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This section of the Women’s Health web site has information on health issues for women over 50, and provides links to easy-to-understand and reliable online health information. The health topics topics are offered by the National Institute of Health/Senior Health. Each topic includes general background information, open-captioned videos, quizzes and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Important Links
Alzheimer's Disease
Arthritis
Balance Problems

Breast Cancer
Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's
Colorectal Cancer
Diabetes
Diabetic Retinopathy

Exercise for Older Adults
Glaucoma
Taking Medicines
Hearing Loss
Low Vision
Lung Cancer
Macular Degeneration
Cataract
Problems with Smell
Problems with Taste
Prostate Cancer
Shingles
Use of Medicines
Sleep and Aging

Health Topics for Low Vision Users

Physical Activity
Physical Activity Helps Seniors Age Successfully
Physical Activity and Health
You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging
Strength Training for Older Adults
Iowans Fit for Life
Lighten Up Iowa

Nutrition
Iowa Nutrition Network
Nutrition.gov
Eat 5 to 9 a Day for Better Health
Chef Charles
Pick a better snack
MyPyramid

Additional Health Information
Young at Heart: Tips for Older Adults
Menopause and Hormone Therapy
Heart Health
Iowa Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Other Topics of Interest
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Information
Medicaid / Medicare Questions
Advance Directives / Living Wills

Publications
Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005

State/National Resources
Iowa Dept. of Elder Affairs
Iowa Dept. of Public Health
University of Iowa Center on Aging
Growing Older - ISU Extension to Families
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
National Women's Health Information Center
National Institute of Health/Senior Health
National Institute on Aging
Aging Well/Living Well

Phone Resources
Iowa Concern Hotline 1-800-447-1985
Bets Off - 1-800-BETS OFF
Iowa Healthy Families Line - 1-800-369-2229
National Women's Health Information and Referral Service - 1-800-994-WOMAN (9662)
Families Answer Line -1-800-262-3804
Quitline Iowa - 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

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Contact person: Janet Beaman
Technical contact: Tammy Jacobs

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