Women's Health

A Healthy World for Women and Girls

Women, Caregiving, and COVID-19

woman looking through window at two elderly people wearing face coverings

Two out of every three caregivers in the United States are women. This means they provide daily or regular support to children, adults, or people with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Women caregivers have a greater risk for poor physical and mental health, including depression and anxiety. The COVID-19 pandemic can add even more stressors to caregiving. Learn how you can manage caring for yourself and others.

Heart Disease and Women

Heart disease in women. Have you checked your blood pressure today? High blood pressure or hypertension is a top risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. In observance of American Heart Month, learn more about heart disease and women and what you can do to keep a healthy heart.

Hear Her Campaign

Hear Her Campaign- cdc.gov/hearher

Over 700 women die each year in this country from problems related to pregnancy or delivery complications. Every death is a tragedy, especially when we know that two thirds of pregnancy-related deaths could be prevented. CDC’s new Hear Her campaign features compelling stories from women about their experiences during or after pregnancy. They share how pregnancy-related complications or conditions have affected them and how they got help.

Page last reviewed: February 9, 2021
Content source: Women's Health