Health and Wellness

General Health and Wellness

Encore Plus

YWCA of the USA/ Office of Women’s Health Initiatives
624 9th Street NW/3rd floor
Washington, DC 20001-5394
(202) 628-3636
Encore Plus provides screening and support services to medically underserved women over 50 and offers a unique combined peer group and support and exercise program. Call for details and eligibility criteria.

Health World Online
This site is an online health resource center that offers information, products, and services that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Diet and Nutrition

American Institute for Cancer Research 
1759 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Based on the premise that most cancers can be prevented, the American Institute for Cancer Research is a national cancer organization specializing in the field of diet, nutrition, and cancer. On their site you’ll find news, research updates, recipes, free publications and tips for good health.

Cancer Nutrition Center
The Cancer Nutrition Center site will help you understand that impact of nutrition on your health. Recommendations for diet during treatments are available, as well as general diet and nutrition recommendations.

Health Central – General Encyclopedia – Diet for Cancer 
This section of the Health Central web site provides a recommended diet for cancer including food sources, functions, recommendations and using diet to help manage treatment side effects.

OncoLink – Cancer Causes, Screening, and Prevention 
A section of UPenn’s Oncolink, the above is a link to their section on diet and cancer. It includes numerous articles and Q&A.

Alternative, Holistic and Complimentary Medicine

The Academy for Guided Imagery
The mission of the Academy for Guided Imagery is to teach people to access and use the power of the mind/body connection for healing. On their web site you’ll find a directory of certified practitioners, training, books, tapes, and self-healing tools and information.

Center for Mind-Body Medicine 
The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to reviving the spirit and transforming the practice of medicine. Their care model combines the precision of modern science with the wisdom of ancient healing, addressing the mental, emotional, social and spiritual, as well as the physical dimensions of health and illness. Through their web site are offered educational programs, support groups and a newsletter on advances in mind-body medicine.

Natural Health and Longevity Resource Center
The Natural Health and Longevity Resource Center provides the latest news in natural health, alternative medicine, and other nutritional therapies. A section on recent articles as well as recommendations of books on health is listed.

Books and Publications

Good Nutrition: Guidebook for the Cancer Patient (free)
Write to: Central Pennsylvania Oncology Group, C-152
P.O. Box 850
The Milton Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA 17033

Eating Hints: Recipes and Tips for Better Nutrition During Cancer Treatment (free)
Write to: Office of Cancer Communications
National Cancer Institute
Building 31, Rm. 10A18
Bethesda, MD 20205

Fishman, Joan, and Graham, Joey. Something’s Got to Taste Good. Andrews and McMeel, 1981. Available in most bookstores.

Sexuality and Cancer: For the Woman Who Has Cancer and Her Partner.
Sexuality and Cancer: For the Man Who Has Cancer and His Partner.
Available through your local American Cancer Society office.