A place where the wit and wisdom of everyday women and the knowledge of experts meet
Red Bank, NJ – When did you have your first mammogram? Fibromyalgia: is it real? How do you achieve that elusive work–life balance? These are just a few of the questions being asked on HealthyWomen Community, a vibrant, new online community that allows women to engage, share, create and learn from other women and health and wellness experts. The site, which launched today for National Women's Health Week (May 13-19), offers women a new online community experience, a place where they can gather and talk about the latest health news and information, ask their most pressing health questions, share resources and get support from their peers, as well as from leading health and wellness experts.
"The HealthyWomen Community goes beyond a traditional online community and offers women the chance to ask questions and get answers from health experts, a design that is a natural next step in the evolution of HealthyWomen," said Beth Battaglino, RN, executive director of HealthyWomen. "We've always been the go-to destination for trusted, unbiased health information that is medically vetted, and now we can offer women a safe place to share views on the health and wellness topics that are most important to their personal lives, empowering them to make smart health choices for themselves and their families."
New members can create a profile of their health interests and join multiple groups of like-minded women on a variety of topics and life stages. New HealthyWomen Community Groups are being added daily and include:
- Moms to Be: Expecting and the Unexpected
- Chronic Illness & Pain Sufferers
- Hot Mamas (Menopause and More)
- Healthy Herbivores
The HealthyWomen Community also offers women the opportunity to write blog entries without having to dedicate time to create and maintain a separate blog/website. This allows women to develop blog posts on topics that most interest them. Whether it is a specific health situation they recently encountered or a health topic they’re passionate about, sharing these personal stories will allow women to connect with and be embraced by a supportive community that offers encouragement and motivation.
What are you waiting for? Join the conversation at http://Community.HealthyWomen.org. Take the first step and sign up today!
HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading nonprofit health information source for women. For nearly 25 years, women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. HW provides health information through a wide array of online content and print publications that are original, objective and reviewed and approved by medical experts. Its website, www.HealthyWomen.org®, was recognized by ForbesWoman as one of the "Top 100 Websites for Women" in 2010 and 2011 and was named the top women’s health website by Dr. Mehmet Oz in O, The Oprah Magazine. To learn more, visit www.HealthyWomen.org.
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Erin Graves, HealthyWomen