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Women's Health

Women’s Center offers support to breastfeeding mothers!
With many students and faculty returning to work and classes after giving birth, the Women’s Center wants women to have the opportunity to breastfeed after they return to school and work.  A lactation station has been set up in the center in partnership with University Health Services and the Work/Life program on campus. The station has all the equipment and supplies available along with educational material about breastfeeding. The station is open to any women who want to come in and use it. Anyone  interested in using the station should call the Women’s Center at 672-9230.

Breast Cancer Screening

American Cancer Society Recommended Guidelines

Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.

Clinical breast exam (CBE) should be part of a periodic health exam, about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over.

Women should know how their breasts normally feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care providers. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.

Women at high risk (greater than 20% lifetime risk) should get an MRI and a mammogram every year. Women at moderately increased risk (15% to 20% lifetime risk) should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram. Yearly MRI screening is not recommended for women whose lifetime risk of breast cancer is less than 15%.  (American Cancer Society, Screening Guidelines, 2009).

Mobile Mammography

Every woman is at risk for developing breast cancer and the best way to diagnose breast disease is to have a mammogram.  The American Cancer Society recommends that women over the age of 40 have a mammogram once a year.  The Women’s Center will offer screening mammograms to qualified KSU employees and spouses and has contracted with Tiffany Breast Care Center of Youngstown to provide them.  Mammograms take approximately 12 minutes and will be conveniently provided in Tiffany Breast Care’s mobile mammography unit. The van will be located on the Kent Campus in front of the Women’s  Center. 

Registration for mammograms

2012-2013 mammogram schedule is coming soon. Registration is required.  Each participant's health insurance will be billed or participants may self-pay. For additional information or to register, call the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230 or toll-free at 1-866-339-3699.
Online Health Resources for Women

Speaking of Women's Health
http://www.speakingofwomenshealth.com/

Speaking of Women's Health is a non-profit organization that educates women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety. Since 1996, Speaking of Women's Health has been 'saving lives through education' through 47 health education events in 30 cities across the country, in-store 'edu-tainment' centers in Wal-Mart stores, the Speaking of Women's Health weekly program on Lifetime's Television for Women and our Web site.

Cancer Facts for Women - American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/

News, medical updates, stories of hope ...

Race for the Cure
http://www.komen.org/

Susan G Koman Breast Cancer Foundation

Emergency Contraception
http://ec.princeton.edu

Emergency Contraception Web site designed to provide accurate information about emergency contraception derived from the medical literature and a directory of clinicians willing to provide emergency contraceptives in your area. All forms of emergency contraception described on this server require a prescription. Do not attempt to use them except under the supervision of a licensed clinician authorized to prescribe. This server has no connection whatsoever with any companies that manufacture or sell emergency contraceptives.

Mental Health Net
http://mentalhelp.net/

This Web site participates in the CenterSite Network of behavioral healthcare websites, and receives some content from Mental Help Net.

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases
http://www.osteo.org/

NIH ORBD~NRC provides a link between current resources and the individuals (e.g., health professionals, patients and the public) who are trying to locate these resources. If you have questions about osteoporosis, Paget's disease of bone, osteogenesis imperfecta or any of the metabolic bone diseases covered by the resource center, please contact us.

Homebirth Choice
http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/homebirthchoice.asp

This document discusses the option of homebirth as one of the many avenues toward a successful birth.

Fibromyalgia
http://www.fmnetnews.com

Educational materials on fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

ME-NET Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/

Information on "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis" (ME) / "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (CFS) / "Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome" (CFIDS).

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
http://www.theacpa.org/

The ACPA: offering support and information for people with chronic pain, to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain, to raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.

Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health
http://www.mum.org/

Discover the rich history of menstruation and women's health on this Web site - MUM for short - devoted to menstruation and selected topics of women's health!

Feminist Women's Health Center
http://www.fwhc.org/index.htm

Established in 1980, FWHC is a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects a woman's right to choose and receive reproductive health care.

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