Dealing With Early Menopause Madness at 41

It was almost a relief to learn the hormonal hell I'd been experiencing had a name.

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Immunizations

COVID-19 has us postponing a lot of things: immunizations, including the flu vaccine, shouldn't be one of them.

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How to Keep Your Kids Healthy This Fall

Whether they're going back to school in person or online, these tips can help your kids maintain good health.

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Black Women Turn to Midwives to Avoid COVID and ‘Feel Cared For’

Fear of the pandemic and historically poor outcomes for Black women giving birth in hospitals is fuelling a demand for home births.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Menopause Goes Beyond Reproductive Issues

This change of life affects our health from head to toe; it's important to get educated and find the right health care provider.

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In a World of Pain

For the first time, award-winning actor Marin Hinkle discusses the chronic pain she's lived with for five years.

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Improve Your Heart Health After Menopause

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. Dr. Nieca Goldberg tells us how we can reduce our risk.

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You’re Never Too Old to Get an STD

One of our experts discusses why older Americans are contracting sexually transmitted diseases — and why it matters.

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Why Black Aging Matters, Too

How do race and age disparities interact?

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I Was Diagnosed With Adult ADHD. Here’s What I Learned

I never would have guessed that my perfectionism was actually the result of my condition.

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Family and Friends Can Be Key to Helping End Domestic Violence, Study Suggests

COVID-19 is putting people at greater risk for domestic violence, but family and friends can be a lifeline.

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Can’t Sleep Due to COVID-19 Stress?

Try these sleep hygiene practices to get more zzz's.

Your Wellness

5 Things to Look For On a College Campus That Benefit Mental Health

Why it pays to take campus design into consideration when selecting a school.

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Fall Back Into Health

The stress of COVID-19 has led many of us to some unhealthy habits; here's how to get back on track.

Your Wellness

Riding the Waves of COVID Anxiety as a Mom of Two Teens

My anxiety, which had been humming like a low-voltage current since March, surged into full-fledged panic as I realized the fall would not bring a renewal of our old lives.

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How to Optimize Your Living Space for Health and Mental Wellness

Try these tips to improve your outlook during the pandemic and beyond.

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After My Spine Fractures, Doctors Put Humpty Together Again – Twice

A foster mother of six describes how an outpatient procedure restored her mobility.

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Statins Worked for My Parents, but They Didn’t Work for Me

Teresa experienced pain in her legs, knees and hips and didn't realize it was the statins she was taking to manage her high cholesterol.

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Managing Chronic Pain Is a Mind-Body-Spirit Endeavor

Living with pain for 23 years, I've learned that supporting others is essential to my health.

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How Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Taught Me to Advocate for Myself and Speak Up

Kati was diagnosed with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) after experiencing bloating, abdominal discomfort, and inability to have a complete bowel movement. Read her story.

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Lessons From How the Polio Vaccine Went From the Lab to the Public That Americans Can Learn From Today

The most significant biomedical advance of the past century had a rocky start, but ultimately the polio vaccine led to the disease being eradicated.

Science and Technology

How a New Way Of Parsing COVID-19 Data Began to Show The Breadth Of Health Gaps Between Blacks and Whites

Desegregating data of COVID-19 and other health issues provides a clearer picture of racial and demographic disparities.

Access & Affordability

HealthyWomen's 2020 Policy Survey Shows That Knowledge Is Power

How access to scientific studies and policies informs women’s health choices.

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COVID Exodus Fills Vacation Towns With New Medical Pressures

Across the country, the affluent are waiting out the pandemic in vacation homes, straining local health care facilities.

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My 19-Year Journey to Diagnosis of This Painful, Rare Disease

I lived with excruciating pain for nearly two decades before I was diagnosed with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP).

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An Enigma of Medicine: Acute Hepatic Porphyria (AHP)

Acute hepatic porphyria, or AHP, refers to a family of rare, genetic diseases, characterized by debilitating and painful attacks that can be life threatening or require hospitalizations.

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Important Questions to Ask Your Health Care Professional About High Cholesterol

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, so it's important to discuss risk factors and high cholesterol with your health care provider.

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There’s a Better Way to Treat Chronic Pain

Pain is impacted by psychological and social factors; it's time to treat it that way.

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