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HHS Expands Access to Childhood Vaccines during COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a third amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to increase access to lifesaving childhood vaccines and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks as children across the United States return to daycare, preschool and school.

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Dr. Dorothy Fink

OWH Director: How I Make My Health a Priority

Dorothy Fink, M.D.

OWH Director Dorothy Fink, M.D., celebrates National Women’s Health Week by sharing how she’s working toward her health goals. Plus, she offers ideas on how you can join her!

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Helping Your Teen Through an Unhealthy Relationship

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What should you do if you suspect your teen is in an abusive relationship? Here are some ways you can help your teen if he or she is experiencing abuse.

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Communities Can Help Prevent Dating and Sexual Violence

Nicole Greene

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently released a recommendation for interventions that aim to prevent or reduce dating and sexual violence among youth.

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Creating a Culture of Consent on Your Campus

Her Campus

College is an important time for personal discovery and navigating the world of sexuality. But with the excitement, it’s crucial to get educated about sexual assault and consent.

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Dr. Abbey B. Berenson

Parents: 5 Things to Know About HPV and the Vaccine

Dr. Abbey B. Berenson

Parents, you can help protect your child from getting certain HPV-related cancers. How? With a safe and effective vaccine!

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12 Things You Want to Know About Flu

Office on Women's Health

Since it’s officially flu season, here are some questions — and answers — about flu and the vaccine.

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Nicole Greene

Don’t Confuse Abuse With Love

Nicole Greene

Sometimes abuse is disguised as or confused with love. But it’s not. No one has the right to hurt you, control you, or make you feel afraid.

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Patient and Doctor

Intimate Partner Violence: A Community Response Model

Jodi Schipp, Katie Augustin, Domestic Abuse Project

At your last doctor’s visit, did anyone ask if you were safe at home? It’s important to know why you are being asked about your intimate relationships …

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Nicole Greene

Sexual Assault on Campus: What We Can Do

Nicole Greene

One in five undergraduate women is sexually assaulted during college. When I think about that number, I want to change it so everyone is safe.

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