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Women's Health

Spotlight:Women's Health Program
An overview and pathfinder to consumer decision aids and  
clinical information on prevention and treatment
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Overview
AHRQ Focus on Research: Health Care for Women
AHRQ Women's Health Highlights: Program Brief
A Wake-up Call to Advance Women's HealthNew

Agency Press Releases
9/8/04 New Study Estimates That Some Pregnant Women Are Prescribed Drugs Which May Be Considered Unsafe During Pregnancy
4/29/04 New AHRQ Tool for PDAs Helps Clinicians Select Preventive Services by Age and Gender
3/23/04 New Study Indicates that Hysterectomy Leads to Better Outcomes and Greater Patient Satisfaction than Medicine for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Research Activities: Online Newsletter
Summarizes study findings relating to women's health

Consumer Materials
Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age
Common Uterine Conditions: Options for Treatment
You Can Quit Smoking Kit

Clinical Information by Topic:
Cancer / Cardiovascular Disease / Data / Depression / Diet & Exercise / Gynecology / Health Disparities / Maternal Health & Pregnancy / Medication Use / Musculoskeletal Conditions / Violence Against Women

Cancer

Antioxidant Supplements, Prevention and Treatment of Cancer: Evidence Report (October 2003)
Breast and Cervical Cancer Research Highlights (June 2003)
Breast Cancer Chemoprevention: Recommendations (July 2002)
Breast Cancer Screening: Recommendations (February 2002)
Cervical Cancer Screening: Recommendations (January 2003)
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Recommendations (July 2002)
Ovarian Cancer Screening: Recommendations (May 2004)
Specific Breast Abnormalities, Diagnosis and Management: Evidence Report (September 2001)

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Cardiovascular Disease

Antioxidant Supplements, Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: Evidence Report (June 2003)
Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: Recommendations (January 2002)
Blood Pressure Monitoring Outside of the Clinic Setting: Evidence Report (November 2002)
Coronary Heart Disease in Women, Selected Topics: Evidence Report (May 2003)
Coronary Heart Disease in Women, Systematic Reviews: Evidence Report (May 2003)
Diabetes Mellitus, Adult type 2 Screening: Recommendations (February 2003)
Garlic Effects on Cardiovascular Risks and Disease: Evidence Report (October 2000)
Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, Pharmacologic Management: Evidence Report (July 2003)
High Blood Pressure Screening: Recommendations (July 2003)
Lipid Disorder Screening: Recommendations (March 2001)
Obesity Screening: Recommendations (December 2003)
Research on Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Fact Sheet (October 2003)

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Data

Care of Women in U.S. Hospitals, 2000: HCUP Fact Book (October 2002)
Women in the Health Care System: Health Status, Insurance, and Access to Care: MEPS Research Findings (March 2002)

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Depression

Depression Treatment—Newer Pharmacotherapies: Evidence Report (March 1999)
Depression Screening: Recommendations (May 2002)

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Diet & Exercise

Antioxidant Supplements, Prevention and Treatment of Cancer: Evidence Report (October 2003)
Antioxidant Supplements, Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: Evidence Report (June 2003)
Garlic Effects on Cardiovascular Risks and Disease: Evidence Report (October 2000)
Healthy Diet: Recommendations (January 2003)
Obesity Screening: Recommendations (December 2003)
Physical Activity: Recommendations (August 2002)
Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Recommendations (June 2003)

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Gynecology

Cervical Cytology: Evidence Report (January 1999)
Chlamydial Infection Screening: Recommendations (March 2001)
Common Uterine Conditions: Options for Treatment (December 1997)
Health Services Research on Hysterectomy and Alternatives (August 1998)
Treatment of Common Non-Cancerous Uterine Conditions, Issues for Research (July 1995)
Uterine Fibroids, Management: Evidence Report (January 2001)

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Health Disparities

Health Care for Minority Women: Program Brief (May 2002)
Low Birthweight in Minority and High-Risk Women (August 1998)

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Maternal Health & Pregnancy

Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy Screening: Recommendations (April 2001)
Breastfeeding Counseling: Recommendations (July 2003)
Chronic Hypertension During Pregnancy, Management: Evidence Report (July 2003)
Findings from the 1992-98 Patient Outcomes Research Team on Low Birthweight: Clinical Highlight (January 2000)
Gestational Diabetes Screening: Recommendations (February 2003)
Improving Maternal Health Care: Conference Summary (June 2002)
Low Birthweight in Minority and High-Risk Women (August 1998)
Preterm Labor, Management: Evidence Report (January 1999)
Prolonged Pregnancy, Management: Evidence Report (March 2002)
Telemedicine for the Medicare Population: Pediatric, Obstetric, and Clinician-Indirect Home Interventions: Evidence Report (August 2001)
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: Evidence Report (March 2003)

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Medication Use

Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: Recommendations (January 2002)
Blood Pressure Monitoring Outside of the Clinic Setting: Evidence Report (November 2002)
Heart Failure and Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, Pharmacologic Management: Evidence Report (July 2003)
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Recommendations (October 2002)
S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe) for Depression, Osteoarthritis, and Liver Disease: Evidence Report (August 2002)

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Musculoskeletal Conditions

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Defining and Managing: Evidence Report (September 2001)
Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women, Diagnosis and Monitoring: Evidence Report (February 2001)
Osteoporosis Screening: Recommendations (September 2002)

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Violence Against Women

Evaluating Domestic Violence Programs: Assessment Tool (September 2002)
Medical Examination and Treatment for Victims of Sexual Assault: Evidence-based Clinical Practice and Provider Training: Report to Congress (September 2003)
Women and Domestic Violence: Programs and Tools That Improve Care for Victims (June 2004)

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