Office on Women's Health Blog

Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas

Impacts of Invisibility on Military Veteran Women

Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas

When it was time to leave active duty and go back to school and become what I considered “a normal woman” again, I thought it would be a breeze. It wasn’t.

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Laura Lee

Loving Every Inch of You

Laura Lee

I decided to embrace everything that made me ME. It took a long time to get there — to feel beautiful and to walk proud. There is no turning back.

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Dr. Keisha Downey

An Interview About Taking Care of Your Mental Health: Dr. Keisha Downey

In this interview, Dr. Keisha Downey shares her tips for staying mentally healthy, plus insights about when to get help.

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OWH Acting Director Nicole Greene

What's Your Health Style?

Nicole Greene

We all know there are small tweaks we can make to help us reach rock star status. Here are four I’m focusing on this National Women’s Health Week.

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Nicole Greene

What’s Your Relationship With Alcohol?

Nicole Greene

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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Dr. Alan E. Simon

Eating Disorders: What to Watch For

Dr. Alan E. Simon

When I was a teenager, being a camp counselor was the best part of the year. But now, I remember one thing I wish I had done differently.

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Cortney Lovell

The Power of Women and Recovery

Cortney Lovell

At 19 I said goodbye to my mother. I also said goodbye to active addiction. It was the hardest year of my life.

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#CoverageMatters

Why #CoverageMatters for Women's Health

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Cecile Richards

The progress that the Affordable Care Act has made for women's health couldn't be clearer, and we shouldn't go backward on any of these improvements.

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Erskine Hallam Bishop

The Holidays: How I Cope With the Loss

Jennifer Bishop-Crawford

It's during the quiet times that I recognize there is a void. My void has a name — it's Erskine Hallam Bishop.

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Doctor with hand on shoulder of woman

Domestic Violence and Your Health

Anisa Ali

Sometimes it is difficult to recognize the effect an abusive relationship can have on your health, but the impacts are substantial.

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