This section contains print and on-line resources to help you make informed decisions about your health.

IWHR Resources

Menopause Website and Self Assessment

Nearly 2 million women in the U.S. enter menopause every year.   Learn all about it at  the Institute's new website:  www.menopauseNU.org  or by clicking HERE.    This easy-to-use site gives women a personalized approach to assess their overall health and to manage their menopause symptoms.   It includes the latest research  on menopause, current drug and non-drug therapies, and a self assessment that will help women and their healthcare providers evaluate symptoms and treatment options.

Monthly E-newsletters

Every month the Institute publishes an e-newsletter focused on a specific topic in women's health. They are written for consumers and we encourage health providers to share them with their patients and clients. To view these, click here.

Illinois Women’s Health Registry

If you are a researcher interested in using the Registry as a research tool either for recruitment purposes or data analysis, please visit our website at https://whr.northwestern.edu or contact Christina Arroyo at 312-503-2857 to ask how you can apply.

Clinical Services for Women

Arthritis

The Arthritis Center at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago offers treatment for arthritis and related joint pain.  Telephone: 800-354-REHAB (7342)

Athletic Injuries and Conditioning

Women’s Health Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago offers female specific athletic injury rehabilitation and conditioning.  Telephone: 800-354-REHAB (7342)

Breast Cancer

The Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center offers comprehensive breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and counseling.  Telephone: 312-472-0469

 

Depression and Mood Disorders

The Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders specializes in reproductive related depressions in women.   Located in the Arkes Family Pavilion, the new clinical program addresses premenstrual dysphoric disorder, pre and post partum depression, menopausal depression and other mood disorders.  Phone 312-695-8099

Disabled Women's Services

Women's Health Rehabilitiation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago offers a multifaceted approach to meeting the needs of women with disabilities across their lifetime. Telephone: 312-238-8003

Eating Disorders

Insight offers treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and general psychological disorders.  Telephone: 312-540-9955 or click here to email

Fertility and Infertility

The Fertility and Infertility Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of disorders that can cause infertility and other diseases of the female reproductive system.

Fertility Preservation

When a woman, man or teenage girl or boy is diagnosed with cancer, there is only a brief window of time to learn about options for preserving his or her fertility before treatment. Cancer therapy often has irreversible effects on a patient's fertility. Oncofertility -- the intersection of oncology and reproductive medicine -- is a new, rapidly advancing field that strives to preserve fertility in cancer patients. For more information contact the Fertility Preservation Program or visit the Northwestern University’s Oncofertility Web site.

To schedule a consultation with the program, please call 1-866-708-3378 (FERT).

Gastrointestinal Conditions

Northwestern Gastroenterology Behavioral Medicine Program offers psychological and medicla nutrition therapy to patients suffering from a variety of gastrointestinal problems such as IBS, IBD and celiac disease.   Call 312-695-2620 for more information

Digestique offers treatment and diagnosis for chronic digestive illnesses, including both traditional and alternative medicine.  Telephone: 312-274-9898

Gynecologic Oncology

The Gynecologic Oncology Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers advanced technology that includes minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery to treat gynecological cancers.

Gynecological Care

The Gynecologic Care Program at Prentice Women's Hospital offers a comprehensive array of gynecologic services, from well-woman care, routine examinations and screening,s to contraceptive management, menopause-related care, and incontinence and bladder-related care.  Telephone: 312-926-2000

Heart Disease and Pregnancy

The Heart Disease and Pregnancy Program of the Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers specialized care for pregnant women with heart disease and preconception evaluation prior to becoming pregnant.  Telephone: 866-662-8467; Information Line: 312-MYHEART (694-3278)

Heart Disease in Women

The Center for Women's Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern Memorial Hospital recognizes women as unique individuals and offers treatment strategies tailored to optimize their specific heart health needs.  Telephone: 866-662-8467

 

Integrated (Alternative) Medicine

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers a blend of traditional primary care medicine with integrative therapies. Board certified internists collaborate with certified integrative practitioners to offer a holistic approach to caring for both acute and chronic medical conditions.  Telephone: 312-926-WELL

