Patient Education Resources
Asthma, Allergies & Immunology
Asthma Education Resources – American College of Chest Physicians
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing. It can affect adults or children.
Asthma Programs and Educational Materials – Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
AAFA is an asthma and allergy patient organization that offers educational programs and tools for patients, caregivers, and health professionals.
Helpful Handouts – Asthma Education Resources – Palo Alto Medical Foundation
PAMF allergy specialists created this series of quick reference handouts on a variety of topics for children and adults with asthma.
Asthma – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Asthma causes one’s airways to become sore and swollen. An attack means a person’s lungs are getting less air. Learn about two types of treatment.
Asthma Diagnosis, Treatment, Triggers – Patient Education – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Find valuable information regarding asthma diagnosis and treatment, as well as trigger signs and actions to prevent an attack from patient education.
Asthma – American Academy of Family Physicians
This collection features AFP content on asthma and related issues, including allergens, beta agonists, chronic cough, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, inhalers, and wheezing.
Asthma Education – Resources for Living Well with Asthma – Palo Alto Medical Foundation [VIDEO]
Allergy and Asthma – Resources – Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society
Allergy Library – American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunolog [ENGLISH & SPANISH]
The AAAAI offers articles written and reviewed by experts on allergies.
Immune Deficiencies Library – American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunolog [ENGLISH & SPANISH]
The AAAAI offers articles written and reviewed by experts on immune deficiencies.
Allergy Resources & Patient Education Tools – Flonase Allergy Relief (GSK)
Food Allergy Resources – Food Allergy Research & Education, Inc.
The resources on this page are many of the most requested materials. They can be easily downloaded and distributed to help advance education, advocacy and awareness related to food allergies.
Education Topics for Patients – Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology – University of Rochester Medical Center
Patient Education and Resources – Allergy – Penn State Children’s Hospital
Find information and resources from Penn State Children’s Hospital to help you manage your child’s allergy or immune disorder.
Brain Awareness Week – Resources – The Dana Foundation
Neurology Resources – American Academy of Neurology
Neurology Brochures – American Academy of Neurology
Brain Basics – National Institute of Mental Health
Welcome. Brain Basics provides information on how the brain works, how mental illnesses are disorders of the brain, and ongoing research that helps us better understand and treat disorders. Mental disorders are common. You may have a friend, colleague, or relative with a mental disorder, or perhaps you have experienced one yourself at some point. Such disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and many others.
Brain Diseases – Resources – American Brain Foundation
Alzheimer’s – Patient Information, Education & Care – Alzheimer’s Association
Patient information handouts, education resources and patient care guidelines for Alzheimer’s and other dementias
Alzheimer’s – Educational Materials – Alzheimer’s Association
For care professionals, a collection of free informational handouts to educate patients and family members about Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Alzheimer’s care: Simple tips for daily tasks – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Helpful Resources for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease – BrightFocus Foundation
Organizations that provide resources to understanding and living with Alzheimer’s disease, as both a patient and caregiver.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiving – Family Caregiver Alliance
Patient Education – Parkinson’s Disease – Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Inc.
Education – Parkinson’s Disease – National Parkinson Foundation
Movement Disorders – Patient Education – International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS)
Resources for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease – Boston University School of Medicine
Multiple Sclerosis Patient Education – Cleveland Clinic
Find out more about MS through patient education material from Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research.
Patient Resources – Multiple Sclerosis – National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Brochures – Multiple Sclerosis – National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Multiple Sclerosis Society provides free resources for people living with MS and others.
Living With Multiple Sclerosis – UCSF Medical Center
Disorder Index – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Caring for patients in respiratory failure – American Nurse Today
Patient Education – Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University
Respiratory System History and Examination. Information page – Patient (Patient information Publications & Egton Medical Information Systems Ltd)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatments – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
Living well with lung disease – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
Living well with lung disease. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers.
Pneumonia – Overview – American Academy of Family Physicians
Learn about the types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pneumonia, a potentially serious lung infection.
COPD Education & Patient Education Materials – COPD Foundation – COPD Foundation [REGISTRATION REQUIRED]
COPD education and patient education materials will help family members and caregivers manage their loved one’s COPD.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – American Thoracic Society [PDF]
COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Discharge Instructions for Emphysema – – Fairview Health Services
Emphysema – Wexner Medical Center, Ohio State University [PDF]
Emphysema – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Emphysema is a type of COPD. COPD makes it hard to breathe. The most common cause of Emphysema is smoking. Learn about symptoms and treatment.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Information Guide – Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation [PDF]
ATS: Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Education Center – American Thoracic Society
Patient education series: Chronic bronchitis and emphysema – Lippencott NursingCenter – Wolters Kluwer [REGISTRATION REQUIRED]
Cancer – Patient Education Publications – National Cancer Institute (NIH)
Cancer Counseling & Support: Patient & Caregiver Education – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
ASCO Answers Patient Education Materials – American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Cancer Patient & Family Education Center – OncoLink – Penn Medicine
OncoLink, the Web’s first cancer resource,provides comprehensive information on coping with cancer, cancer treatments, cancer research advances, continuing medical education, cancer prevention, and clinical trials
Patient Education Materials: Cancer – Miscellaneous Related Materials – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Find a comprehensive list of cancer patient education materials, ranging from cancer screenings to administering chemotherapy at home.
