With a Little Help from Our Friends

In honor of National Girlfriends Day, here's a look into how our friendships enrich our lives

Self-Care & Mental Health

No Vacancy: How a Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Trapped Inside ERs

In many parts of the U.S. and the world, demand for mental health care overwhelms supply

Access & Affordability

Transgender Medicine – What Care Looks Like, Who Seeks It out and What’s Still Unknown: 3 Essential Reads

Access to transgender medical care has been under attack in many places in the U.S.

Your Body

Clinically Speaking: Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Atopic Dermatitis

Use this guide to have a helpful conversation if you have atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema

Created With Support

What It’s Like to Care for a Child With Severe Eczema

My daughter has severe eczema and life-threatening food allergies. Keeping her safe is a family affair.

Created With Support

Conversion Therapy Is Discredited and Increases Risk of Suicide – yet Fewer Than Half of US States Have Bans in Place

Conversion therapy, or the practice of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, is based on an outdated and incorrect notion that such identities are a choice that can be changed

Self-Care & Mental Health

Middle-Aged Americans in US Are Stressed and Struggle With Physical and Mental Health – Other Nations Do Better

Today's middle-aged adults report more daily stress and poorer physical health and psychological well-being, compared to middle-aged adults during the 1990s

Self-Care & Mental Health

Tourette Syndrome Is My Superpower

My tics embarrassed me for years, until I finally saw them as a thing of beauty

Real Women, Real Stories

I’m Fully Vaccinated – Should I Keep Wearing a Mask for My Unvaccinated Child?

A moral philosopher and bioethicist offers some tools to aid in making this important decision

Your Health

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today’s Political Battles Over Access to Health Care

These kids faced tremendous obstacles in a world where the word "transgender" didn't even exist

Your Health

The Other Side of the Rainbow

Coming out to my family as transgender helped me find inner peace

Self-Care & Mental Health
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‘I Just Feel Like Myself’: A Nonbinary Child in Their Own Words

Nonbinary refers to people who don't see themselves as strictly male or female, or people who move between genders

Your Health

Can Schools Require COVID-19 Vaccines for Students Now That Pfizer’s Shot Is Authorized for Kids 12 and Up?

The Food and Drug Administration has granted the first emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. What comes next?

Prevention & Screenings