Office on Women's Health Blog

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I Can Do It! Supports Healthy Living for Women With a Disability

Holli Richmond

The I Can Do It! model ensures women and girls with a disability have opportunities to be physically active and practice healthy eating behaviors. Learn more.

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Danni Starr

Postpartum Depression Is My Truth

Danni Starr

I had something that nearly sucked the life out of me. After we got home from the hospital, I rarely got off of the couch for 30 days.

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Tools to Promote Gender Responsiveness in HIV Prevention Programs for Women and Girls

Dr. Nancy C. Lee, Dr. Richard Wolitski

Gender-related issues are a driver of the HIV epidemic among women and girls. That's why we developed the HIV Prevention Toolkit: A Gender-Responsive Approach.

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Ladies, Let's Change Tomorrow

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Together — as women — we can help build each other up! Join the #StateofWomen movement today to help change tomorrow. Find out how you can get involved.

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Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Taking Care of Your Health — and Your Baby's

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Related information Sexual assault fact sheet Violence against women

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Caregiving: Why We Have to Talk About It

Donna Richardson

Caregiving is hard work, no matter how much we love the person. Having been a caregiver, I want to share two important pieces of advice with you.

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Back to Basics

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

The science is always evolving, but some things never change. For this year's National Women's Health Week, we get back to basics. Follow these simple steps.

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Ladies, There's Never Been a Better Time to Start Taking Control of Your Health

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

There's a lot to being an adult that no one warns you about. At some point, you realize that you're in control of your life. All you have to do is take charge.

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Finding Love on the Plate

Carla Hall

I gained 20 pounds. That experience taught me I needed to reinvent the way I approached food.

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Lauren Potter

An Interview About Being Your Healthiest You: Lauren Potter

We make decisions that affect our health every day — what we eat for lunch, how we use our break time, and when we go to bed. This National Women's Health Week, we're asking all women to take simple steps for better health. Think of the small tweaks you can make throughout the day for a healthier you — no matter your age. As an ambassador for National Women's Health Week, Lauren Potter is joining the Office on Women's Health in empowering women to prioritize their physical and mental health. She shares her tips for staying motivated, de-stressing, and believing in yourself. She also talks about Glee and what it's like to be a role model.

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Endometriosis: 23 Years of Searching for Answers

Padma Lakshmi

I saw so many doctors, yet I was repeatedly told that nothing was wrong. It wasn't until I was 36, 23 years after my symptoms began, that I finally got answers.

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