Season's Eatings



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I am generally a healthy eater and try to exercise frequently, but all of the tasty treats available this time of year do make it a challenge … Read the full post

Anne Wheaton, Wife, mother, blogger, rescue pet advocate


Say "No" to Holiday Stress



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Welcome to the holiday season, an annual test of endurance for many women. The key to making it through, is to make choices that will eliminate the big stressors. Here’s my guide to a less stressful holiday season … Read the full post

Beth A. Collins Sharp, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Director, Division of Program Innovation, Office on Women's Health


Our Women Veterans Today



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Did you know that there are more than 2.2 million women Veterans in the United States? Yet many do not know that they may be eligible for health care and other benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If a woman has served, she deserves the services and benefits she has earned. … Read the full post

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Our #GetCovered Story: Insurance Let Us Get Through a Health Crisis Together



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In July 2013, my wife Sharon was diagnosed with both lung and breast cancer. My immediate thought was that I would need to resign from my job as a vice president for sales of an education company in order to become a full-time caregiver. … Read the full post

Earnest Evans, 59, and Sharon Evans, 57, Chicago


Best Bones Forever!



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I never imagined I would dance on the White House lawn with the First Lady. Who knew building strong bones could be so much fun? Thanks to Best Bones Forever!, OWH's bone health campaign for girls, and its focus on friendship and fun, our team got to do this and more. … Read the full post

Ann Abercrombie, Program Manager, Office on Women's Health


Share Your Story and Help Make a Difference



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It takes courage to share a personal story, but they often are the most powerful. They inspire us, stick with us, and change the way we think about the world. Personal stories also remind us that we are not alone … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Time to Get Covered



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The last thing anyone should have to worry about is health coverage and how they will find a plan that fits their needs and budget. Luckily, you don't have to — Marketplace Open Enrollment for 2015 starts today! … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Family Health History, a Priceless Gift to You and Your Family



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Why is it important to discuss your family's health history? Diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease often run in families. Tracing the illnesses of your parents, grandparents, and other blood relatives can help your healthcare practitioner predict your risk for specific diseases and make vital screening and treatment decisions before any disease is evident … Read the full post

Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, Acting U.S. Surgeon General


Let's Commit To Ending Domestic Violence



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One out of every three women in the United States will experience some form of domestic violence in her lifetime. This is unacceptable, and we as a nation must do better. We can start by bringing the conversation out of the shadows. We must erase the stigma associated with domestic violence. That is why national Domestic Violence Awareness Month is so important … Read the full post

Doris Matsui, Director, Congresswoman (CA-06)


Domestic Violence: A Provider Perspective



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Identifying current or past abusive and traumatic experiences can help prevent further abuse, lessen disability, and lead to improved health status. Because health care providers are often trusted resources in their communities, they are in a unique position to connect individuals who experience IPV with supportive local services — as HRSA's Chief Public Health Officer (and family physician) RADM Sarah Linde knows all too well … Read the full post

Dr. Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Director, Office of Women's Health, Health Resources and Services Administration and Sarah Linde, M.D., Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Chief Public Health Officer


Shining Light on Violence Against Women



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Domestic violence has been in the news a lot lately. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows how staggering the problem is: over 38 million women in the United States experience violence at the hand of a husband, boyfriend, or other partner during their lifetime. Or another way to think about it: one in five women will experience IPV during her life … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Breast Cancer Fast Facts



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Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer … Read the full post

CDC, Cancer Prevention and Control


Empowering Women Through Affordable Health Coverage



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Affordable, quality health coverage is changing women's lives. Women like Betsy Furler, a health care professional and a mom in Houston, whose family couldn't find affordable health insurance. Betsy used to take jobs just for the health benefits, while working to establish her own speech therapy business … Read the full post

Judy Sarasohn, Public Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services


Turning 26 Soon? Start Birthday Shopping for Health Insurance Now!



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Were you — or was someone you love — born in late 1988? Start birthday shopping for health insurance now! Why? Because turning 26 means you can no longer be covered under your parents' health insurance plans … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act



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In 1982, I remember standing on the porch of the Crisis Center in Manhattan, Kan., with my four-year-old son and five-year-old daughter, waiting to meet the domestic violence advocate who answered my call for help to escort us to a local shelter … Read the full post

Marylouise Kelley, Ph.D., Director, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families


Breast Pumps and Insurance Coverage: What You Need To Know



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We've got the information you're searching for about breast pumps and insurance coverage … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


It's On Us



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Today, I took a pledge to help end sexual assault on college campuses. As a woman, mother and the Director of the Office on Women's Health, this is a deeply personal issue for me. Before I ask you to join me in taking this pledge, here are the facts … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Suicide Is on My Mind



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I'm a survivor of suicide. For me, that means that I've attempted to end my life by suicide and survived the death of my aunt who ended her life with a gun … Read the full post

Kimberly Konkel, MSW, Associate Director for Health, Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships


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