Patient Education Center

Online Women’s Health Resources

At VIVA! GYN, we know that knowledge is power and our goal is to keep you informed and connected to the most current information related to women’s health. Below you will find links to Dr. Palacio’s recommended websites that offer health important information and health resources for women.

As you review the information below, please feel free to call us at (541) 323-3747; if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Health & Wellness

StrongWomen – Lifting Women to Better Health
A site from the experts at Tufts University and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Offers exercise information and programs, including a downloadable pamphlet on strength training for older adults.

Immunizations for Women
A central source of up-to-date information on seasonal flu and other vaccine-preventable diseases, including immunization facts and safety, immunization schedules, and links to other reliable immunization resources, sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG).

Health Care Reform

News from the U.S. Government
Your portal for health related resources and news from the U.S. Government. Learn about the health insurance marketplace and how the Affordable Care Act affects you.

Kaiser Health News
A great website with readable articles, from Kaiser Health News, to help you navigate your way around what the new health law will mean for you, your family, and what health care, and insurance, will cost you.

Mid-life Health & Menopause

ACOG Pause Magazine
Everything you need to know about mid-life health, in the form of an electronic magazine, from the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists.

The North American Menopause Society
An endless amount of information from North America’s leading nonprofit organization (no commercial influence) dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during mid-life and beyond, through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging.


Linus Pauling Institute’s Micronutrient Information Center
Oregon State University’s own Linus Pauling Institute’s Micronutrient Information Center is a source for scientifically accurate information regarding the roles of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, dietary phytochemicals, and some foods and beverages, in preventing disease and promoting health.

Surgery Options

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Women
Information and videos explaining gynecologic conditions and minimally invasive surgical procedures in easy to understand terms. 

Robotics & Gynecology
Learn about the most advanced surgical techniques that Dr. Palacio offers in Central Oregon.