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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is leading an initiative aimed at reducing new HIV infections by 75% in the next 5 years and 90% in the next 10 years. According to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, that means preventing more than 250,000 new infections over the proposed 10-year timespan.
Join the Office on Women's Health in helping women and girls reach and maintain a healthy weight. Enter our Shape of Health: An Obesity Prevention Game challenge by creating a video game focused on obesity prevention or weight control for women or girls.
Did you know the change in seasons can bring on a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, SAD is diagnosed four times more often in women than men. To learn more about SAD and how women can manage it, we talked to Dr. Yael Nillni.
In 2011, my life was uprooted in an instant. I remember sitting on the floor of my Brooklyn, New York, apartment, heart pounding, tears flowing, palms sweating, anxiously anticipating a phone call where I hoped to hear two words: "She's OK."
Earlier that morning, my mom, who lived alone, was knocked unconscious after falling in her home in Tampa, Florida. A family friend found her about 12 hours later. While I waited for that phone call, I knew my life would never be the same.
What's a migraine headache like? Migraine headaches affect more women than men, and each woman who lives with this medical condition likely has a different answer to that question. Though they are not usually a threat to your overall health, migraine attacks can greatly affect your day-to-day life.
ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D., HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, welcomes Dr. Dorothy Fink as the new Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health and Director of the Office on Women’s Health. Dr. Fink brings extensive experience treating women’s health issues to the Office on Women’s Health. She is board certified in endocrinology, internal medicine, and pediatrics and is recognized as a physician leader on diabetes, nutrition, and bone health.
Did you make a New Year’s resolution in 2018? If so, how’d it go? Did you meet your goal, or do you have more work to do? Reflecting on your progress may bring on a range of emotions. Whether you’re feeling proud or discouraged, that’s OK. Sometimes we accomplish our goals the first time, and sometimes it takes longer than we expect. The key is to stick with it! Just ask my colleagues. Last year around this time, I asked some of them to share their plans for improving their health and well-being in 2018.
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