Office on Women's Health Blog

Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A.

A New National Prescription to Improve Women's Health

Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal

Women's health was largely ignored in the halls of public policy, at the research bench, and in clinical settings when I was appointed the first.

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Anne Wheaton, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, and Danni Starr

In Pictures and Videos: OWH's 25th Anniversary Event

Nicole Greene

I was lucky enough to have a front row seat as the emcee for the day's special activities, and I want to share with you some pictures and videos from the event.

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

Dr. Karen A. Scott

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace began November 1. Here are 10 reasons why you should sign up — or re-up — for health coverage for 2017!

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Rejoining the World of Women's Health

Dr. Karen A. Scott

I'm thrilled to join the team here at OWH. It feels good to be back in the world of women's health — a little like reconnecting with an old friend.

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A Survivor's Right to Reconstruction

Many breast cancer patients who are eligible for breast reconstruction after mastectomy aren't aware of their rights and care options.

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Domestic Violence and Your Health

Anisa Ali

Sometimes it is difficult to recognize the effect an abusive relationship can have on your health, but the impacts are substantial.

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Suzanne Haynes

Cultural acceptance of higher weights in the LGBT community challenges the expectations of typical weight loss programs.

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Sex and the Senior Woman

Dr. Cheryl Phillips

There are many beliefs and myths about aging and sex. A common one is that people 55 and older don't have, think about, or want sex. That's not always true.

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Access to Contraceptives: A Path Forward

Dr. Jessica Grossman

As a woman, a mother, and a doctor, I recognize that the ability to plan if and when to have children is essential to the well-being of all women.

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Pregnancy & Motherhood: Tips in Your Back Pocket

Jodie Fishman

Text4baby offers pregnant women and moms the health information they need most, delivered right to the trusty device in their back pocket — their cell phone.

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