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Breastfeeding - A Healthy Start for Mom and Baby
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) needs your help in spreading the word about the benefits of breastfeeding. Today is a good time to start.
External linkpdf file HPV Vaccine: Questions and Answers [PDF 1.2MB]
This human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Questions and Answers sheet will explore Gardasil, the vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases in females caused by certain types of genital HPV. It protects against four HPV types, which together cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts.
External linkpdf file ABC's...Pregnancy Tips (A-Z): Having a Healthy Pregnancy [PDF | 87KB] Exit Disclaimer
Not all birth defects can be prevented, but a woman can take some actions that increase her chance of having a healthy baby. Many birth defects happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant. Remember that about half of all pregnancies are unplanned.
External linkpdf file Osteoporosis and African American Women
This fact sheet looks at osteoporosis, a bone disease that makes bones fragile and susceptible to fracture, in African American women. Risk factors, diet and nutrition, prevention and treatment are also discussed.
External link NWHIC Prevention Chart
"Women living long, living well with preventive screening tests and immunizations" is a publication developed by the National Women's Health Information Center. This chart lists general screenings and immunization guidelines for women.
External link Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for HPV Vaccine (Interim Version)
This guide will provide you with what you need to know about the genital human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. It is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. There are about 40 types of HPV. About 20 million people in the U.S. are infected, and about 6.2 million more get infected each year.
External linkpdf file Basic Facts about Cervical Cancer and the Pap Test
Use this guide to get the basics and learn what you could do to prevent cervical cancer.
External linkpdf file HPV: Common Infection. Common Reality
Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is not a new virus. But many people are not aware of it because it usually has no symptoms and goes away on its own — without causing any health problems. Learn the facts and find out why at least 50% of sexually active people will get genital HPV.
External linkpdf file Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health
Both pregnancy and breastfeeding cause changes and place extra demands on a woman’s body. Some of these may have an affect on her bones.

Read this guide to discover the dynamic relationship between pregnancy and bone health.

External linkpdf file HHS Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding
The Blueprint for Action introduces an action plan for breastfeeding based on education, training, awareness, support and research. The plan includes key recommendations that were refined by the members and reviewers of the Subcommittee on Breastfeeding during their deliberations of science-based findings. Recognizing that breastfeeding rates are influenced by various factors, these recommendations suggest an approach in which all interested stakeholders come together to forge partnerships to promote breastfeeding.
External linkpdf file HRSA Care Action: HIV Disease in Women of Color
This newsletter contains information and data highlighting and explaining the relationship between women of color and HIV/AIDS.
External linkpdf file An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for African-American Women
This Web site is aimed at educating the public about the importance of increasing breastfeeding rates in the African American community. The booklet from which this Web site was created was designed and published by the African-American Breastfeeding Alliance, Inc. (AABA), in partnership with the U.S. Office of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health.
External link Healthy Heart Handbook for Women
Every woman should be concerned about heart disease, the leading cause of death for American women. This easy-to-use, easy-to-read, 100-page handbook explains factors that place women at risk of heart disease and recommends steps they can take to protect their heart health. It also has special information for women with heart disease, including warning signs of a heart attack and how to prepare a heart attack survival plan. Other topics covered include hormone replacement therapy, cholesterol, healthy eating, physical activity, how to talk with your doctor, vitamin supplements and, by popular request, heart-smart recipes. Hard copies of this handbook may also be ordered.
pdf file Breast Cancer: A Resource Guide for Minority Women [PDF | 12.4MB]
The Office of Minority Health Resource Center has compiled the Breast Cancer Resource Guide for those interested in breast cancer resources. The lists of organizations, documents, journal articles, and other resources are relevant to persons with breast cancer, students, health care professionals and researchers. To obtain your FREE copy, call 1-800-444-6472 or download file from our Web site.
External link Health Information for Minority Women
This publication offers an overview of the health risks and leading health concerns of minority women. Included is information on nutrition and wellness, minority health programs, publications and a list of minority health focused organizations.
External link The Many Shades of Lupus - Information for Multicultural Communities
This booklet looks at lupus in minority women, the signs and symptoms, causes, treatment, medication and more.
External link Fact Sheet for African American Women
This fact sheet looks at health concerns of African American women, including breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, lupus, sickle cell anemia, stroke and more.

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