Office on Women's Health Blog

Woman getting a shot

12 Things You Want to Know About Flu

Office on Women's Health

Since it’s officially flu season, here are some questions — and answers — about flu and the vaccine.

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Nicole Greene

Taking Care of Rosella

Nicole Greene

Grandma Rosella’s bad ankle caused her to fall and break her arm. It’s funny how a simple thing — a fall — can have such serious consequences for an entire family…

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Tamara Bavendam

9 Things to Know About Bladder Health

Tamara Bavendam

Bladder problems are often ignored, unrecognized by clinicians, and hidden by women who may be too embarrassed to acknowledge that they experience them.

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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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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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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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Woman looking at a prescription with a doctor

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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A mother holding her baby

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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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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Dana Parish

My Struggle With Lyme Disease

Dana Parish

A July 2014 wedding was the start of my nightmare. 

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