe and proper use of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Medication Safety for Women

Physical activity can reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer!

National Women's Health Week: Get active

Children under 2 years old are at risk for a rare, but serious—and sometimes fatal—condition that can result from the use of teething-relief products containing benzocaine. Learn the danger signs.

Is using hormones during menopause right for you? Read more about it, and then talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Learn about your risk for osteoporosis and treatment options.