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Bring Your Brave

Temeika L. Fairley

I was sitting next to her as she told her story of being diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer at the age of 26.

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Communities Can Help Prevent Dating and Sexual Violence

Nicole Greene

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently released a recommendation for interventions that aim to prevent or reduce dating and sexual violence among youth.

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How to Encourage Girls to Go After Their Dreams

Brittney Storm Rankin

Check out these tips to encourage your daughter, granddaughter, niece, younger sister, or any girl you know to have the confidence to work toward her goals.

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Dr. Danielle Johnson

An Interview About Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a serious problem. We spoke with Dr. Danielle Johnson to discuss suicide and what women should do if they’re having suicidal thoughts.

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Dr. Nirmish Shah

Q&A With a Sickle Cell Disease Expert

Dr. Nirmish Shah shares some sickle cell disease basics and talks about his research aimed at helping patients manage sickle cell disease.

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Nicole Greene and Iwona

Losing Iwona

Nicole Greene

Iwona was supposed to be in surgery that day to remove a large fibroid. But while she was getting prepped for surgery, the news came: She had stage 4 uterine cancer.

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I Can Do It! Mentorship Becomes a Lifelong Friendship

Haley Barber

Throughout my mentorship, I not only fostered social support — I also developed lasting friendships.

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Danielle Cunningham and her son

A New Mom’s Breastfeeding Story

Meet Danielle Cunningham. She’s a first-time mom who opened up about her breastfeeding journey in honor of National Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week. Read her interview.

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An Interview About Veteran Women’s Health

Dr. Sally Haskell discusses the unique risks and exposures that women veterans face that can impact their health and health care. Read her interview.

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Nicole Greene

3 Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Nicole Greene

As parents, there are steps we can take to help set our kids up for a healthy, successful year. Try adding these three ideas to your back-to-school list.

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I Can Do It! Supports Healthy Living for Women With a Disability

Holli Richmond

The I Can Do It! model ensures women and girls with a disability have opportunities to be physically active and practice healthy eating behaviors. Learn more.

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