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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've Beaten Cancer, But I'm Still Fighting
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I've Beaten Cancer, But I'm Still Fighting

Heather's battle with cervical cancer led her to testify in front of the FDA for HPV testing. Read her story.

How Surgery Threw Me Into Abrupt and Complete Menopause
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How Surgery Threw Me Into Abrupt and Complete Menopause

Maribeth's hysterectomy immediately kicked her into menopause. Read about her experience with mood swings, drop in sex drive, and—most of all—hot flashes.

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.

I Thought I Had the Flu, But I Actually Had Heart Failure
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I Thought I Had the Flu, But I Actually Had Heart Failure

After not getting better from an initial pneumonia diagnosis, Sheila knew there something else going on. Read her story.

Overcoming the Big Pain of Big Toe Arthritis
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Overcoming the Big Pain of Big Toe Arthritis

Lisa's thought her toe pain was just part of getting older and maybe a side effect from pregnancy and childbirth—not the case. 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.

I Lived a Healthy Life, But I Had a Heart Attack
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I Lived a Healthy Life, But I Had a Heart Attack

Even though Cindy has a family health history of heart disease, she couldn't believe she had a heart attack, despite classic symptoms.

How I Live a Life Of Hope With Multiple Sclerosis
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How I Live a Life Of Hope With Multiple Sclerosis

After years of searching for a diagnosis, Terrie learn she had MS. Here is her story of hope.

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.

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.