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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Moms Can Help Girls Get Moving

Nicole Greene

When it comes to getting exercise and being physically active, are we cheering our kids on enough? Unfortunately, data suggests that we aren't.

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Nicole Greene

Breastfeeding: Natural Doesn’t Mean Easy

Nicole Greene

Looking back, I wish I had had three things at that time: more educational resources, a true support system, and someone to help me when I was in doubt.

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Kayla M. Williams

VA Makes Strides in Serving Women Veterans

Kayla M. Williams

When I came home from Iraq in 2004, I often felt invisible as a woman soldier.

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How OWH Is Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Jessica Tytel

Our country is in the midst of an epidemic of overdose and deaths as a result of opioid misuse. In 2015, 33,091 Americans died as a result of opioid overdoses.

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Building a Community of Support for New Moms

Juliet Bui

New moms have a lot to juggle. In the midst of all this, it’s easy to forget about their health, especially mental health.

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Lauren Sogor

An Interview About Breastfeeding: Lauren Sogor

From the joys to the challenges, Lauren Sogor shares her experiences breastfeeding and offers her tips for pumping at work.

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Nicole Greene

I’m a Wellness Rock Star (Almost)

Nicole Greene

Since May, I’ve been working hard to upgrade my health style from healthy-ish to total wellness rock star. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m getting there!

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Final Report: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women. July 19, 2017

OWH News: Opioids and Women Final Report Released

Office on Women's Health

A new OWH report examines opioid use among women and issues related to prevention, treatment, and recovery.

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Molly Mae Potter

An Interview with a Woman Veteran: Molly Mae Potter

From serving in a war zone to dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to becoming Ms. Veteran America 2016, Molly Mae Potter shares her story.

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Dr. Bryna Helfer

Women and the ADA

Bryna Helfer

As we celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), I find myself reflecting on this important piece of civil rights legislation.

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