Office on Women's Health Blog


Catch Up to Get Ahead: The Role of Healthcare Providers in Getting Children Up-to-Date on Vaccines

RADM Felicia Collins M.D., MPH, FAAP, Dorothy Fink, M.D.

Vaccinations are more important than ever this year because of the disrupting impact that COVID-19 has had on the nation’s routinely recommended vaccination schedule. As we recognize National Immunization Awareness Month in August, protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) is vital to keeping children healthy, preventing VPD outbreaks, and reducing the burden of infectious diseases.

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Improving Maternal Health Outcomes with a Focus on Physical Activity


An increasing number of pregnant women in the United States have chronic health conditions — such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease — that may put them at higher risk of pregnancy complications.

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HIV Prevention Starts with Me: Women and Girls, Ending the HIV Epidemic Together

Today, March 10th, we observe National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The theme this year is HIV Prevention Starts with Me: Ending the HIV Epidemic Together.

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HHS Women Leaders Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

Office on Women's Health

HHS women leaders share how they find their health, why women should prioritize their health, and how their work is helping women lead healthy lives. 

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Dr. Dorothy Fink

OWH Director: How I Make My Health a Priority

Dorothy Fink, M.D.

OWH Director Dorothy Fink, M.D., celebrates National Women’s Health Week by sharing how she’s working toward her health goals. Plus, she offers ideas on how you can join her!

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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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Corinna Dan

Hepatitis C: Q&A With an Expert

What exactly is it, and why should you care about hepatitis C? Corinna Dan explains how you can get hepatitis C and whether some women are at higher risk.

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Postpartum Depression: You Are Not Alone

Sayeedha Uddin

There is a common belief that as soon as the baby is born, maternal feelings and knowledge appear. For many mothers, this is not the case.

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Nicole Greene

Making the Best Decisions for Your Body

Nicole Greene

As women, we're the experts on our own bodies. We know what does and doesn't feel normal, but we don't always feel empowered to speak up to get the care we need.  

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New Medicare Cards Protect Your Personal Information

Starting in April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare to help protect you from identity fraud.

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