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Breast Cancer
American Cancer Society


The breast cancer section provides information on prevention, risk factors, detection and symptoms, treatment options and a list of additional breast cancer resources. "Stories of Hope" profile survivors.
The Avon Foundation Breast Center at John Hopkins The Web site features topics, such as "Ask and Expert," a monthly breast cancer journal, research initiatives and treatment and diagnosis information.
Digestive Health
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America


A comprehensive site on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Includes advice on numerous aspects of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), research, clinical trials, news and a kids and teen section.
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Web site offers A to Z topics, clinical trials and statistics on the following health conditions: diabetes, digestive diseases, hematologic, kidney and urological diseases, endocrine and metabolic diseases. Also provides information on weight loss and nutrition. Many other links publications and resources.
Gastroenterological Association, American  The Patient Center provides resources on many digestive conditions, such as celiac disease, colorectal cancer, hemorrhoids, lactose intolerance and peptic ulcer disease. Links to various government sites.
Endometriosis Association Endo-Online, the voice of the Endometriosis Association, provides information and support to women and girls with endometriosis through news items, research, education and resources for the public and medical communities. Free brochures.
Epilepsy Foundation of America The Epilepsy Foundation is a national charitable organization working to help children and adults affected by seizures. Web site topics include education, research, advocacy and services. Also online interest groups for all ages. A store for related materials and links to the local chapter are also online.
Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia chapter Web site includes a newsletter, articles, advocacy issues, contacts, events an "Ask a Doctor" section and a listing of doctors.
Fibroids, Embolization Hampton Roads Center for Fibroid Embolization


Web site has fibroid basics, describes the five-step process at the office for treating them, frequently asked questions, physician information and links to other medical sites, support groups and articles.
National Women's Health Information Center NWHIC is a service of the Office of Women's Health in the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. Features include news; health information of special interest to pregnant, breastfeeding or minority women; health tools and tips; girls' health and Spanish materials. 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
National Institutes of Health
The female reproductive system section features a thorough list of topics from A to Z in MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine and NIH. Look up numerous conditions or click on  topics, such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, cancer and birth control.
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine The Jones Institute seeks innovative ways to treat patients experiencing infertility. The first IVF baby in the United States was born through its efforts. Offers services, such as IVF, donor egg and ovulation induction. Information on male and female fertility, fertility tests and fertility drugs.
March of Dimes With a mission to prevent birth defects and infant mortality, the March of Dimes Web site offers multiple resources, including pregnancy and infant health topics, perinatal statistics and professional topics. Visit the local March of Dimes chapter.
Osteoporosis Foundation, National A leading resource for people seeking up-to-date, medically sound information on osteoporosis. Web site features awareness programs, education, training and research. Disease information, risk factors, bone health, prevention, treatment and drug information. Sections for health professionals, support groups and advocacy are also featured.


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