Pregnancy & Postpartum

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A Misdiagnosed Ectopic Pregnancy Nearly Sent Me Into Septic Shock

Doctors convinced me my symptoms were connected to my anxiety — and I believed them

Real Women, Real Stories
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Should You Worry About Data From Your Period-Tracking App Being Used Against You?

A 2019 study found that 79% of health apps available through the Google Play store regularly shared user data. The data could conceivably be used in a criminal prosecution.

Your Care
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What’s Behind the US Baby Formula Shortage – and How to Make Sure It Doesn’t Happen Again

The shortage will affect some parents more than others. Not surprisingly, the most affected parents are those on the lowest income.

Family & Caregiving
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How Mental Health Affects Your Heart

Stress, depression and anxiety can affect your heart as well as your mind. What’s the connection between mental health and heart disease, and how can you reduce your risk?

Your Health
Elisa Seeger and her son Aidan, 2009

I Made a Promise to My Son

In the 10 years since my son died from a treatable condition, I’ve helped pass legislation to save other children — but there’s still work to do

Real Women, Real Stories
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Eczema and Children: What Parents Can Do to Keep Their Kids Healthy

A pediatric dermatologist weighs in on how you can help a child with atopic dermatitis

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How Medical Technology Is Changing Health Care

What is it? Who’s using it? And how is it being used?

Science and Technology
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Heart to Heart: How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Heart Health Throughout Your Life

Complications during pregnancy are far from temporary when it comes to your health, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk

Pregnancy & Postpartum
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Preterm Delivery Puts Moms at Risk, Too

What one woman didn’t know about preterm delivery, heart disease and diabetes almost killed her

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Folic Acid and Birth Defects: What’s the Connection?

Folic Acid and Birth Defects: What’s the Connection?

Why all women of reproductive age should make sure they’re getting enough folic acid

Pregnancy & Postpartum
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Why Kids Shouldn’t Eat Added Sugar Before They Turn 2, According to a Nutritional Epidemiologist

Foods and beverages high in added sugars provide a lot of calories but not a lot of nutrients

Nutrition & Movement
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