Office on Women's Health Blog

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Let's Celebrate the OWH Staff

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

As we celebrate this milestone in women's health, I want to take a moment to recognize the OWH staff, because they've played a big role in helping us get here.

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Nicole Greene

My Life With Lyme

Nicole Greene

On Easter Sunday 2007, I woke up unable to move from the neck down. It sounds scary, but I just thought I was getting sick. Little did I know how sick I was.

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Kayla Smith

An Interview About Talking to Teens About Healthy Relationships and Sex: Kayla Smith

College can be an exciting time for teens. It's full of new experiences, like managing schoolwork, social events, and new friends on one's own. The things you teach your teen can make the transition to college easier, especially when it comes to relationships. You can help them make healthy decisions — even if you're not physically there to help. We talked with Kayla Smith, a peer health educator, to get her tips for helping college-bound teens make smart choices about sex and relationships. She talks about dating on campus, how parents can help teens prepare for dating away from home, and how teens can talk to their partners about sex.

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Danni Starr

Postpartum Depression Is My Truth

Danni Starr

I had something that nearly sucked the life out of me. After we got home from the hospital, I rarely got off of the couch for 30 days.

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Michelle Obama

Ladies, Let's Change Tomorrow

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Together — as women — we can help build each other up! Join the #StateofWomen movement today to help change tomorrow. Find out how you can get involved.

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Caregiving: Why We Have to Talk About It

Donna Richardson

Caregiving is hard work, no matter how much we love the person. Having been a caregiver, I want to share two important pieces of advice with you.

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Finding Love on the Plate

Carla Hall

I gained 20 pounds. That experience taught me I needed to reinvent the way I approached food.

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Lauren Potter

An Interview About Being Your Healthiest You: Lauren Potter

We make decisions that affect our health every day — what we eat for lunch, how we use our break time, and when we go to bed. This National Women's Health Week, we're asking all women to take simple steps for better health. Think of the small tweaks you can make throughout the day for a healthier you — no matter your age. As an ambassador for National Women's Health Week, Lauren Potter is joining the Office on Women's Health in empowering women to prioritize their physical and mental health. She shares her tips for staying motivated, de-stressing, and believing in yourself. She also talks about Glee and what it's like to be a role model.

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An Interview About Surviving Sexual Assault: Lisa Gillespie

Pastor Lisa Gillespie was assaulted by a former classmate. After her attack, she says she tried to pretend the assault never happened, but she struggled with feelings of anger, fear, guilt, and shame. In her interview, Lisa discusses her healing process and offers advice to other survivors.

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HIV Is My Roommate

Marvelyn Brown

People LOVE to say, "Oh she is living with HIV." Correction: HIV is living with me.

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