Office on Women's Health Blog

Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act

Marylouise Kelley

In 1982, I remember standing on the porch of the Crisis Center in Manhattan, Kan., with my four-year-old son and five-year-old daughter, waiting to meet the domestic violence advocate who answered my call for help to escort us to a local shelter.

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One Woman's Story: Finding Affordable Health Coverage

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Stefania Fochi works with heavy machinery every day at her family's empanada and pasta business. Having almost caught her hand in a 2,000-pound kneader and without health insurance, she's had to ask herself — more than once — "If I had to go to the emergency room, what would I do?"

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Anne Wheaton

One Woman's Story: Being With Someone Through Depression

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Being with someone who is struggling with depression is never easy. Anne Wheaton watched her husband, Wil Wheaton, experience anger, self-doubt, sadness, and hopelessness for three years. He didn't know the cause of these feelings, but they inevitably affected his relationship with Anne.

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An Interview With National Women's Health Week Ambassadors: Founders of Her Campus

Together, Annie, Stephanie, and Windsor founded Her Campus, an online community for college women, with information on love, life, careers, and — of course — health. Read their interview to learn why they feel it's important to speak up about women's health. Plus, get their tips for leading healthy lives.

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An Interview With a Woman Who Discusses the Facts About Sex With Her Kids: Karen Murphy

Track your symptoms Print and fill out the Lupus symptom tracker (PDF, 104 KB) or track your symptoms using an app. Some apps also keep track of your medicines and share the information with your doctors.

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One Woman's Story: Advocating for Women and Girls With HIV/AIDS

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Tamika Williams, a former professional basketball player, joined us this year as an ambassador. We spoke with her earlier this month to learn why she decided to get involved. For her, it's personal.

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First Lady Michelle Obama

The First Lady Honors International Women of Courage

Kasie Coccaro

Mental health care must be covered by most insurance plans the same way medical care is covered. Many insurance plans cover a visit to an in-network mental health professional the same way a visit to an in-network doctor is covered. If you don’t have insurance, you can find a mental health care center near you that will charge you what you can afford, based on your income.

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An Interview with a National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Ambassador: Tamika Williams

Track your symptoms Print and fill out the Lupus symptom tracker (PDF, 104 KB) or track your symptoms using an app. Some apps also keep track of your medicines and share the information with your doctors.

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Mary Eriksmoen

One Woman's Story: Living With Heart Disease

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

At 53, Mary experienced chest pain that radiated into her jaw for three months without realizing it was a symptom of heart disease. Because of her age, she thought she was too young to have heart issues.

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Yaskary Reyes

Q&A: Heart Disease and Women

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

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 Blood Institute that strives to educate women about heart disease and motivate them to take steps to prevent it.

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