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The Day That Changed My Life Forever

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Childhood schizophrenia is relatively rare, and the parents of children with schizophrenia can feel alone. One blogger and mental health advocate aims to create support.
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Childhood schizophrenia is relatively rare, and the parents of children with schizophrenia can feel alone. One blogger and mental health advocate aims to create support.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Women

  • Posted on: 13 April 2016
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Author Carole Brody Fleet's new book gives advice on what to do when bad things happen to good women.

by Carole Brody Fleet

What do you do when bad things invade your life or the lives of those you love? How do you move forward? How do you even begin to recover? What does your future look like, especially when it is most likely not the future that you planned?

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Why I Hope the FDA Approves "Female Viagra"

  • Posted on: 23 June 2015
  • By: jleff
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Women deserve healthy, happy sex lives. Read one woman's experience with HSDD.

by Jean Peacock

It's not often a woman meets the man of her dreams when she's in her 60s, but that's exactly what happened to me. Just a year ago, I married the most wonderful man in the world. Bill is everything I've ever wished for in a husband.

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Chronic Disease: From Coping With Personal Pain to Helping Others

  • Posted on: 9 June 2015
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Personal experience with ulcerative colitis leads woman to head Good Days from CDF, an organization that helps others with chronic diseases.

by Clorinda Walley, executive director, Good Days from CDF

My family is the highlight of my life, the joy in my every day and my motivation for moving forward at times when I don't think I can keep going. I remember lying in the hospital at the onset of my ulcerative colitis thinking about how I had to keep fighting for them. I had to be strong for them and show them what it means to overcome adversity and persevere.

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Diabetes Educators Make a Difference

  • Posted on: 4 June 2015
  • By: helen
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Even for people who think they know how to manage their diabetes, a diabetes educator can provide information and support to improve health.
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Even for people who think they know how to manage their diabetes, a diabetes educator can provide information and support to improve health.

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Better Education Often Leads to Better Diagnosis of Arthritis

  • Posted on: 27 May 2015
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CreakyJoints offers support and education to help people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Arthritis Power provides a research database.

by Rachelle Crow

I'm living proof that autoimmune and rheumatic diseases can affect people of any age. I was only 19 years old and in college when I asked my doctor about my painful joints. During those early visits, I received a confusing diagnosis of osteoarthritis, something typically associated with older adults. Wasn't I too young for osteoarthritis?

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HPV Vaccine: Pros and Cons

  • Posted on: 19 February 2015
  • By: veras
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A mother struggles with whether her son should get the HPV vaccination to protect against possible cancers and genital warts.

The science on vaccines is clear: They save millions of lives and protect our children from the pain and damage that measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tuberculosis and more can cause. So when my son's doctor suggested he get the HPV vaccination, why did I hesitate?

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Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

  • Posted on: 11 February 2015
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Ovarian cancer can occur, often without symptoms or warning, even after a total hysterectomy with ovaries removed.
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Ovarian cancer can occur, often without symptoms or warning, even after a total hysterectomy with ovaries removed.

Did you know it's possible to get ovarian cancer even after you've had a hysterectomy? I learned the hard way. My sister, who had a hysterectomy about 10 years ago, just received a diagnosis for a type of ovarian cancer.

If you have a partial hysterectomy, which removes your uterus, or a total hysterectomy, which removes your uterus and cervix, your ovaries remain intact and you can still develop ovarian cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Living Well While Battling Breast Cancer

  • Posted on: 16 December 2014
  • By: helen
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Meditation, yoga, affirmations and a close support system can help you live well while battling breast cancer.
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Meditation, yoga, affirmations and a close support system can help you live well while battling breast cancer.

by Kathryn Budig
Model of Courage for Ford Warriors in Pink

The truth is simple when it comes to breast cancer—it's dreadful.

I've taught yoga to survivors who kicked cancer to the curb, watched incredibly strong women endure treatment while keeping a sparkle in their eyes and felt my heart drop as I learned of a dear friend's diagnosis. This disease is a beast.

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The Silent Killer: One Woman’s Story of High Blood Pressure

  • Posted on: 11 December 2014
  • By: helen
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This woman didn’t know she had high blood pressure and was at risk for heart disease until she had a heart attack.
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This woman didn’t know she had high blood pressure and was at risk for heart disease until she had a heart attack.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? You’ve probably heard this question before in a philosophy or physics class.

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