Office on Women's Health Blog

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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Larry Minnix

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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Nadia Ibrahim

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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Older women going on a run.

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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5 Small Changes That Can Improve Your Health in Your 20s, 30s, and Beyond

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Sometimes it feels like being healthy is just a list of things we shouldn't do. The no's can steal the joy out of life. What if we told ourselves "yes" instead?

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5 Nerdy Things You Should Know About Birth Control

Liz Sabatiuk

Birth control — 99% of women have used it at some point in their lives. Yet somehow it continues to be a taboo subject.

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Babette Couser

Prescription Painkillers: Know the Risks

Babette Couser

Prescription drug overdoses are on the rise among women. Prescription opioid misuse and abuse resulted in over 200,000 emergency room visits in 2010, twice as ...

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Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Minority Health Month: Making Progress on Health Disparities

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Half a century ago, our nation was in the midst of a Civil Rights revolution. Since then, we've reached several milestones: the 50th anniversary of the Civil ...

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