5 Tips for Healthy Summer Eating



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You know the healthy eating basics, but you also know it’s not always easy to apply them to daily life. That’s okay! Focus on making small changes. Here are five smart, simple tips for healthier eating this summer … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Knowing BRCA Changed My Life



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Despite the perception that breast cancer is only something older women need to worry about, young women can and do get breast cancer. I myself was a young woman at high risk, but didn’t know it. Just months after a clean mammogram, in late 2007, I heard those terrible words, “You have breast cancer”…Read the full post

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congresswoman


One Woman’s Story: Finding Affordable Health Coverage



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Stefania Fochi works with heavy machinery every day at her family’s empanada and pasta business. Having almost caught her hand in a 2,000-pound kneader and without health insurance, she’s had to ask herself — more than once — “If I had to go to the emergency room, what would I do?”… Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


CDC Encourages African-American Women to #TakeChargeAndTest for #NHTD



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Despite an encouraging decrease in new HIV infections among black women (21 percent between 2008 and 2010), if the current trend continues, 1 in 32 black women will be infected with HIV in their lifetimes … Read the full post

Hazel Dean, Deputy Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


How Can We Have Healthier Moms and Babies?



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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. Office of Population Affairs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released formal recommendations on family planning services. I spoke with Susan B. Moskosky, acting director of the Office of Population Affairs, to learn more about quality family planning and why it matters…Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Should Sunburn Be a Summer Rite of Passage?



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I don’t know about you, but the occasional sunburn was definitely part of my childhood. Those “normal” childhood sunburns suddenly became a more important part of my medical history when skin cancer surgery marked my entry into adulthood at 18. I had been diagnosed with melanoma, the type of skin cancer that is more likely to develop after getting “intermittent” or random sunburns as a kid… Read the full post

Brooke Leggin, Web and Community Manager, Office on Women’s Health


One Woman’s Story: Being With Someone Through Depression



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Being with someone who is struggling with depression is never easy. Anne Wheaton watched her husband, Wil Wheaton, experience anger, self-doubt, sadness, and hopelessness for three years. He didn’t know the cause of these feelings, but they inevitably affected his relationship with Anne … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Women: Powerful Influencers



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Be an influencer! Research shows women influence the habits of those around them. When we set a positive example by prioritizing our own health, we encourage others to make healthy choices, too — including our kids. Fortunately, it’s never been easier for women to take control of their health … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Celebrating 30 Years of Progress in Women’s Health



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Your health isn’t just important to you — it’s important to us, too. For the past 30 years, the HHS Coordinating Committee on Women’s Health (CCWH) has been leading the charge to help women and girls achieve the best possible health … Read the full post

Dr. Nancy Lee, Director, Office on Women's Health


Raising Awareness About Viral Hepatitis in the Hispanic Community



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Now is a critical time to act on opportunities to combat viral hepatitis. We urge you to share these information resources with colleagues, family, healthcare providers, and community leaders. By raising awareness about viral hepatitis among Hispanic/Latino communities—and all communities who are living with undiagnosed, untreated disease—we can save the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals … Read the full post

Michelle Moses-Eisenstein, M.P.H., Public Health Analyst, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Corinna Dan, R.N., M.P.H., Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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