Office on Women's Health Blog

Making a Difference for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Mary K. Wakefield

This National Hispanic Heritage Month, let's all agree to be the human beings that César Chávez called on to make a difference.

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8 Things You Need to Know About Pumping at Work

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Location, location, location. It's one of the biggest concerns for nursing moms who plan to pump at work. But there are ways of making space for you to pump.

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Join Us: Support Nursing Moms

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Supporting nursing moms makes sense — and it's the right thing to do. Read what federal employees have to say about their experiences pumping at work.

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5 Tips: Breastfeeding After Maternity Leave

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

What's one of the biggest hurdles mothers face when breastfeeding? Returning to work. Here are five things that will make the transitions easier

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4 Vaccines for a Healthier Teen

Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Evelyn M. Kappeler, Dr. Bruce Gellin

Do you know which vaccines your teen needs? Here's the list of four vaccines recommended for almost all adolescents.

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Medicaid: 50 Years of Helping People Like Me

Nadia Ibrahim

Last week, I took time off work for a routine medical exam. I need assistance with daily activities like dressing and bathing, but I went alone.

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Remembering Rachel

Larry Minnix

When Rachel passed, the funeral had to be held at a bigger chapel than originally planned. The cards and letters were overwhelming.

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5 Things to Know: Planning for a Healthy Retirement

Barbara J. Easterling

May is clearly my month! We focus on my kind of people: older women. As wise as I feel, there are things we wish we had known when we were younger

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Eliminating Hepatitis B in the U.S. — Mothers Matter!

Corinna Dan

Although transmission of hepatitis B from mother to baby is preventable, an estimated 952 infants in the United States were infected perinatally in 2009.

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Better Women's Health Across the Generations

J. Nadine Gracia

As the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants from Haiti, I have a deep respect for the rich traditions of the generations that preceded me

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