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OWH News: ADM Giroir Welcomes New OWH Director

Office on Women's Health

Dr. Dorothy Fink brings extensive experience treating women’s health issues to the Office on Women’s Health.

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Supporting Youth This February and Throughout the Year

Evelyn M. Kappeler, Marylouise Kelley, Resa Matthew

One in 10 American teenagers suffers physical violence at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend each year and many others are sexually or emotionally abused. This abuse, also known as dating violence, can have long-term health impacts, such as emotional trauma, lasting physical impairment, chronic health problems, and even death.

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Mary Eriksmoen

One Woman's Story: Living With Heart Disease

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

At 53, Mary experienced chest pain that radiated into her jaw for three months without realizing it was a symptom of heart disease. Because of her age, she thought she was too young to have heart issues.

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Everyone Needs Vaccines!

Denise Joseph

Vaccines are very important for women — especially for pregnant women. Pregnancy changes your immune system, and during this time of year, you may become more vulnerable to the flu. A flu shot is the best protection against serious complications of the flu, like pneumonia.

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Janine Austin Clayton, M.D.

Sex Is in the News… And It Matters

Janine Austin Clayton

"Women are different [than men]," said Dr. Betsy Nabel, the president of Brigham and Women's Hospital. "To treat them as simply an extension or a subgroup of men's health — or worse, to exclude them altogether — virtually assures worse health outcomes for women."

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Celebrating African-American Contributions to Public Health

Jonca Bull

As a medical doctor and director of FDA's Office of Minority Health, I am highly conscious of health disparities in the United States. Certain racial and ethnic populations respond differently to some medical products.

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Yaskary Reyes

Q&A: Heart Disease and Women

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

In honor of American Heart Month, we spoke with Yaskary Reyes. Yaskary is an ambassador for The Heart Truth®, a program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute that strives to educate women about heart disease and motivate them to take steps to prevent it.

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The Health Insurance Marketplace: Giving Moms Peace of Mind

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

As the director of the Office on Women's Health and as a mom, I know that the Marketplace is a powerful tool that will have an impact on millions of Americans, including my son. It can help your son or daughter, too.

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Your baby has you. You have Text4baby.

Happy 4th Birthday, Text4baby!

Dr. Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Anna Kindermann, Dr. Juliette Kendrick, Yvonne Green

Text4baby is a free mobile health education service in the U.S. that provides pregnant women and mothers with an infant under age one with credible, evidence-informed health information. HHS has been involved in text4baby since the beginning, and today we're celebrating the program's fourth birthday.

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An Interview With a Woman Living With Heart Disease: Mary Eriksmoen

Watch a video on lupus Watch a video series about lupus from The Lupus Initiative.

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Lindsey McGrath

One Woman's Story: Living With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

At least 1 million Americans are living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). ME/CFS strikes more people in the United States than multiple sclerosis, lupus, and many forms of cancer, and anyone can develop it. However, ME/CFS is four times more likely to occur in women than in men.

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