Patient Education and Cancer Information – UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer – Patient Education – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bladder Cancer – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
Bladder Cancer. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.
Breast Cancer – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women during their lives. Here’s what you need to know about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Breast Cancer Risk Factors – UCSF Medical Center
Colon and Rectal Cancer Follow-Up Care – American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening – UCSF Medical Center
Colorectal Cancer – American College of Gastroenterology
Understanding Endometrial Cancer – Foundation for Women’s Cancer [PDF]
We have Kidney Cancer – Kidney Cancer Association [ONLINE BOOK]
About Kidney Cancer – Kidney Cancer Association
Leukemia Patient Education – Baylor Scott & White Health
Health information and images related to leukemia.
Leukemia & Lymphoma – Information Booklets – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Download PDFs or request free information booklets on blood cancer topics.
Leukemia – General – Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Lung Cancer Education Resources – American College of Chest Physicians
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells within the body. Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in both men and women.
Diseases of the Lung: Lung cancer – non-small cell – UCLA Health System
The UCLA Lung Cancer Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of experts who are dedicated to the prevention, detection, treatment, and research of lung cancer.
Melanoma Educational Materials – Melanoma Research Foundation
Help spread the word about the dangers of tanning and about melanoma! Download or order educational materials designed for use at schools, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health fairs and worksites.
Melanoma – American Academy of Dermatology
Comprehensive information about melanoma, including its cause and treatment options.
Understanding Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – Lymphoma Research Foundation [PDF]
Non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) – Cancer Research UK
All about non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including symptoms, causes, different types of NHL, tests, treatments, how to cope, and current research.
Pancreatic Cancer Patient Education – Pancreatic Cancer Center – U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center
A listing of the available patient education materials covering pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts and other diseases of the pancreas.
Facing Pancreatic Cancer – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Thyroid Cancer – American Thyroid Association, Inc.
Thyroid Cancer- For the Newly Diagnosed – Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
Your Endocrine System Resource – Endocrine Society
Endocrine – Patient Education Site – American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES)
Patient Education at the Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology – Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology
All Endocrine Disorders – Vertical Health LLC
Patient Education & Handouts – American Diabetes Association [ONLINE STORE]
What’s New? – Diabetes Connection – Washington State Diabetes Network
Diabetes Self Management Patient Education Materials – Johns Hopkins Medicine
Diabetes Patient Education Materials – National Diabetes Education Initiative – Ashfield Healthcare Communications
Diabetes – Patient Education Handouts – Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Adrenal Insufficiency Symptoms and Treatment – Endocrine Society
When the cortex does not make enough steroid hormones, adrenal insufficiency occurs. Read more about the symptoms and treatment of this adrenal gland disorder.
Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease) – Disorders – Knowledge Base – Pituitary Network Association
The Pituitary Network Association is an international non-profit organization for patients with pituitary tumors and disorders, their families, loved ones, and the physicians and health care providers who treat them.
Living With Cushing’s – Cushing’s Support & Research Foundation
Cushing’s Syndrome & Disease – Self-Management – Educational Source for Pituitary Diseases & Disorders – Pituitary Society
Gigantism and Acromegaly: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology and Etiology – Medscape
Gigantism refers to abnormally high linear growth due to excessive action of insulinlike growth factor I (IGF-I) while the epiphyseal growth plates are open during childhood. Acromegaly is the same disorder of IGF-I excess but occurs after the growth plate cartilage fuses in adulthood.
Gigantism – University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
Hyperthyroidism – American Thyroid Association, Inc. [PDF]
Subclinical Hyperthyroidism: What It Means to You – American Academy of Family Physicians
Cardiovascular Conditions – Patient Education Resources for Healthcare Professionals – American Heart Association
Heart Disease Educational Materials for Patients – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Risk Factors & Prevention – Heart Rhythm Society
Arrhythmias – University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
A Patient’s Guide to Living With Atrial Fibrillation – Circulation – American Heart Association
Living With Atrial Fribrillation – American College of Cardiology [PDF]
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) – Heart Rhythm Society
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart stops beating, abruptly and without warning. If this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. In addition, if the heartbeat is not restored with an electrical shock immediately, death follows within minutes. SCA accounts for more than 350,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.SCA accounts for more than 350,000 deaths in the U.S. each year and is one of the leading causes of death in the United States each year. In fact, SCA claims one life every 90 seconds, taking more lives each year than breast cancer, lung cancer or AIDS. Unfortunately, 95 percent of people who experience SCA die as a result, mainly because treatment within minutes is not accessible.
