Office on Women's Health Blog

Earnest and Sharon Evans

Our #GetCovered Story: Insurance Let Us Get Through a Health Crisis Together

Earnest Evans, Sharon Evans

In July 2013, my wife Sharon was diagnosed with both lung and breast cancer. My immediate thought was that I would need to resign from my job as a vice president for sales of an education company in order to become a full-time caregiver.

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Time to Get Covered

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

The last thing anyone should have to worry about is health coverage and how they will find a plan that fits their needs and budget. Luckily, you don't have to — Marketplace Open Enrollment for 2015 starts today!

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Domestic Violence: A Provider Perspective

Dr. Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Sarah Linde

Identifying current or past abusive and traumatic experiences can help prevent further abuse, lessen disability, and lead to improved health status. Because health care providers are often trusted resources in their communities, they are in a unique position to connect individuals who experience IPV with supportive local services — as HRSA's Chief Public Health Officer (and family physician) RADM Sarah Linde knows all too well.

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Empowering Women Through Affordable Health Coverage

Judy Sarasohn

Women are often the health care decision-makers in their families and communities.

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Turning 26 Soon? Start Birthday Shopping for Health Insurance Now!

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Were you — or was someone you love — born in late 1988? Start birthday shopping for health insurance now! Why? Because turning 26 means you can no longer be covered under your parents' health insurance plans.

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Breast Pumps and Insurance Coverage: What You Need To Know

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

We've got the information you're searching for about breast pumps and insurance coverage.

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5 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier After Maternity Leave Is Over

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

What's one of the biggest hurdles mothers face when breastfeeding? Returning to work. If you're pregnant or recently gave birth and you want to continue breastfeeding after you go back to work, here are five things that will make it easier

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Get the Support You Need To Make Breastfeeding Work

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Motherhood is full of choices, and one of the first decisions to make is how you're going to feed your baby. The choice between breastfeeding and formula feeding is a personal one. My choice was to breastfeed, and I quickly learned why they call breastfeeding a journey.

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I'm Covered Stories: For This 26-er, Getting Insured Was a "No-brainer"

Judy Sarasohn

Although Amanda Waddle comes heavily padded when she takes to the ice for her hockey league, that doesn't mean she can't get hurt. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Amanda was one of the more than 3 million young adults who were able to be covered by their parents' health insurance plans. But when she aged off her parent's plan on her 26th birthday last November, going without coverage wasn't an option she was willing to consider.

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Knowing BRCA Changed My Life

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Despite the perception that breast cancer is only something older women need to worry about, young women can and do get breast cancer. I myself was a young woman at high risk, but didn't know it. Just months after a clean mammogram, in late 2007, I heard those terrible words, "You have breast cancer".

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