Make Work and Breastfeeding Work For You



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While many businesses want to provide time and space for nursing moms, it’s not always easy for them to figure out how. Now that many employers are required by law to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who breastfeed, it’s even more important to help companies think creatively about solutions…Read the full post

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


College: A New State of Mind



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Last summer, before my first year of college, I tried my best to prepare for a healthy daily lifestyle. I researched nutritious meals and snacks, created an exercise routine, and committed myself to avoiding all-nighters. However, it wasn’t until I arrived that I realized that I may have been physically ready to take on the college life, but I was caught off-guard by the mental and emotional challenges … Read the full post

Esther Lee, Intern, Office on Women's Health


5 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier After Maternity Leave Is Over



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What’s one of the biggest hurdles mothers face when breastfeeding? Returning to work. If you’re pregnant or recently gave birth and you want to continue breastfeeding after you go back to work, here are five things that will make it easier … Read the full post

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


Get the Support You Need To Make Breastfeeding Work



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Motherhood is full of choices, and one of the first decisions to make is how you’re going to feed your baby. The choice between breastfeeding and formula feeding is a personal one. My choice was to breastfeed, and I quickly learned why they call breastfeeding a journey … Read the full post

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


I’m Covered Stories: For This 26-er, Getting Insured Was a “No-brainer”



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Although Amanda Waddle comes heavily padded when she takes to the ice for her hockey league, that doesn’t mean she can’t get hurt. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Amanda was one of the more than 3 million young adults who were able to be covered by their parents’ health insurance plans. But when she aged off her parent’s plan on her 26th birthday last November, going without coverage wasn’t an option she was willing to consider … Read the full post

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


5 Tips for Healthy Summer Eating



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You know the healthy eating basics, but you also know it’s not always easy to apply them to daily life. That’s okay! Focus on making small changes. Here are five smart, simple tips for healthier eating this summer … Read the full post

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


Knowing BRCA Changed My Life



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Despite the perception that breast cancer is only something older women need to worry about, young women can and do get breast cancer. I myself was a young woman at high risk, but didn’t know it. Just months after a clean mammogram, in late 2007, I heard those terrible words, “You have breast cancer”…Read the full post

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congresswoman


One Woman’s Story: Finding Affordable Health Coverage



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Stefania Fochi works with heavy machinery every day at her family’s empanada and pasta business. Having almost caught her hand in a 2,000-pound kneader and without health insurance, she’s had to ask herself — more than once — “If I had to go to the emergency room, what would I do?”… Read the full post

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


CDC Encourages African-American Women To #TakeChargeAndTest for #NHTD



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Despite an encouraging decrease in new HIV infections among black women (21 percent between 2008 and 2010), if the current trend continues, 1 in 32 black women will be infected with HIV in their lifetimes … Read the full post

Hazel Dean, Deputy Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


How Can We Have Healthier Moms and Babies?



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Did you know that half of pregnancies in the U.S. are not planned? And did you know that planned pregnancies are better for mothers’ and infants’ health? That’s why the U.S. Office of Population Affairs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released formal recommendations on family planning services. I spoke with Susan B. Moskosky, acting director of the Office of Population Affairs, to learn more about quality family planning and why it matters…Read the full post

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


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