Cardiac Arrest – American Heart Association
What is cardiac arrest? What causes cardiac arrest? The American Heart Association explains the causes of cardiac arrest, the warning sign of cardiac arrest, the symptoms of cardiac arrest, your risk of cardiac arrest, emergency treatment for cardiac arrest, long-term care for post-cardiac arrest syndrome and cardiopulmonary rescucitation or CPR.
What Is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Sudden Cardiac Arrest – Texas Heart Institute
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is also called sudden cardiac death. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating, which stops oxygen-rich blood from reaching the brain and other organs.
What is Cardiac Rehabilitation? – American Heart Association
Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program designed to help improve your cardiovascular health if you have experienced heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty or heart surgery.
Recommended Framework for Cardiac Rehabilitation – National Heart Foundation of Australia [PDF]
Cardiac Rehabilitation Patient Education – Cardiac Rehabilitation – OSS Health Physicians
Discusses cardiac rehabilitation (rehab), which helps you feel better and reduce risk of future heart problems with exercise and lifestyle changes. Looks at rehab for people who have heart conditions such as heart attack, heart surgery, or heart failure.
Cardiomyopathy – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Cardiomyopathy – Texas Heart Institute
Cardiomyopathy means disease of the heart muscle. As it damages the muscle tone, it reduces the heart’s ability to pump blood to the rest of your body.
What Is Cardiomyopathy? – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Heart Disease Risk Factors for Children and Teenagers – Texas Heart Institute
Most of the risk factors that affect children can be controlled early in life.
Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease – Johns Hopkins Medicine
High Cholesterol Educational Materials for Patients – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Access publications for patients about high cholesterol and how to control it and prevent it.
Cholesterol – American Heart Association
What is cholesterol? The American Heart Association explains how cholesterol affect the heart. Learn about prevention of high cholesterol and treatment of high cholesterol, healthy cholesterol levels, ldl, hdl, athersclerosis, arteriosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, bad cholesterol, reducing cholesterol, cholesterol screening, cholesterol tracker, low cholesterol recipes and preventing high cholesterol.
Cholesterol – Patient Handouts – National Lipid Association
Cholesterol – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Your body needs some cholesterol, but too much can raise your risk of heart disease. Know the types (HDL and LDL), and how to lower high cholesterol.
Self-Care Guide for the Heart Failure Patient – Circulation – American Heart Association [PDF]
Diet and Congestive Heart Failure – UCSF Medical Center
Patient – Heart Failure Society of America – Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. (HFSA)
Understanding Heart Valve Problems and Causes – American Heart Association
Many heart valve problems can be identified by the presence of a murmur. This can indicate valve problems such as stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse and atresia.
What Is Heart Valve Disease? – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Heart Valve Disease – British Heart Foundation
Find out more about heart valve disease, what happens if a heart valve gets damaged, what causes heart valve disease, how it is diagnosed and treated
High Blood Pressure Educational Materials for Patients – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
View educations materials for patients related to high blood pressure.
High blood pressure (hypertension) Lifestyle and home remedies – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
High blood pressure – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment and prevention of hypertension.
High Blood Pressure or Hypertension – American Heart Association
The metabolic syndrome – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
Metabolic Syndrome: What Is It and What Can I Do About It? – American Academy of Family Physicians
What Is Metabolic Syndrome? – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Pericarditis – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
Pericarditis Medical Encyclopedia – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Pericarditis – Texas Heart Institute
An inflammation of the pericardium (a membrane that surrounds your heart).
Peripheral arterial disease – National Health Service (UK)
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common condition, in which a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to leg muscles.
What is Peripheral Arterial Disease? (PAD) – Symptoms & Treatment – The Circulation Foundation (UK)
About Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) – American Heart Association
Peripheral Artery Disease – Radiological Society of North America, Inc. (RSNA)
Current and accurate information about peripheral artery disease (PAD). Learn how doctors evaluate and treat this disease.
Let’s Talk About Stroke Patient Information Sheets – American Heart Association
Printable information sheets from the American Stroke Association on stroke and recovery
Educate Your Patients – Strokes – National Stroke Association
Stroke Patient Education Handouts – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Recovering After a Stroke: A Patient and Family Guide – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [PDF]
Stroke Patient Education Toolkit – Great Lakes Regional Stroke Network [PDF]
Patient Education Materials: Stroke – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Find a complete list of stroke-related patient education materials, including links to an overview of trans-cranial doppler and stroke risk factors.
Patient Handouts – UNC Blood Clot Outreach Program
Information for Patients about Blood Clot Prevention – Johns Hopkins Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Venous Thromboembolism Collaborative has developed an educational video and handout to better engage patients and their loved ones as partners in preventing blood clots.
