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Cardiovascular Health

American Heart Association
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer in America. In 2004, about 871,000 adults in the United States died of CVD, accounting for about 36 percent of all deaths.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Learn more about how to prevent heart disease and heart attack and to act in time.

Heart Health and Stroke
Did you know there are things you can do to lower your chances of having a heart attack or stroke? You can reduce your risk by eating heart-healthy foods, getting regular exercise, keeping a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Check out the web sites in this section to learn more.

Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Risk Factors
Choose a cancer topic to learn about a specific disease, risk factors, prevention, treatment, and more.

National Institues of Health-Cervical Cancer)
Definition of cervical cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the cervix (the organ connecting the uterus and vagina). It is usually a slow-growing cancer that may not have symptoms but can be found with regular Pap tests (a procedure in which cells are scraped from the cervix and looked at under a microscope).

US Preventive Services Task Force (Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Screening for Cervical Cancer)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Screening for Cervical Cancer.

Community Health Resources

Seattle/King Country Area:

Community Resources OnLine
Includes searchable databases by keyword, agency or topic. Toll free phone numbers are listed. Maintained by the city of Seattle, WA.

Public Health Services-Seattle & King County
Includes services for Family Planning, HIV Screening, Teen Clinics, GLBT Health, Education Classes and more.

Pacific Northwest Region-Alaska, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho:

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Provides resources for assistance with Health and Social Services in the state of Alaska.

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Providing resources and links to information on Health and Social Services in the state of Idaho.

Montana Department of Health and Human Services
The official website of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. Our mission is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans.

Oregon Department of Human Services
Provides resources and assistance for Health and Human Services in the state of Oregon.

Wyoming Department of Health Services
Our mission is to promote, protect, and enhance the health of all Wyoming citizens. The Wyoming Department of Health is the primary state agency for providing health and human services. We administer programs maintaining the health and safety of all citizens of Wyoming and our primary approach in solving health problems is prevention.

Contraception

See Family Planning.

Counseling Services

Women's Mental Health
Here you will find information about mental health issues that affect women and links to the best organizations and publications on mental health.

King County Mental Health
Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependancy Services Division of King County that provides information and referral services.

Women's Therapy Referral Services
The Women's Therapy Referral Service is a group of 35 experienced Seattle counselors - women therapist screened for ethical and professional excellence.

Low Cost Counseling
The Psychological Services and Training Center at the University of Washington


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