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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Farewell: My Fascinating Journey as OWH Director

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

As we celebrate this milestone in women's health, I want to take a moment to recognize the OWH staff, because they've played a big role in helping us get here.

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Access to Contraceptives: A Path Forward

Dr. Jessica Grossman

As a woman, a mother, and a doctor, I recognize that the ability to plan if and when to have children is essential to the well-being of all women.

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Dr. Cheryl Phillips

Sex and the Senior Woman

Dr. Cheryl Phillips

There are many beliefs and myths about aging and sex. A common one is that people 55 and older don't have, think about, or want sex. That's not always true.

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Ease Into Breastfeeding: The #First31 Days

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Breastfeeding is different for every woman, but here are some common challenges moms face in the first day, week, and beyond, plus tips to get through them.

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Lily Clay

An Interview With a Breastfeeding Mom: Lily Clay

Here's the deal with breastfeeding: It offers some great benefits for you and your baby, but it's also a big commitment. Choosing to breastfeed is a personal decision, and for first-time mom Lily Clay, breastfeeding was the right decision for her and her baby. In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, we talked with Lily about choosing to breastfeed and the challenges she's faced. She also offers her tips for success.

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Pregnancy & Motherhood: Tips in Your Back Pocket

Jodie Fishman

Text4baby offers pregnant women and moms the health information they need most, delivered right to the trusty device in their back pocket — their cell phone.

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Sue Partridge

An Expert Talks About Zika Virus: Sue Partridge

You've probably heard about Zika virus on the news. You may be wondering what we do and don't know about the virus and how it impacts you. That's why we talked with Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Sue Partridge from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She told us what we do and don't know about Zika, tips for preventing infection, what to do if you're traveling to an area with Zika, and more.

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Busting 5 Common Myths about FDA and Women's Health

Dr. Marjorie Jenkins

Sometimes, I act as a myth-buster, meaning I share how FDA uses information about sex differences in our work and counter common myths about FDA.

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Let's Celebrate the OWH Staff

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

As we celebrate this milestone in women's health, I want to take a moment to recognize the OWH staff, because they've played a big role in helping us get here.

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Nicole Greene

My Life With Lyme

Nicole Greene

On Easter Sunday 2007, I woke up unable to move from the neck down. It sounds scary, but I just thought I was getting sick. Little did I know how sick I was.

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