Office on Women's Health Blog

HHS Details Multiple COVID-19 Testing Statistics as National Test Volume Surges

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that more than 59 million COVID-19 tests have now been completed nationally – averaging over 810,000 per day over the past seven days. Over the past month, the percentage of lab tests that were completed within three days was 45; over the last seven days, it was over 56.

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Bring Your Brave

Temeika L. Fairley

I was sitting next to her as she told her story of being diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer at the age of 27.

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Communities Can Help Prevent Dating and Sexual Violence

Nicole Greene

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently released a recommendation for interventions that aim to prevent or reduce dating and sexual violence among youth.

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How to Encourage Girls to Go After Their Dreams

Brittney Storm Rankin

Check out these tips to encourage your daughter, granddaughter, niece, younger sister, or any girl you know to have the confidence to work toward her goals.

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Dr. Danielle Johnson

An Interview About Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a serious problem. We spoke with Dr. Danielle Johnson to discuss suicide and what women should do if they’re having suicidal thoughts.

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Dr. Nirmish Shah

Q&A With a Sickle Cell Disease Expert

Dr. Nirmish Shah shares some sickle cell disease basics and talks about his research aimed at helping patients manage sickle cell disease.

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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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I Can Do It! Mentorship Becomes a Lifelong Friendship

Haley Barber

Throughout my mentorship, I not only fostered social support — I also developed lasting friendships.

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Danielle Cunningham and her son

A New Mom’s Breastfeeding Story

Meet Danielle Cunningham. She’s a first-time mom who opened up about her breastfeeding journey in honor of National Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week. Read her interview.

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An Interview About Veteran Women’s Health

Dr. Sally Haskell discusses the unique risks and exposures that women veterans face that can impact their health and health care. Read her interview.

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Nicole Greene

3 Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Nicole Greene

As parents, there are steps we can take to help set our kids up for a healthy, successful year. Try adding these three ideas to your back-to-school list.

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