This section contains print and on-line resources to help you make informed decisions about your health.
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.
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.
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
The Arthritis Center at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago offers treatment for arthritis and related joint pain. Telephone: 800-354-REHAB (7342)
Women’s Health Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago offers female specific athletic injury rehabilitation and conditioning. Telephone: 800-354-REHAB (7342)
The Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center offers comprehensive breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and counseling. Telephone: 312-472-0469
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
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
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.
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).
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
Support for Perinatal Loss is offered at Prentice Women’s Hospital.
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
The Obstetrics Program at Prentice Women's Hospital offers a full range of maternal and newborn services. Telephone: 312-926-2000
The Northwestern Scleroderma Clinic at the Feinberg School of Medicine offers treatment and research for scleroderma. Telephone: 312-503-1137
The Complex Contraception Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital provides access to the highest quality care for women with conditions that complicate contraception.
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
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
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
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.
The 2011 Heart Disease Prevention Guidelines for Women, created by the American Heart Association, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, the Office on Women's Health, the National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute, and WomenHeart, provides information about lowering your risk for heart disease.
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.
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.
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.