Office on Women's Health Blog

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OWH Resolutions: Where Are They Now?

Nicole Greene

Last year, I asked some of my colleagues to share their plans for improving their health and well-being in 2018. As the year is coming to a close, I asked them to give us an update.

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Don't Let Little Health Problems Turn Into Big Ones

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Getting covered may not seem like a priority if you're young and healthy and your budget is tight, but insurance is one of the best ways for you to take control of your health. Having health insurance is empowering! It's your ticket to preventive benefits.

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Putting Down My Phone: A Resolution

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

A few months ago, I took a fall. What made this different — and a bit humbling — was I doing something millions of Americans do every day. I was on my phone.

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Elena's #GetCovered Story: Pursuing Her Dream to Farm

Elena Miller-TerKuile

The St. Luis Valley can be very cold and the life of a farmer here is not easy, but that has always been my dream. My family arrived in the valley in the 1860's and was among the first Hispanic settlers to come here. I'm the sixth generation of a proud family of farmers. It was a hard dream to pursue without health insurance.

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6 Tips for Healthy Aging

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Aging is a natural part of life, and it's up to us to make the most of it. To me, that means being active and feeling my best. No matter your age, you can feel your best, too! Here are six easy ways you can stay active and healthy in 2015.

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Markella Prather

An Interview About Alcohol Abuse: Markella Prather

Many people enjoy a beer or a glass of wine from time to time. But what happens when a woman's drinking starts affecting the rest of her life? Maybe it's causing problems at work or school or in her relationships. She may even have legal or financial problems if she drinks and drives. That was the case for Markella Prather. Like many people with alcohol problems, Markella didn't realize her drinking was out of control. That's why she wants to share her story. She wants to spread the word that drinking problems can affect anyone and that treatment can help you regain control of your life. Markella talks about her choice to quit and what it's like staying sober.

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Season's Eatings

Anne Wheaton

I am generally a healthy eater and try to exercise frequently, but all of the tasty treats available this time of year do make it a challenge.

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Say "No" to Holiday Stress

Beth A. Collins-Sharp

Welcome to the holiday season, an annual test of endurance for many women. The key to making it through, is to make choices that will eliminate the big stressors. Here's my guide to a less stressful holiday season.

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Women Veterans Today

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Did you know that there are more than 2.2 million women Veterans in the United States? Yet many do not know that they may be eligible for health care and other benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). If a woman has served, she deserves the services and benefits she has earned.

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Our #GetCovered Story: Insurance Let Us Get Through a Health Crisis Together

Earnest Evans, Sharon Evans

In July 2013, my wife Sharon was diagnosed with both lung and breast cancer. My immediate thought was that I would need to resign from my job as a vice president for sales of an education company in order to become a full-time caregiver.

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Best Bones Forever!

Ann Abercrombie

Who knew building strong bones could be so much fun?

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