Office on Women's Health Blog

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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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Cmdr. Carmen Fisher

An Interview About Mental Health and the Military: Carmen Fisher

I felt like I was from another planet after re-joining the civilian world. I missed my Navy life and wanted to return every day.

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Jeff Fink, Founder, Go Fetch Wellness

The Link: Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse

Jeff Fink

Understanding the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence can help survivors in a very real, immediate way.

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Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo

Breast Reconstruction: Know Your Options

Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo

Breast reconstruction after cancer isn’t for everyone, but federal law protects your right to make that choice. Get answers to common breast cancer reconstruction questions.

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Nicole Greene

Don’t Confuse Abuse With Love

Nicole Greene

Sometimes abuse is disguised as or confused with love. But it’s not. No one has the right to hurt you, control you, or make you feel afraid.

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Michelle Williams

Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams on Depression

For me, depression felt like a slow crumble. I felt sad and deeply tired, and I could sleep through an entire week.

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Patient and Doctor

Intimate Partner Violence: A Community Response Model

Jodi Schipp, Katie Augustin, Domestic Abuse Project

At your last doctor’s visit, did anyone ask if you were safe at home? It’s important to know why you are being asked about your intimate relationships …

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I Did Everything to Avoid Cancer… And It Still Got Me

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"The reality at first is such a shock, and there's a lot of denial," says Terri. "But once I had accepted my situation, I realized, 'I can do this.'"

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Nicole Greene

Sexual Assault on Campus: What We Can Do

Nicole Greene

One in five undergraduate women is sexually assaulted during college. When I think about that number, I want to change it so everyone is safe.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

OWH News: Four Additional Awards to Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Women and Girls

Office on Women's Health

As part of the Administration's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women's Health (OWH) made four additional awards to the 16 that were announced in July 2017.

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Talk Saves Lives

Kat Olbrich

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide, just like heart disease or cancer, is a complex health issue.

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