Resources – Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
What is a Portable Defibrillator and How to Use it – Inside First Aid
Infectious Disease Patient Education Resources – Northwest Medical Specialties
Patient Education Materials: Infectious Diseases – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Find a list of infectious diseases, and read about them in our patient education materials. Diseases include chicken pox, hepatitis, the flu and pneumonia.
Overview – Infectious diseases – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Comprehensive overview covers general causes, treatments and prevention of infectious diseases.
Infectious Disease Information – National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
What You Should Know About Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Hemodialysis Patients and Their Families – National Kidney Foundation
TB and General Public Materials – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Patient information about C. difficile infection – HAI – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Infectious Diseases – For Patients & Public – Infectious Diseases Society of America
Infectious Disease – Medscape
Living With Arthritis: Health Information Basics for You and Your Family – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Handout on Health: Osteoarthritis – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Arthritis – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
Arthritis refers to inflammation of a joint. The inflammation can affect any of the important structures inside a joint, including the joint lining (synovium), bones, cartilage, or supporting tissues.
Diseases and Conditions Rheumatoid Arthritis – American College of Rheumatology
Information for patients and caregivers on rheumatoid arthritis (RA): what it is, causes, getting diagnosed, treatment options and tips for living with RA.
Arthritis – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthritis Self-Management Program- Patient Education – Stanford School of Medicine
Living with rheumatoid arthritis – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
Living with rheumatoid arthritis. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.
Living With Arthritis – Arthritis Foundation
Get information, resources and tools to help you live better with arthritis.
Arthritis Information – Patient Corner – Resources for the Arthritis Patient – Johns Hopkins Medicine
Rheumatology Patient Education – Hospital for Special Surgery
Rheumatology Patient Education from the rheumatology department at Hospital for Special Surgery
Patient Education Materials – Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Arthrits Patient Care, Joint, Joint Disease
Arthritis – Publications – National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (UK)
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Overview – American Academy of Family Physicians
What is Kidney (Renal) Infection – Pyelonephritis? – Urology Care Foundation
Pyelonephritis is a type of urinary tract infection where one or both kidneys become infected. They can be infected by bacteria or a virus. It can cause people to feel very sick and it requires treatment.
Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis) – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Lists the causes and symptoms of kidney infection. Explains the use of antibiotics to treat infection.
Urinary Tract Infection – Patient Education – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Learn more about urninary tract infections (UTI), including symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment options.
Kidney Infection – British Medical Journal [PDF]
Kidney infection – American Kidney Fund
Treating kidney infections right away can help prevent permanent kidney damage. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of kidney infections.
Urinary Tract Infection in Men – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
Urinary Tract Infection in Men. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.
Urinary tract infection (UTI) – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Urinary tract infection (UTI) – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment and possible home remedies.
Urinary tract infections in adolescents and adults – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
Urinary tract infection (UTI) – Women – Office on Women’s Health
National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Kidney diseases, conditions – Brochures – National Kidney Foundation
Kidney diseases, conditions – Patient Resources – National Kidney Foundation
Chronic kidney disease – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
Chronic Kidney Disease. Chronic renal failure information – Patient (Patient information Publications & Egton Medical Information Systems Ltd)
CKD/PreDialysis Education – American Association of Kidney Patients
Fabry Disease – American Association of Kidney Patients
Pediatric Kidney Disease – American Association of Kidney Patients
Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Men: Take Charge of Your Health – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Stay Healthy – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Men’s health: Prevent the top threats – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Men: Stay Healthy at 50+ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Testosterone therapy: Potential benefits and risks as you age – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Keeping Active and Healthy Eating for Men – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Provides men tips on how to create healthy habits by discussing weight, health and lifestyle choices.
The Top 10 Reasons Men Put Off Doctor Visits – American Heart Association
Heart disease kills more men than women. Why do some men refuse to go to the doctor regularly? The American Heart Association explains some of the top 10 reasons.
Belly fat in men: Why weight loss matters – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Bladder Control: What Men Need To Know – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases [PDF]
Cancer and Men Feature – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Every year, cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in the United States. Men can lower their risk for some of the most common kinds of cancer.
Low Testosterone in Men – Find Out More – Hormone Health Network
Low testosterone levels can have a significant impact on men’s health. Learn more about the causes and treatments for low testosterone at Hormone.org.
Men and Depression – National Institute of Mental Health
Men and women may experience depression very differently. This brochure describes common signs and symptoms, and treatment options for depression in men.
Men’s Reproductive Health: Overview – National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Men’s Reproductive Health: Overview
Osteoporosis in Men – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
This is a public information piece. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the skeleton to weaken and the bones to break. It poses a significant threat to millions of men in the United States. Despite these compelling figures, surveys suggest that a majority of American men view osteoporosis solely as a ‘woman’s disease.’ Moreover, among men whose lifestyle habits put them at increased risk, few recognize the disease as a significant threat to their mobility and independence.
Men’s Endocrine Health & Resources – Causes & Treatments for Low Testosterone & ED – American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
The endocrine system plays a vital role in men’s sexual health and hormones. Learn more about signs and treatments of low testosterone and erectile dysfunction.
