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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OWH News: Four Additional Awards to Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Women and Girls

Office on Women's Health

As part of the Administration's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women's Health (OWH) made four additional awards to the 16 that were announced in July 2017.

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Talk Saves Lives

Kat Olbrich

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide, just like heart disease or cancer, is a complex health issue.

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Moms Can Help Girls Get Moving

Nicole Greene

When it comes to getting exercise and being physically active, are we cheering our kids on enough? Unfortunately, data suggests that we aren't.

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Nicole Greene

Breastfeeding: Natural Doesn’t Mean Easy

Nicole Greene

Looking back, I wish I had had three things at that time: more educational resources, a true support system, and someone to help me when I was in doubt.

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Kayla M. Williams

VA Makes Strides in Serving Women Veterans

Kayla M. Williams

When I came home from Iraq in 2004, I often felt invisible as a woman soldier.

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How OWH Is Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Jessica Tytel

Our country is in the midst of an epidemic of overdose and deaths as a result of opioid misuse. In 2015, 33,091 Americans died as a result of opioid overdoses.

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Building a Community of Support for New Moms

Juliet Bui

New moms have a lot to juggle. In the midst of all this, it’s easy to forget about their health, especially mental health.

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Lauren Sogor

An Interview About Breastfeeding: Lauren Sogor

From the joys to the challenges, Lauren Sogor shares her experiences breastfeeding and offers her tips for pumping at work.

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Nicole Greene

I’m a Wellness Rock Star (Almost)

Nicole Greene

Since May, I’ve been working hard to upgrade my health style from healthy-ish to total wellness rock star. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m getting there!

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Final Report: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women. July 19, 2017

OWH News: Opioids and Women Final Report Released

Office on Women's Health

A new OWH report examines opioid use among women and issues related to prevention, treatment, and recovery.

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