What's New in Women's Health
The 10th annual National Women's Health Week will kick off on Mother's Day, May 10, 2009 and will be celebrated until May 16, 2009. National Women's Checkup Day will be Monday, May 11, 2009. National Women's Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH). National Women's Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. With the theme "It's Your Time," the nationwide initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. For more information, visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/WHW/ .
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health 2009 Women's Health Calendar offers information about common health problems and important symptoms to watch out for. You'll also find charts that describe the screenings and immunizations you need, tips on how to get a second opinion and how to read a drug label, and more — all in a handy, portable calendar you can keep with you year round! For more information on the calendar or to download a PDF version, visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/pub/2009WHCalendar.cfm .
The 9th annual National Women's Health Week will kick off on Mother's Day, May 11, 2008 and will be celebrated until May 17, 2008. National Women's Check-Up Day will be Monday, May 12, 2008. National Women's Health Week empowers women across the country to get healthy by taking action. The nationwide initiative, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH), encourages women to make their health a top priority and take simple steps for a longer, healthier and happier life. During the week, families, communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups work together to educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and prevent disease. For more information, please visit www.womenshealth.gov/WHW/ .
The National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health announces 11 new or continuing Specialized Center of Research on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women’s Health Awards, as a result of the second solicitation for this program. Funding for these SCORs will total approximately $11 million per year for five years. To view the press release please visit http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/sep2007/od-24a.htm
The Women’s Health Symposium will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm at Coppin State University in Baltimore. Sponsors for the Symposium include: The BET Foundation, General Mills, and MERCK in partnership with Coppin State University and the Supernatural Woman Conference, Inc. This event is free to the public but registration is required and seating is limited. Registration includes moderated panel discussions, workshops, seminars, health screenings, breakfast refreshments, lunch and special gifts. For more information, please click here .
Summary: On June 8, 2006 the National Cancer Institute posted a press release announcing the approval by the Food and Drug Administration of the vaccine GardasilTM, which protects against infection from the two types of human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the cause of the majority of cervical cancers worldwide.