Office on Women's Health Blog

Participate in a Clinical Trial: Make a Difference

Marsha B. Henderson

Clinical trials just don't come up in casual conversations. I want to change that. I want to get women talking about why it is important for us to participate.

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It's Time for the iGIANT

Saralyn Mark

We want to believe that what is branded for use by women will improve function and safety, not just appearance. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

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Prescription Painkillers: Know the Risks

Babette Couser

Prescription drug overdoses are on the rise among women. Prescription opioid misuse and abuse resulted in over 200,000 emergency room visits in 2010, twice as ...

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No One Should Be for Sale

Rochelle Rollins

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. It is insidious, widespread, and profitable — and affects more than 20 million men, women, and children around the world.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Progress in Women's Health

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Your health isn't just important to you — it's important to us, too. For the past 30 years, the HHS Coordinating Committee on Women's Health (CCWH) has been leading the charge to help women and girls achieve the best possible health.

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Sex Is in the News… And It Matters

Janine Austin Clayton

"Women are different [than men]," said Dr. Betsy Nabel, the president of Brigham and Women's Hospital. "To treat them as simply an extension or a subgroup of men's health — or worse, to exclude them altogether — virtually assures worse health outcomes for women."

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More Than 2.8 Million Reasons for Hope

Kathleen Sebelius, Debbie Wasserman Schultz

... under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance companies and employer plans must cover tamoxifen and raloxifene — like other recommended preventive services — without co-pays or other out of pocket expenses for women at increased risk for breast cancer.

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