Women's Health
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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
Balance Problems

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

Exercise for Older Adults
Taking Medicines
Hearing Loss
Low Vision
Lung Cancer
Macular Degeneration


Problems with Smell and Taste
Prostate Cancer
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

Smart Exercise for Senior Citizen

Iowa Nutrition Network
Fruits and vegetabls, 5 a day
Pick a better snack

Healthy Diet Reviews

Additional Health Information
Health 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

Addiction and Seniors
Alzheimer and Dimentia: Financial Planning for Patients and Families
Elder Abuse Guide

Pocket Guide to Staying Healthy at 50+
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015

State/National Resources
Iowa Dept. on Aging
Iowa Dept. of Public Health
University of Iowa Center on Aging
Human Sciences Extension and Outreach: Aging
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
National Women's Health Information Center
National Institute of Health/Senior Health
National Institute on Aging
Healthy Aging

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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