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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An Interview About Living With HIV/AIDS: Maria Mejia

As an ambassador for NWGHAAD, Maria is joining the Office on Women's Health to shed light on the impact HIV/AIDS has on women and girls. She offers support and hope to reduce the stigma, and increase knowledge about HIV/AIDS preventive, care, and treatment. Maria talks about living with HIV/AIDS. 

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That's Why I Call It Crazy Love

Leslie Morgan Steiner

A few weeks before I met the man who physically abused me, I told my roommate I'd never be stupid enough to let a man beat me. I wish I'd known that abusers never hit you on the first date.

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What It Feels Like When a Woman Has a Heart Attack

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

What do you see when you imagine a heart attack? Does the victim — probably a man — stop what he's doing, clutch his chest, and fall to the floor? We call that the "Hollywood Heart Attack." It doesn't paint the most accurate picture, particularly for women. The truth is: Heart attacks can be much harder to spot. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. More women than men die from their heart attacks.

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Michelle Whitlock

It Happened To Me

Michelle Whitlock

Just a month before my 27th birthday, my world stopped. It was Christmastime, and most everyone around me was preparing for the holiday festivities; but not me.

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Is Your Manicure Making Someone Sick?

Chanh Hang

I chose to become a manicurist to provide for my family. Although there are many good things about the job, there are also significant hazards.

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An Interview About Heart Disease: Yaskary Reyes

Due to her unusually strong family history of heart disease, Yaskary Reyes' experience is not typical for most women. However, her story makes a compelling case for being aware of your own personal risk factors for heart disease. Yaskary talks about what women should know about heart disease and how she manages it.

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Dr. Rochelle Rollins

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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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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