Office on Women's Health Blog

Nicole Greene and Iwona

Losing Iwona

Nicole Greene

Iwona was supposed to be in surgery that day to remove a large fibroid. But while she was getting prepped for surgery, the news came: She had stage 4 uterine cancer.

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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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Woman driving and texting

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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A dog tangled in Christmas lights

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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