Office on Women's Health Blog

Happy 25th Anniversary, OWH!

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

We've made great strides in women's health. Women are living longer and surviving breast and lung cancer, HIV/AIDS, and heart disease more than ever before.

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Participate in a Clinical Trial: Make a Difference

Marsha B. Henderson

Clinical trials just don't come up in casual conversations. I want to change that. I want to get women talking about why it is important for us to participate.

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Let's Talk About Bladders

Tamara Bavendam

The bladder isn't given much thought. Unless it demands our attention, we simply ignore it. But ignoring it has costs. So let's start talking about the bladder.

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Bottom Line: Mammograms are Still Covered

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Recently, several organizations have updated breast cancer screening recommendations, including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

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I'm Young and Healthy, But I Still Need Insurance

Taylor Kimbel

Everyone deserves great health coverage, including you. Check out the five things you should know about applying for health insurance.

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Caregiving Changed Me: One Daughter's Story

Carol D. O'Dell

Agreed denial. That was our little dance — my mother and me — when it came to her health concerns.

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Making Strides Toward an AIDS-free Generation

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

This World AIDS Day, let's reflect on the many people we've lost to HIV/AIDS and the many lives we can save in the years to come.

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Treat Yourself to Peace of Mind

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

It's that time again! Whether you're renewing a plan you love, increasing your coverage, or applying for the first time, it's time to get covered!

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4 Reasons to Say, "Thanks, Birth Control!"

Jill Eversole

More than 88% of women of reproductive age in the United States have used birth control at some point in their lives. There are a lot of reasons to be thankful.

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Giving Power Back To Survivors

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Getting appropriate medical care is a basic right. Victims of domestic violence can now take back control with their own health insurance.

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