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September 26, 2018

This National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, we spoke with Dr. Nirmish Shah, the Director of the Sickle Cell Transition Program at Duke University. He shares some sickle cell disease basics and talks about his research aimed at helping patients manage sickle cell disease. See how he’s using technology to improve care for patients.

June 5, 2018
Lynn Bufka

Stress occurs when you feel like the demands placed on you — such as work, school, or relationships — exceed your ability to cope. It can be a reaction to a short-lived situation, such as being stuck in traffic or late for an appointment, or it can last a long time if you're dealing with relationship or money problems, the death of a loved one, or other serious situations.

November 13, 2016
Dr. Karen A. Scott

I'm thrilled to join the team here at OWH. It feels good to be back in the world of women's health — a little like reconnecting with an old friend. Having only started on September 30, after Dr. Nancy Lee's retirement, it's been a whirlwind few weeks getting up to speed, and of course, celebrating OWH's 25th anniversary. What a great way to start as Interim Acting Director at OWH! I'd like to introduce myself by sharing with you some of my past work and what I hope to learn and contribute during my time at OWH.

October 9, 2016
Suzanne Haynes

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from health.gov. The original post date was September 28, 2016. Read the original post.

July 27, 2016
Dr. Marjorie Jenkins

As a doctor and medical school professor, I have seen firsthand that men and women experience the same health problems in different ways. Physical factors like body size or hormones can influence how diseases affect women and how treatments work for them. My experiences motivated me to work toward more personalized care by focusing on sex and gender differences in my research, teaching, and clinical care. They also led me to the FDA Office of Women's Health, where I work to educate health professionals and the public about women's health.

June 13, 2016
Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Dr. Richard Wolitski

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from HIV.gov. The original post date was June 13, 2016. Read the original post.

April 11, 2016
Wanda K. Jones

OWH 25th Anniversary LogoAs part of our 25th Anniversary celebration, we are inviting past and present OWH staff to share their experiences working in women's health, what progress they've seen, and their hopes for the future. Our first guest blogger is Dr. Wanda K.

February 4, 2016
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Office on Women's Health 25th Anniversary logoHappy 2016! The new year has been here for a few weeks now, and we at OWH are excited about what's in store. We're especially excited because 2016 marks OWH's 25th anniversary!

25 years. I can hardly believe it.

January 26, 2016
Marsha B. Henderson

Women in Clinical Trials campaign imageI have worked in the health field for over 30 years. When I tell people I work at the U.S.

April 21, 2015
Babette Couser

Babette CouserAt a recent conference that I attended on prescription pain medication (e.g., opioid or narcotic pain relievers, including drugs such as Vicodin and OxyContin), I learned that prescription drug overdoses are on the rise among women. Federal data indicate that women between the ages of 45 and 54 are at a greater risk than men in the same age category of overdosing on prescription opioid medications.

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