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Botox and Migraine: What You Need to Know

If you have chronic migraine disease, Botox might be able help alleviate your symptoms

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Can Migraine Attacks Be Triggered?

Not all migraine attacks are triggered, but certain things can kick-start an attack for some people

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How Multiple Sclerosis Affects the Central Nervous System

Watch this video to find out how MS affects your central nervous system, common symptoms and the process getting diagnosed

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Why I’m Speaking Up About Toxic Beauty Standards

As a disabled woman, I was taught that I could never be beautiful — and that’s a problem

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Obesity Among Black Women: Fighting the Disease Through Community

Why do Black women have the highest rates of obesity in the U.S.? The answer lies beyond the numbers on the scale.

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What Is Alopecia? It’s No Laughing Matter for Millions of Black American Women

The Oscar slap seen around the world was sparked by a joke about Jada Pinket Smith’s shaved head. Pinkett Smith has been public about her battle with Alopecia.

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Is Your Teen Anemic?

If your teen seems extra tired or cranky, it could be iron deficiency anemia (IDA)

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You Don’t Have to Live With Uncontrolled Asthma

A solid treatment plan for your asthma can help you have better quality of life

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Long Covid Leaves Newly Disabled People Facing Old Barriers — a Sociologist Explains

Some COVID-19 patients experience months of debilitating symptoms

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Despite Its Disastrous Effects, Covid-19 Offers Some Gifts to Medicine — an Immunology Expert Explains What It Can Teach Us About Autoimmune Disease

Patients with severe Covid-19 infections have symptoms that are similar to autoimmune disorder symptoms, such as blood vessel inflammation, rashes and organ damage

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Social and Emotional Effects of Life With Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Living with IBD can affect every aspect of a person’s life, from socializing to self-esteem

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