Healthy Men – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Mental Health & Education – National Institute of Mental Health
Lists NIMH information resources for mental health topics, education and outreach efforts.
Mental Health Topics and Resources for Patients and Families – UCSF Medical Center
– American Psychiatric Association
Patient and Family Education Resources – Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MHSA) Division – Texas Department of State Health Services
Mental illness – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Warning Signs of Mental Illness – American Psychiatric Association
Mental Illness – Know the Warning Signs – National Alliance on Mental Illness
Learn to identify and talk about symptoms and behavior related to mental health. Find ways to get help, a diagnosis and treatment.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – National Institute of Mental Health
Explore information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including signs and symptoms, treatment, current science, and clinical trials.
ADHD: Adults – Shire US Inc.
ADHD and You is dedicated to helping patients understand ADHD and how it is managed.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – American Academy of Family Physicians
This collection features AFP content on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related issues, including the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of adults and children with ADHD.
Free Materials – ADHD – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), and in some cases, are overly active.
Anxiety Disorders – National Institute of Mental Health
Explore information about anxiety disorders, including signs and symptoms, treatment, research and statistics, and clinical trials. Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.
Brochures – Anxiety and Depression – Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Anxiety Disorders – American Academy of Family Physicians
Bipolar Disorder – National Institute of Mental Health
Explore information on bipolar disorder, including signs and symptoms, treatment, current research, and clinical trials.
Education on Depression & Bipolar Disorder – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Find brochures, podcasts, publications, and information about depression and bipolar disorder. Learn about DBSA events, Peer Specialist trainings, and public education initiatives.
BPD Overview – Borderline Personality Disorder – National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
Psychiatric Care – Patient and Family Resources – McLean Hospital
McLean has a variety of information for patients and families such as guides, list of support groups, hosted webinars, and mental health condition information.
Depression – National Institute of Mental Health
Explore information about depression (also known as depressive disorder or clinical depression), including signs and symptoms, treatment, research and statistics, and clinical trials. Examples of depressive disorders include persistent depressive disorder, postpartum depression (PPD), and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Depression: What You Need To Know – National Institute of Mental Health
This booklet contains information on depression (depressive disorder or clinical depression), including signs and symptoms, treatment and support options, and a listing of additional resources.
A Depression Education Toolkit – Weill Cornell Homecare Partnership [PDF]
Depression – Overview – American Academy of Family Physicians
Depression – American Psychiatric Association
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Basics – Child Mind Institute, Inc.
Eating Disorder Information, Education & Resources – Eating Disorder Hope
With the distorted images portrayed by the media or the many stereotypes that exist, it may be confusing to understand exactly what an eating disorder is or the various types of eating disorders. Having knowledge and understanding about the different
Index of Handouts – Eating Disorders – National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Eating Disorders Explained – Downloadable Fact Sheets – National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) (Australia)
If you have experienced an eating disorder or are concerned about someone you know you will find the latest information you need here.
Eating Disorders – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Did you know that more women than men have eating disorders? Learn more about eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating.
Eating Disorders – National Alliance on Mental Illness
Discover the symptoms, causes, diagnosis advice, treatment options and related conditions of eating disorders.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What It Is and How It’s Treated – American Academy of Family Physicians
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over – National Institute of Mental Health
A brochure on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that explains the signs, symptoms, and treatments.
Screening for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Handouts – PTSD – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Patient handouts and other materials and also informational handouts for providers who are assisting people with PTSD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – National Institute of Mental Health
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
What Can I Do if I Think I Have PTSD? – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Learn what to do and answer a questionnaire to see if you need to be assessed by a professional.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatment of this disorder.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Information for Patients about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Academy of Cognitive Therapy [PDF]
Schizophrenia – National Institute of Mental Health
Explore information on schizophrenia, including signs and symptoms, treatment, current science, and clinical trials.
Schizophrenia – Department of Psychiatric Nursing, The Ohio State University Medical Center [PDF]
Seasonal Affective Disorder – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a type of depression experienced by some people during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight.
Suicide Prevention – National Institute of Mental Health
NIMH Information on Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care Practices – Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Fact Sheets and Brochures – Overweight & Obesity – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Obesity Fact Sheets and Brochures. Learn more…
Weight Management Patient Education – Cleveland Clinic
Obesity – Cleveland Clinic Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism offers a comprehensive medical weight management program; helps people lose weight, avoid obesity-related conditions.
Obesity Patient Resources – American Medical Assosciation
Obesity – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Obesity – Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment and prevention of this serious health risk.
Understanding Adult Overweight and Obesity – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Provides information for those who may be at risk of developing weight-related health problems, explains how overweight and obesity are treated, and provides ideas for improving health at any weight.
What Are Overweight and Obesity? – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Health Risks of Overweight Children Education – UCSF Medical Center
Obesity and Pregnancy – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Learn how obesity can affect pregnancy, including the increased risk for conditions such as fetal macrosomia and gestational diabetes.
