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Interviews and Spotlights

December 19, 2016
Moving to a new city, starting a family, and even launching a new career can bring up questions about health insurance coverage. Katie Hay was able to do all three with the support of the Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance Marketplace. Now a yoga therapist based in North Carolina, Katie talks...
October 2, 2016
Margeaux Gray was a victim of human trafficking when she was a young girl. She was sexually abused by a close and trusted adult man, and at age 5, Margeaux was sold for profit into child sex trafficking. Trafficked by a trusted adult who used physical, sexual, and psychological abuse to maintain...
September 29, 2016
Five and a half years ago, I left Atlanta to come to Washington to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health — Women's Health and Director of the HHS Office on Women's Health (OWH). It's been an incredibly rewarding adventure, but it's time for me to pass the torch and say farewell. Before...
March 31, 2016
Sexual assault is a serious problem, affecting women from all backgrounds every day. Sexual assault often causes terrible physical and emotional pain. People who have been sexually assaulted may experience feelings of guilt or shame, leading them to believe the assault was their fault. This is never...
February 29, 2016
Hydeia Broadbent was born with HIV, but she wasn't diagnosed until she was 3. At the time, her prognosis was grim, since she had already developed AIDS. Her doctors didn't think she would live to the age of 6. Now 31, Hydeia has become a prominent HIV and AIDS activist, devoting her life to raising...
February 21, 2016
Office on Women's Health Deputy Director Nicole Greene sat down with Jennifer Donelan in February to talk about women's heart health. We've all seen the "Hollywood heart attack" on TV. It's when the victim stops what he or she is doing, clutches his or her chest, and drops to the floor. In real life...
January 21, 2016
When you think of human trafficking, you might think of women from impoverished countries who have been kidnapped and forced into prostitution. But human trafficking also happens right here in the United States. Essentially modern-day slavery, human trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or...
September 29, 2015
Dating violence is any type of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse that happens in a dating relationship. It can happen to people of all ages, races, cultures, incomes, and education levels. It can happen in heterosexual or same-sex relationships. Violence can happen on a first date or when you are...
March 2, 2015
There is life and love after an HIV diagnosis. That’s the message Maria Mejia, an activist and woman living with AIDS, wants to share in honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) on March 10. As an ambassador for NWGHAAD, Maria is joining the Office on Women's Health to shed...
February 1, 2015
Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States — surpassing stroke, diabetes, and even cancer? In honor of American Heart Month, we spoke with Yaskary Reyes. Yaskary is an ambassador for The Heart Truth®, a program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and...
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