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Living with Postpartum Depression Made Me Realize Many Moms Suffer in Silence Feature
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Living with Postpartum Depression Made Me Realize Many Moms Suffer in Silence

Read on woman’s story about her struggles with postpartum depression. 


I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened
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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus
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What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus

What is it like to live with lupus? In this post, I’m going to share what it was like to be in the depths of my sickness with lupus. I’ll paint a picture of what it was like to be incredibly, chronically ill.

Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer
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Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer can occur, often without symptoms or warning, even after a total hysterectomy with ovaries removed.

How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy
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How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

When I was 21 I was blindsided with a diagnosis of an incurable chronic illness. I was told I had Crohn's disease—an autoimmune disease that attacks the gastrointestinal tract, leading to severe pain and fatigue (just to name a few of the downsides).

I Thought I Had a Pinched Nerve, But I Was Really Having a Heart Attack
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I Thought I Had a Pinched Nerve, But I Was Really Having a Heart Attack

Robin initially saw a chiropractor for her pain—she had no idea she was actually suffering a heart attack.

I Had a Heart Attack Two Weeks After Giving Birth
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I Had a Heart Attack Two Weeks After Giving Birth

Wanda's postpartum experience was nothing short of terrifying. Read her inspiring story.

For This Mom, Rare Bone Disease Is a Family Affair
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For This Mom, Rare Bone Disease Is a Family Affair

Most people expect some risk in activities like mountain biking or rollerblading, but few would expect to end up in the emergency room with a broken thigh bone from doing a squat.

I Never Thought I Could Have a Heart Attack, But I Did
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I Never Thought I Could Have a Heart Attack, But I Did

When Yesenia was 43 years old she had a heart attack and didn’t know that’s what it was. Read her story.

I Was Diagnosed With MS at Age 35, and My Story Is One of Hope
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I Was Diagnosed With MS at Age 35, and My Story Is One of Hope

Stress and anxiety are used interchangeably but there is a difference between them.

I’m Not Ashamed Anymore to Talk About My Vaginal Cancer
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I’m Not Ashamed Anymore to Talk About My Vaginal Cancer

Sarah is determined to make my experience count for something bigger than herself. Read her story of hope.

From Stressing to Bench Pressing: How I Took Control of My Hypothyroidism Diagnosis
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From Stressing to Bench Pressing: How I Took Control of My Hypothyroidism Diagnosis

When Mary received a hypothyroidism diagnosis, she decided to make significant life changes and truly take control of her life. Read her story.

How I Manage My Overactive Bladder
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How I Manage My Overactive Bladder

April has overactive bladder and some tips on how to live life to the fullest, without worrying about bathroom issues.

I Know the Pain of Alzheimer’s, but I Also Know the Love
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I Know the Pain of Alzheimer’s, but I Also Know the Love

I know the pain of losing your mom to Alzheimer’s. But I also know the love—the love and bond between a mother and daughter that not even Alzheimer’s can break.

I Was Told My Irregular Vaginal Bleeding Was Normal, But I Actually Had Cervical Cancer
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I Was Told My Irregular Vaginal Bleeding Was Normal, But I Actually Had Cervical Cancer

Mary wants you to read her story and remember to listen to your body and make sure you're being listened to when concerns arise.

Learning to Take Time for Self-Care After My Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosis
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Learning to Take Time for Self-Care After My Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosis

Looking back, I always had bladder issues. Eight years into my journey for answers, I finally received a diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis.

I Will Not Be Shamed for Using Opioids to Manage My Cancer Pain
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I Will Not Be Shamed for Using Opioids to Manage My Cancer Pain

One woman’s story about how her pharmacist made her feel wrong for taking opioids for her cancer pain.

I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened
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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job
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How Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job

Being disabled is a full-time job. The amount of time it takes to stay on top of your health and keeping up with paperwork while feeling the worst you ever have in your life is all-consuming.