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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Dr. Nancy C. Lee

One in Three: Sexual Assault Affects Too Many Women

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

It might feel scary to ask for help or support, but help is available. Whether you were assaulted recently or many years ago, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or use the Online Hotline. Both are free, confidential, and open 24/7.

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Creating Trauma-Informed Congregations

Andrea Blanch, Kimberly Konkel

According to national experts convened by SAMHSA, trauma results from events or circumstances that are experienced by an individual as harmful or life threatening and that have lasting adverse effects on mental, physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being.

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An Interview With a Woman Who Discusses the Facts About Sex With Her Kids: Karen Murphy

Track your symptoms Print and fill out the Lupus symptom tracker (PDF, 104 KB) or track your symptoms using an app. Some apps also keep track of your medicines and share the information with your doctors.

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ChooseMyPlate.gov

Tips To Help You Make Healthy Choices

Jackie Haven, Dr. Sabrina Matoff-Stepp

(click to expand) Learn the warning signs of stroke so that if you have even one of them, you can call 911 right away.

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Our Year in Review: Accomplishments in Women's Health

Kathleen Sebelius

Women's History Month reminds us to pay tribute to the generations of women who have contributed to the growth of our nation, in public and private life. As we celebrate Women's History Month and recognize the extraordinary achievements women have made throughout history, I'd also like to reflect on the accomplishments the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made over the last year to improve the lives of women and girls

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One Woman's Story: Advocating for Women and Girls With HIV/AIDS

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Tamika Williams, a former professional basketball player, joined us this year as an ambassador. We spoke with her earlier this month to learn why she decided to get involved. For her, it's personal.

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Take Action: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — a day for action! What are you going to do?

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First Lady Michelle Obama

The First Lady Honors International Women of Courage

Kasie Coccaro

Your business can take easy steps to support breastfeeding! Supporting Nursing Moms at Work: Employer Solutions This site offers cost-effective tips and time and space solutions listed by industry. The Business Case for Breastfeeding This toolkit gives businesses easy steps to make a breast-friendly work environment. You can share the program's information with your supervisor or your company's human resources department.

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Give the Gift of Life

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

About 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, but only 10 percent actually do each year. That's a small percentage considering someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.

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An Interview with a National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Ambassador: Tamika Williams

Track your symptoms Print and fill out the Lupus symptom tracker (PDF, 104 KB) or track your symptoms using an app. Some apps also keep track of your medicines and share the information with your doctors.

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