Obesity Treatment – Conditions & Treatments – UCSF Medical Center
Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips For Parents – National Diabetes Education Initiative – Ashfield Healthcare Communications [PDF]
Pain Medicine – Patient Education – American Academy of Pain Medicine
Online videos are now available in the Patient Education section of the AAPM website for patients to and learn more about managing their pain.
Patient Education: Pain – St Joseph’s Hospital Highland [PDF]
Pain Management Education – Cleveland Clinic
Chronic Pelvic Pain – Patient Education Brochure – International Pelvic Pain Society [PDF]
Patient Education Materials: Pain Control – UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Learn about effective pain treatments and how you can find relief from pain.
Managing Pain – Chronic Pain Management Information for Patients & Caregivers – Partners Against Pain: Purdue Pharma L.P.
Explore useful pain management information and join the Partners Against Pain advocacy community. Watch videos on managing pain and find patient pain management tools designed to help those living with chronic pain.
Pain Management – American Occupational Therapy Association
Coping with chronic pain – American Psychological Association
Mental and emotional wellness are both important — psychological techniques and therapy build resilience and teach chronic pain management.
Pain Management Programs – American Chronic Pain Association
Pain Management involves a team of health care providers working directly with the person with pain with a variety of measurement, interventions, and strategies for self-management designed to offer a
Quality of Life Scale – American Chronic Pain Association [PDF]
Pain Management Procedures and Patient Education – Gwinnett Medical Center
Chronic Pain – Overview – American Academy of Family Physicians
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for a long time. Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain.
Chronic Pain Information Page – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Chronic pain information page compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Pain: Hope Through Research – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Treatments for Managing Pain – American Society of Anesthesiologists
Pain medicine focuses on managing all types of pain. Anesthesiologists frequently are the pain managers for their patients
Patient and Family Education Materials – Preventive Health Program – MaineHealth
Preventive health care patient education – Priority health
Health Maintenance and Counseling – American Academy of Family Physicians
This collection features AFP content on health maintenance and counseling and related issues, including dietary and nutrition guidelines, health maintenance in children, lifestyle counseling, and physical activity.
Preventive Care – Information for Consumers – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Vitamins and Supplements Informational Guide – HypoGal
Dermatology – Patient education resources – American Academy of Dermatology
Check out the Academy’s wide variety of resources specifically for patients.
All About Rosacea – National Rosacea Society
Patient information about rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”), a chronic facial skin disorder often characterized by flare-ups and remissions.
Rosacea – InfoSheet – Canadian Dermatology Association [PDF]
Rosacea – British Association of Dermatologists [PDF]
Rosacea – American Academy of Dermatology
Rosacea often begins with facial redness that comes and goes.
Acne – American Academy of Dermatology
Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and acne cysts and nodules are types of acne that can be successfully treated.
Keratosis Pilaris – Seattle Children’s Hospital [PDF]
Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) – British Association of Dermatologists
Overview – Keratosis pilaris – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Keratosis pilaris – Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments of this bumpy skin condition.
Moles – American Academy of Dermatology
If you notice any of these warning signs, you should be checked by a dermatologist.
Skin Cancer Prevention – UCSF Medical Center
Seborrheic keratosis – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Seborrheic keratosis – Comprehensive overview includes symptoms and treatments of this common, noncancerous skin growth.
Seborrheic Keratosis Information – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Learn more about Seborrheic Keratosis, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment options and information at Mount Sinai.
Seborrheic keratosis – University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
Acanthosis nigricans – University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
Acanthosis nigricans – National Health Service (UK)
Acanthosis nigricans is the term for darkened, thickened patches of skin in the armpit and around the groin and neck. Find out about the main causes and treatments.
Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) – British Association of Dermatologists
Melasma – American Academy of Dermatology
Melasma causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face.
Tinea versicolor – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Tinea versicolor – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatments of this common skin infection.
Tinea versicolor – University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
Vitiligo – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Vitiligo causes white patches on your skin. It occurs when the cells that give your skin its color are destroyed. Learn about possible treatments.
Athlete’s Foot – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a contagious fungal infection that can affect any part of the foot, but usually begins between the toes. Learn more.
What You Should Know About Genital Warts – American Academy of Family Physicians
Head Lice – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Could that itchy, tickly feeling on your head be head lice? Learn about these tiny insects, such as how to tell if you have them, and how to treat it.
Genital Herpes – STD information from CDC – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Genital Herpes – STD Information from CDC. Facts, Statistics, Treatment, and Other Resources.
Nongenital Herpes Simplex Virus – American Academy of Family Physicians
Molluscum Contagiosum – Pox virus – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Molluscum contagiosum is an infection caused by a poxvirus (molluscum contagiosum virus). The result of the infection is usually a benign, mild skin disease characterized by lesions (growths) that may appear anywhere on the body. Within 6-12 months, Molluscum contagiosum typically resolves without scarring but may take as long as 4 years.
