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Finding My Birth Mother Changed My Life — and the Way I Manage My Health Care

As an adoptee, I was denied the right to my medical history. Finally having access to it makes me feel connected to others and my new family.

Covid-19 Vaccines & FOMO

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or … is it?

Making the Holidays a Bit Merrier

Tips on how to combat holiday stress

After Being in a Toxic Marriage, I'm Finding Joy in Hanukkah Again

I’ve always valued the traditions surrounding the Jewish holidays. Now I’m free to enjoy them guilt-free.

I Took a DNA Test to Learn More About My Identity. I Gained a Father in the Process.

I hoped to fill in the blanks about my heritage through DNA testing. I never

expected to find a parent I thought I'd never meet.

What Is Family Estrangement? A Relationship Expert Describes the Problem and Research Agenda

Almost 70 million people in the United States report being estranged from a family member

Bringing Joy Back to the Classroom and Supporting Stressed Kids – What Summer School Looks Like in 2021

Five academic experts explain what summer school does, and why it may look very different this year

Family Meals Are Good for the Grown-Ups, Too, Not Just the Kids

Eating alone is associated with an increased likelihood of skipping meals, lower intakes of nutrients, reduced energy and poorer nutritional health

Alzheimer’s Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Know the risks and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

What To Do After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Learn what to do if you or a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease

What You Need To Know About Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Early onset Alzheimer's disease affects people in their 30s, 40s, 50s or early 60s — learn how to recognize the signs

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My Long Journey to Queer Motherhood

I knew in theory that lesbians could become parents, but I'd never known a family with two moms.

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How I Confronted My Fear of Death

Grieving my father-in-law and fighting my own anxiety, I visited seven festivals for the dead in seven countries. Here's what I learned.

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The Trials and Joys of Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s Disease

Being flexible and developing a support network are crucial

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