Office on Women's Health Blog

Tory Johnson

How ABC's Tory Johnson Became a Healthier Woman

Tory Johnson

It's been three years since the conversation that changed my life. My boss at ABC News told me I needed to "lose weight or lose my job."

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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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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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Dr. Nancy Lee

Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was Younger

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

I am 64 years old. There, I admit it. Now that I am older, I'd like to share some of my thoughts on things I wish someone had told me when I was younger.

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Stop STIs: Six Steps to Safer Sex

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Whether you call them STIs or STDs, one thing is true: Women are at risk of infection. Protecting yourself is an important part of staying healthy.

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What It Feels Like When a Woman Has a Heart Attack

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

What do you see when you imagine a heart attack? Does the victim — probably a man — stop what he's doing, clutch his chest, and fall to the floor? We call that the "Hollywood Heart Attack." It doesn't paint the most accurate picture, particularly for women. The truth is: Heart attacks can be much harder to spot. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. More women than men die from their heart attacks.

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Don't Let Little Health Problems Turn Into Big Ones

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Getting covered may not seem like a priority if you're young and healthy and your budget is tight, but insurance is one of the best ways for you to take control of your health. Having health insurance is empowering! It's your ticket to preventive benefits.

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6 Tips for Healthy Aging

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Aging is a natural part of life, and it's up to us to make the most of it. To me, that means being active and feeling my best. No matter your age, you can feel your best, too! Here are six easy ways you can stay active and healthy in 2015.

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Season's Eatings

Anne Wheaton

I am generally a healthy eater and try to exercise frequently, but all of the tasty treats available this time of year do make it a challenge.

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