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November 18, 2013

Pamela WorthQuitting smoking isn't easy. In fact, many ex-smokers say that it's one of the hardest things they've ever done, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. Millions of people have quit — and so can you.

November 7, 2013

Secretary SebeliusEd. note: This blog is cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HealthCare blog. The original post date was October 24, 2013.

October 31, 2013

There's no doubt about it — quitting smoking is tough. But you can do it. Here to tell us how she successfully quit is Pamela Worth. With the Great American Smokeout just around the corner, read on for Pamela's tips and suggestions for quitting. Learn how her decision to quit is helping her lead a healthier life.

October 29, 2013

a woman getting a mammogramOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — the perfect time to talk about the importance of breast cancer screening. Every woman has a story or connection to breast cancer; my grandmother died of breast cancer before I was born. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women, regardless of race or ethnicity.[1] Getting a mammogram is the best way to reduce the impact of breast cancer, because tumors caught early are easier to treat.

April 29, 2012

Krista Barlow struggled with anorexia and bulimia through high school and college. Understanding more about the diseases helped her to overcome them. She hopes to help others by sharing her story. Learn more about these conditions in this candid and personal interview.

November 2, 2011

Did you know that today 1,400 babies will be born too early? What causes babies to be born early? How does prematurity affect babies and their families? Join us in observing Prematurity Awareness month as we discuss common question about prematurity with Beverly Robertson from the March of Dimes.

August 4, 2011

Lupus can be a devastating disease — just ask Minerva Figueroa. Before she was diagnosed, she battled extreme fatigue, trouble walking, painful joints, hair loss, and more. Read our interview with Minerva to see how having lupus might change the way she lives, but it will never define her.