Office on Women's Health Blog

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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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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Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas

Impacts of Invisibility on Military Veteran Women

Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas

When it was time to leave active duty and go back to school and become what I considered “a normal woman” again, I thought it would be a breeze. It wasn’t.

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OWH Acting Director Nicole Greene

What's Your Health Style?

Nicole Greene

We all know there are small tweaks we can make to help us reach rock star status. Here are four I’m focusing on this National Women’s Health Week.

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#CoverageMatters

Why #CoverageMatters for Women's Health

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Cecile Richards

The progress that the Affordable Care Act has made for women's health couldn't be clearer, and we shouldn't go backward on any of these improvements.

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10 Reasons to Sign Up (or Re-up) for Health Coverage

Dr. Karen A. Scott

Learn the warning signs of stroke so that if you have even one of them, you can call 911 right away.

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Dr. Karen A. Scott

Rejoining the World of Women's Health

Dr. Karen A. Scott

Learn the warning signs of stroke so that if you have even one of them, you can call 911 right away.

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