Office on Women's Health Blog

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OWH Resolutions: Where Are They Now?

Nicole Greene

Last year, I asked some of my colleagues to share their plans for improving their health and well-being in 2018. As the year is coming to a close, I asked them to give us an update.

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Anjali Shah

Healthy Cooking Tips Around the Holidays

Rather than skipping or cutting out your favorite dishes, why not try making a few small changes to your recipes to cook up healthier versions? Try these tips from a food blogger.

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Nicole Greene

Your Family’s Health Is Your Health

Nicole Greene

“How could this happen to me?” This is what one of my colleagues says her mother kept saying after she found out she had heart disease.

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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 27.

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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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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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