Office on Women's Health Blog

Surgeon General Releases Call to Action on Hypertension Control

Today, Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., issued a Call to Action urging Americans to recognize and address hypertension control as a national, public health priority. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension provides strategies for those on the frontlines of health care and public health to address this costly, dangerous and far too common chronic health condition.

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Enter Now: Create an Obesity Prevention Game

Office on Women's Health

Join the Office on Women's Health in helping women and girls reach and maintain a healthy weight by entering the Shape of Health: An Obesity Prevention Game challenge.

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Nicole Greene

Your Family’s Health Is Your Health

Nicole Greene

“How could this happen to me?” This is what one of my colleagues says her mother kept saying after she found out she had heart disease.

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Dr. Cheryl Bushnell

4 Things Women Need to Know About Stroke

Dr. Cheryl Bushnell

Stroke happens to 1 in 5 women. Dr. Cheryl Bushnell shares the four things she thinks every woman should know about stroke. 

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Dr. Kajal Patel

Kidney Disease: What You Need to Know

Dr. Kajal Patel shares how women can keep their kidneys healthy and what they need to know about chronic kidney disease.

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Dr. Rachel Dreyer

An Interview About Heart Health

Dr. Rachel Dreyer shares the basics you need to know about heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy.

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Barbra Streisand and Vivek Murthy: How We Can Help Save Women's Lives

Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, Barbra Streisand

Related information Healthy aging Overweight, obesity, and weight loss fact sheet Urinary tract infections fact sheet

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"My Cardiologist Says I'm a Miracle"

Darcy Wendel

Heart disease was never something I worried about. But less than a year ago, I found out I had a 99% blockage in my left anterior descending coronary artery.

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Eating for Your Health and Your Heart

Karen B. DeSalvo

I can admit it: I love food. But my mother taught me a long time ago that what you put into your body, and how much, matters.

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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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