Molluscum contagiosum – American Academy of Dermatology
Molluscum contagiosum is a common and often harmless skin condition that is caused by a virus.
Scabies – University of California, Santa Cruz [PDF]
Scabies – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. Common all over the world and can affect anyone, learn treatments.
Shingles – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Shingles – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, vaccine for this painful condition affecting the nerves.
Shingles – Resources and References – Herpes Zoster – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Warts – American Academy of Family Physicians
Caring for Your Dry Skin – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dry skin relief – American Academy of Dermatology
Sweathelp – International Hyperhidrosis Society
International Hyperhidrosis Society is the nonprofit organization serving millions of people who suffer with excessive uncontrollable sweating and those who provide care. Online resources, treatment information, medical education, research, advocacy.
Hyperhidrosis – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Hyperhidrosis – Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments for excessive sweating.
Atopic dermatitis – American Academy of Dermatology
Contact dermatitis – American Academy of Dermatology
Dyshidrotic eczema – American Academy of Dermatology
Neurodermatitis – American Academy of Dermatology
Nummular dermatitis – American Academy of Dermatology
Stasis dermatitis – American Academy of Dermatology
Just Diagnosed – Alopecia Areata – National Alopecia Areata Foundation
The diagnosis of alopecia areata from a dermatologist usually follows weeks or months of shock, fear and confusion. The gradual hair loss associated with the disease can be discovered in many ways; unusual amounts of hair on a pillow, clumps of hair clogging the shower drain, a bald patch felt when putting hair up, or a comment made by a hair dresser.
Alopecia Areata Treatment, Causes & More – Cleveland Clinic
Learn about alopecia areata from the Cleveland Clinic. Read about medications used to treat alopecia, what causes alopecia areata and more.
FAQ’s – Alopecia Areata – National Alopecia Areata Foundation
What is alopecia areata? Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disease that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches. It occurs in males and females of all ages and races, but onset most often occurs in childhood.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa – Global Academy for Medical Education LLC. [PDF]
Diseases and Conditions Psoriatic Arthritis – American College of Rheumatology
Information on psoriatic arthritis for patients and caregivers: what it is, common causes, getting diagnosed, treatment options and tips for managing it.
Educational booklets – Psoriasis – National Psoriasis Foundation/USA
Expand your knowledge and improve your control over psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis with our educational booklets and fact sheets.
Psoriasis – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Some people also get psoriasis arthritis.
Basal cell carcinoma – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Basal cell carcinoma — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, prevention. Includes picture.
Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Conditions & Treatments – UCSF Medical Center
Basal cell carcinoma – American Academy of Dermatology
Comprehensive information about basal cell carcinoma, including its cause and treatment options.
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) – American Academy of Dermatology
This is a rare skin cancer that can grow deep into the skin, which makes treatment important.
Melanoma Educational Materials – Melanoma Research Foundation
Help spread the word about the dangers of tanning and about melanoma! Download or order educational materials designed for use at schools, hospitals, doctor’s offices, health fairs and worksites.
Melanoma – American Academy of Dermatology
Comprehensive information about melanoma, including its cause and treatment options.
Patient Education: Skin Cancer/Melanoma – Baylor Scott & White Health
Helpful information about skin cancer and melanoma, including links to articles and images, and more.
Merkel cell carcinoma – American Academy of Dermatology
Comprehensive information about merkel cell carcinoma, including its cause and treatment options.
Sebaceous gland carcinoma – Cancer Research UK
My sister has been diagnosed as having sebaceous gland carcinoma.
Sebaceous carcinoma – American Academy of Dermatology
Comprehensive information about sebaceous carcinoma, including its cause and treatment options.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) – Skin Cancer Foundation
Comprehensive physician-reviewed information about squamous cell carcinoma, including warning sign photos, causes, treatment, and risk factors.
Squamous cell carcinoma – American Academy of Dermatology
Comprehensive information about squamous cell carcinoma, including its cause and treatment options.
Skin cancer in people of color – American Academy of Dermatology
People of all colors, including those with brown and black skin, get skin cancer. Even if you never sunburn, you can get skin cancer.
Skin Cancer Information and Resources
Skin cancer is a common problem that results in roughly one million new diagnoses annually in the U.S.
Sleep Disorders & Problems – National Sleep Foundation
Discover everything you need to know about sleep disorders and problems, find articles from our experts and get the help you need with National Sleep Foundation.
Sleep Disorders – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Getting a good sleep is vital to your health, but many Americans don’t get enough. Learn about sleep disorders, treatments, and good sleep habits.
