5 Women’s Health Blogs to Follow

August 23, 2016

Subscribing to blogs is one of the best ways to keep informed about the latest and greatest pertaining to any topic under the sun. In the case of women’s health, you want to make sure the blogs you’re reading cut the muster when it comes to the quality of the information they provide. It’s essential that your sources for health advice and recommendations are 100% trustworthy – because your well-being is 100% connected to the tips or advice you pay attention to or integrate into your life.Blogs to follow

Interested in Women’s Health? Check Out These 5 Blogs

The WHA Blog is alive and well. We publish relevant blogs posts regularly and we invite you to bookmark our blog posts and check in every week to see what’s new. One of the things that makes us special is that we are an all-female provider staff, committed to providing you with personalized and professional care, and our patients feel that is pretty awesome.

In addition to our blog, here are a handful that we love, trust and often link to on a regular basis.

Office of Women’s Health. The womenshealth.gov website is an excellent resource for anything pertaining to women’s health. Like WebMD or Mayo Clinic, you can use the site to search for very specific diseases or conditions to learn more about them, their signs, symptoms and treatment. The Office of Women’s Health (OWH) blog is also an excellent resource for just about any women’s health topic under the sun. For example, one of their most recent posts is titled, “Ease Into Breastfeeding in 31 Days,” which is an excellent resource for new breastfeeding mothers or those who haven’t breastfed in a while.

Women’s Health Mag.com. This thing we like about this blog is that while their health-based articles are well-researched and informative, they also include some “fluffier” topics around health. For example, in the same stream of blogs where you can read, “Are Vitamin D Supplements Really Worth Taking?” you will also find, “How I Cope With All of the Terrifying Parenting News Out There,” or “7 GI Docs Share What They Do When They Can’t Poop.” There are also some pretty typical, “How to lose weight from                                      fill-in-the-blank-part-of-your-body,” tips and the latest dieting news. Together, it all comprises a very well-rounded array of information the majority of American women are looking for.

BlogHer Health. This blog curates blogs written by the world’s leading female health experts. By that, we mean health experts that are female. The blogs are written by women, for women (like us!). The experts range from nutritionists and M.D.s to psychologists, acupuncturists and yoga instructors. There is a wide range of topics and we like that the variety of voices, backgrounds, and areas of expertise –  meaning that each of us can learn a little something new each day – depending on our current concerns or areas of interest.

Healthy Women. This nonprofit website and blog are dedicated to providing healthy tips and expert opinions about life in general as it affects the modern woman. This may look like a blog talking about psoriasis or how to determine which “sell by” dates are the most relevant to your family’s health; OR it may be very specific, addressing topics such as cervical health and awareness or the fact that coronary artery disease is not just a man’s problem. Again, like womenshealthmag.com or BlogHer Health, you get to enjoy a tone and narrative that is easier to read than many clinical blog sources, but that still share important and accurate information.

Speaking of Women’s Health. This blog was initially headed up by Holly Thacker, MD, who also happens to be the Director of the Center for Specialized Women’s Health at the Cleveland Clinic. In other words, you can definitely trust that the information found here is based in hard, scientific evidence-based fact. In addition to very specific topics, you’ll also find more generalized information and solutions for the sort of everyday “stuff” we all encounter, like fatigue during menopause, coping with kids who still wet the bed, sleep apnea and treatment (for ourselves or our spouses) and so on. While the information comes directly from the medical experts’ mouths, we find the posts are written in a manner that keeps them engaging and easy-to-understand.

Do you have a favorite women’s health blog or two that you read on a regular basis? Please share them with us and our WHA community.

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