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As you know, February 14 was Valentine's Day. What you may not have known is that it was also National Donor Day. On National Donor Day, we remember and honor those who have donated organs, tissue, marrow, and blood, as well as encourage all Americans to give the gift of life by becoming a donor.
Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services news page. The original post date was November 20, 2013.
Do you plan for the unexpected? I do — with health insurance. What's great about health insurance is that it not only gives you access to routine care, but it serves as a safety net, protecting you from high, unforeseen medical costs if you get sick or hurt.
That's why Stefania Fochi was relieved to learn she could find affordable, quality coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
At 14, I never would have guessed that setting the volleyball, swinging the softball bat, or biking around the park could mean so much. Back then, just playing on a team with my peers was its own reward.
Did you know that half of pregnancies in the U.S. are not planned? And did you know that planned pregnancies are better for mothers' and infants' health? That's why the U.S.
Did you know that two weeks to three months after quitting smoking, a woman's heart attack risk begins to drop? In honor of the Great American Smokeout, I spoke with Dr. Howard Koh, the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S.
At least 1 million Americans are living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). ME/CFS strikes more people in the United States than multiple sclerosis, lupus, and many forms of cancer, and anyone can develop it. However, ME/CFS is four times more likely to occur in women than in men.
Women can be affected by many different types of disabilities, each of which presents a unique set of challenges. Disabilities can impact a woman's ability to move, see, or even communicate. While disabilities may make everyday activities more challenging, that doesn't mean that women living with disabilities can't enjoy healthy, productive lives.
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