Sleep Disorders by Category – American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Sleep Disorders – The Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine – Stanford Health Care
A patient’s guide to living with irritable bowel syndrome – American Gastroenterological Association [PDF]
Bloating after Eating? – Digestion Relief Center
Why You Bloat After Meals And How to Fix it. Ever noticed that a pair of pants or a dress fits you fine, and then a few hours after eating your belly seems so bloated that you look like you swallowed a balloon? It’s embarrassing and annoying and can be a confidence killer in social situations. Do you have a bloated stomach after eating?
Definition and Facts for Irritable Bowel Syndrome – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms—including pain or discomfort in your abdomen and changes in your bowel movement patterns—that occur together.
Grumbling Guts? – National Institutes of Health
Most of us feel some discomfort in our guts now and then. But if you regularly feel aches in your abdomen, it might be a sign of a disorder called irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that affects about 1 in 5 Americans.
Introduction to IBS – International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc. (IFFGD)
IBS is best understood as a long-term or recurrent disorder of gastrointestinal (GI) functioning. It usually involves the large intestine (colon) and small intestine with disturbances of intestinal/bowel (gut) motor function (motility) and sensation.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – Overview – American Academy of Family Physicians
Patient Brochures – Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation publishes free educational brochures about IBD for health care professionals and the public.
Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis: A Guide for Parents – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Learning that your child has IBD can be difficult. The guide helps parents learn important issues about IBD including medication, disease management and about issues related to school and coping.
Educational Brochures – Crohn’s and Colitis – Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
The Facts about Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America [PDF]
What is Crohn’s Disease – Causes of Crohn’s – Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Learn about what Crohn’s disease is and the causes of Crohn’s from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Crohn’s disease – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Celiac Disease – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Celiac disease is an immune disorder in which people cannot tolerate gluten because it damages the inner lining of their small intestine and prevents it from absorbing nutrients.
Celiac Disease – American College of Gastroenterology
Bowel Control Problems (Fecal Incontinence) – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Explains causes, diagnosis, and treatment of fecal incontinence, or bowel control problems. Includes information about eating, diet, and nutrition, and fecal incontinence in children.
Bowel incontinence – Treatment – National Health Service (UK)
If you have bowel incontinence, your treatment plan will depend on your underlying condition and the pattern of your symptoms.
Fecal Incontinence – American College of Gastroenterology
Lactose Intolerance – UCSF Medical Center
Lactose intolerance – Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Lactose intolerance – Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, diet and self-care.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.
Diverticular disease – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Adults – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) happens when your stomach contents come back up into your esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a long-lasting and more serious form of GER.
Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in adults – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
Understanding GERD – American College of Gastroenterology
LifeLong Health provides educational resources for promoting healthy living including Power Point presentations, lifestyle change programs, books, DVD’s, and health assessments.
Patient Fact Sheet: Birth Control Pills – Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Reproductive Health – Patient Education Fact Sheets – Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Women’s Health – For Patients – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Healthy Pregnancy Diet and Lifestyle. Pregnancy advice – Patient (Patient information Publications & Egton Medical Information Systems Ltd)
Reproductive Health – FAQs – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Your birth control choices – Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP)
This patient fact sheet compares different birth control choices by efficacy in this colorful and easy to read chart.
HIV and Women – HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets – Education Materials – AIDSinfo, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Fact sheets about HIV/AIDS treatment information, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and HIV treatment side effects. All the fact sheets are written specifically for patients in easy to read language.
HIV and pregnancy – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
HIV – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
What is breast augmentation surgery? – American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Breast augmentation is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and improve symmetry of the breasts, or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.
Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Go Red For Women® – American Heart Association
Women with Heart Disease – National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
Mammography – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
Mammography. Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.
Mammograms fact sheet – Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mammography – U.S. National Library of Medicine
A mammography exam (mammogram) is an x-ray of the breast and is used to detect breast diseases like cancer. Find out how it works and what to expect.
Basic Facts About Breast Health: Mammograms – UCSF Medical Center
The Menopause Years – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Menopause occurs when a woman has no menstrual period for 12 months. Learn about menopause signs, symptoms, and treatments, including hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause – UpToDate.com – Wolters Kluwer
Menopause is defined as the time in a woman’s life, usually between age 45 and 55 years, when the ovaries stop producing eggs (ovulating) and menstrual periods end. After menopause, a woman can no longer get pregnant.Menopause does not happen suddenl
Menopause And Perimenopause – Symptoms & Information – Patient Education Center – Harvard Health Publications
Menopause And Perimenopause . Multimedia health information for patients, caregivers and providers supplied by Harvard Medical School.
Patient Fact Sheet: Perimenopause: Changes, Treatment, Staying Health – Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Perimenopause is the period of time before menopause when a womans body changes and is a normal transition in a womans life. Although each womans experience can be different, most women experience a decreased ability to become pregnant, and irregular and sometimes heavy menstrual periods. ARHPs fact sheet, Perimenopause: Changes, Treatment, Staying Healthy, provides women with guidance on perimenopause.
What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Uterus – National Cancer Institute (NIH)
Covers treatment options, follow-up care, and sources of support for someone recently diagnosed with cancer of the uterus.