Here are some recommended online resources focused on women's health:
BRACAnalysis ®: Hereditary Cancer Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. - a genetic test that confirms the presence of a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. BRCA mutations are responsible for the majority of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. People with a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have risks of up to 87% for developing breast cancer and up to 44% for developing ovarian cancer by age 70. Mutation carriers previously diagnosed with cancer also have a significantly increased risk of developing a second primary cancer. Genetic testing, specifically the BRACAnalysis test, identifies patients who have these mutations.
BRACAnalysis is a simple blood test or oral rinse sample to find out if you have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. Knowing the results may help you and your healthcare provider act before cancer has a chance to develop.
Heredity Cancer Quiz
- Panaroma Prenatal Testing- Panorama is a non-invasive prenatal test that looks for certain chromosome conditions in the baby. It requires only a blood draw and it is safe for mother and baby. At our office we offer this test at the second visit between 11 1/2 - 13 1/2 weeks at the same time as the ultrasound done for nuchal translucency.
Fitness/Weight Loss/Healthy Eating
- Rush-Copley Healthplex - one of the nation's largest hospital-based fitness centers in the nation, located right on the Rush-Copley campus. Here, you can take advantage of the indoor track, a full range of cardiovascular equipment,swimming pools, yoga/pilates studio, tennis courts and more. They also have many group classes to choose for all fitness levels including prenatal yoga and postnatal yoga. For those of you who have recently recovered from childbirth at Rush-Copley, don't forget to take advantage of Rush-Copley's gift to you, a 30-day individual membership.
- Choosemyplate.gov - Find out more information on the new food pyramid and its 12 models geared to different people. Also view their online tools, and dietary guidelines.
- Weight Control Information Network - Discover information on up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.
- 17 Day Diet - The 17 Day Diet was created by Dr. Mike Moreno, a family practice physician in California. The diet involves a series of 17 day cycles with adjustments in the composition of the foods you eat.
- Weight Watchers - Find out more about the Weight Watchers programs that are designed to help participants lose weight by forming helpful habits, eat smarter, get more exercise and provide support.
The North American Menopause Society - Find reliable information on the symptoms of menopause, early menopause, and perimenopause, as well as various treatment options, including bioidentical hormone therapy.
General Health Information