Neurologic Disorders

The Women's Neurology Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers treatment for headaches, multiple sclerosis, epilipsy, sleep disorders, and stroke in women. Telephone: 312-695-1962

Obesity and Weight Control

The Center of Lifestyle Medicine is part of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity and offers help with weight loss, diet, exercise plans, and stress control. Telephone: 312-695-2300 or click here to email

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation

Women’s Health Rehabilitation at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago offers physical therapy treatments for osteoarthritis and osteoporosis to help prevent the stiffness, decreased mobility and bone loss that might otherwise occur.  Telephone:  866-999-3344

Ovarian Cancer

The Northwestern Ovarian Cancer Early Detection & Prevention Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers focused, high quality, innovative care and services for asymptomatic women at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.  Telephone:  312-926-6606

Pelvic Health and Pain

The Integrated Pelvic Health Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers treatment for urinary and fecal incontinence, bladder and pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, fistulae, and pelvic pain syndromes.  Telephone: 312-926-4747

Perinatal Loss

Support for Perinatal Loss is offered at Prentice Women’s Hospital.

Physical Rehabilitation Services for Women

Women's Health Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago offers comprehensive rehabilitation services for the specific health needs of women, including pregnancy/post-partum, pelvic floor dysfunction and breast cancer rehabilitation, along with experts who treat particular groups of women (adolescents, female athletes and women with complex conditions).  Telephone: 800-354-7342

Pregnancy and Newborn Care

The Obstetrics Program at Prentice Women's Hospital offers a full range of maternal and newborn services.  Telephone: 312-926-2000

Scleroderma

The Northwestern Scleroderma Clinic at the Feinberg School of Medicine offers treatment and research for scleroderma.  Telephone:  312-503-1137

Sexual Health/Contraception

The Complex Contraception Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital provides access to the highest quality care for women with conditions that complicate contraception.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (Including HIV / AIDS)

The Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.  Telephone: 312-926-8366

Skin Health

The Women's Skin Health Clinic at the Feinberg School of Medicine offers women of all ages and stages of life with comprehensive medical and surgical care.  Telephone: 312-695-8106

Sleep Disorders

The Sleep Disorders Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers day and night sleep studies for diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, nocturnal behaviors (sleep walking, talking and eating in sleep, acting out dreams), and narcolepsy.  Telephone: 312-926-2650

The Women's Neurology Center at Northwestern Memorail Hospital offers treatment for women's neurologic sleep problem.  Telephone: 312-695-1962

Websites and Organizations in Sex and Gender Based Information

Organization for the Study of Sex Differences

The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences is a scientific membership organization that seeks to enhance knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds.

Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines for Women
Office of Research on Women’s Health

The Office of Research on Women’s Health, created by the National Institutes of Health, works to ensure women's health research is prioritized within the scientific community.  This site provides information about women's health research and initiatives.

National Women's Health Resource Center

The National Women's Health Resource Center has a large selection of publications on a wide variety of health issues.   Please visit the Publications & Resources web page to view, download and print their publications.

Action Steps for Improving Women's Mental Health

This report by the DHHS Office on Women's Health, and a companion consumer booklet called Women's Mental Health: What it Means To You, addresses the stigma around mental illness and provides tips and resources for women.  Visit SAMHSA'S National Health Information Center for both publications; or call 1-877-726-4727.

North American Menopause Society

The North American Menopause Society promotes women's health at midlife and beyond by providing current menopause information for consumers and professionals.

Bone Resource Center

The Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Resource Center, created by the National Institutes of Health, provides extensive information for women, men, children, and multicultural communities about osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Office of Women's Health, created by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, works to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for women at every stage of life by providing extensive health information and resources.

Society for Women's Health Research

The Society for Women’s Health Research is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of all women through research, education and advocacy.  They encourage the study of sex differences that affect prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

National Women's Health Education Center

The National Women's Health Education Center is sponsored by the Office on Research in Women's Health, and provides an A to Z list of health topics pertaining specifically to women's health, as well as publications and government resources.