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Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the Office of Minority Health Blog for Health Equity. The original post date was July 28, 2017. Read the original post. New moms have a lot to juggle. In the midst of all this, it’s easy to forget about their health, especially mental health. According to the National…

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One of the first decisions all moms have to make is how they’re going to feed their babies. For National Breastfeeding Month, we interviewed a mom who decided to breastfeed. Lauren Sogor is the proud mom of a 10-month-old girl. From the joys to the challenges, she shares her experiences breastfeeding and offers her tips…

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Since National Women’s Health Week, I’ve been working hard to upgrade my health style from healthy-ish to total wellness rock star. It hasn’t been easy — and there have been some bumps along the way — but I’m getting there! What makes you a wellness rock star, you ask? I think it’s different for everyone.…

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) released the Final Report: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women. The report examines the prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse, have use disorders, and/or overdose on opioids. It also presents findings and takeaways from OWH’s national…

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From serving in a war zone to dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to becoming Ms. Veteran America 2016, Molly Mae Potter shares her story about being in the Air Force and then transitioning to civilian life. She opens up about her experiences with PTSD and the role her family’s dog, Bella, played in her…

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I love to have fun in the sun just as much as anyone. But don’t let the warmth or the longer days fool ya! Whether you’re out hiking, at the ballpark, or just trying to beat the heat, here are a few tips to keep in mind so you have a safe and healthy summer.…

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A July 2014 wedding on Long Beach Island, N.J., was the start of my nightmare. It was a beautiful weekend filled with love for two of our dearest friends, who were, after 14 years together, finally legally able to marry. There was lobster and champagne and a crazy Gordon Gekko-style house on the beach. I…

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Ed. note: This blog post has been adapted from a Joan’s Blog post. The original post was posted on May 15, 2017. Read the original post. Throughout my life and career, I’ve collected countless tips for living a healthy lifestyle. In honor of National Women’s Health Week, I’d like to share my personal favorites that I try to…

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Each National Women’s Health Week, we encourage women to pay attention to their mental health. What does that mean to you? We asked Dr. Keisha Downey, a National Women’s Health Week ambassador and psychologist. She offers her tips for staying mentally healthy, plus insights about when to get help. Dr. Keisha Downey is a psychologist,…

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Ladies, a recent study shows that we’re catching up with men when it comes to alcohol use — and misuse. That means we’re also dealing with how it hurts our health. This is especially true for younger women. If you enjoy going to happy hour after work, late-night partying, or the occasional day drinking, are you…