New mobile app from NIH helps women learn about their health in 52 weeks

August 24, 2012
New mobile app from NIH helps women learn about their health in 52 weeks
Screen shot of the new 52 Weeks for Women’s Health app.

52 Weeks for Women's Health, a new app that offers women access to a year's worth of practical health information, highlighted week-by-week, is now available.

The app is based on the popular Primer for Women's Health: Learn about Your Body in 52 Weeks, published by the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) at the National Institutes of Health.

The easy-to-use mobile app can help women identify for themselves and their families, and can help them create and maintain throughout their lives. Questions to ask health care providers, a glossary of health terms, and health screening information and links to additional information from NIH institutes and centers expand the mobile app's offerings.

Key features of the app are:

  • a personal health section for recording medications, medical conditions, and disabilities
  • a journal feature
  • a personal goal-setting section for health and lifestyle details

A variety of different skins can be applied to personalize the app, and it can be password-protected to help ensure health information remains confidential.

"We are thrilled to offer women access to these practical, research-based health tips on their mobile phones with the 52 Weeks for Women's Health app. Feedback on the print version from women, and health care professionals is overwhelmingly positive," said Janine Austin Clayton, M.D., acting director, ORWH. "The new mobile features can now help even more women learn about and act on changes to improve their health for years to come." The app is available for download to your or from the App Store or to your Android device via Play.

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More information: Content is also accessible without the use of a handheld device, at In the near future, NIH will launch an app for men's health with similar features.

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