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My Journey With Fillers Began When I was 18. By My 20s, My Face Was Permanently Scarred From Cosmetic Procedures.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) isn’t vanity. It’s self-torture, and it’s socially condoned.

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What Is Body Dysmorphia (BDD)?

If you’re obsessively thinking about and trying to correct a part of your body, you may have body dysmorphic disorder

Alopecia Areata: Losing Your Hair? Don’t Despair

Alopecia Areata: Losing Your Hair? Don’t Despair

There are treatments and support for women with hair loss from alopecia areata

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Staring at an Image of Yourself on Zoom Has Serious Consequences for Mental Health – Especially for Women

While experiences with self-objectification lead both women and men to focus on their appearance, women tend to face many more negative consequences

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Should You Wear a Mask on a Plane, Bus or Train When There’s No Mandate? 4 Essential Reads to Help You Decide

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that passengers mask up while on planes, trains or buses, but it’s no longer a requirement

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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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What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Made famous by social media influencers, vaginal rejuvenation can be used to correct common medical concerns as well as cosmetic ones

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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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What’s Hot About Menopause? Sex!

The big change can be a big plus in the bedroom

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Skin Lightening Creams Are Dangerous — And Harm Women

A new series by CNN looks at the physical and emotional harms caused by the multibillion-dollar skin lightening industry

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How to Make Sustainable Lifestyle Changes in 2022

From attainable workout goals to healthy eating habits to practicing self-care

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Covid-19 Vaccines & FOMO

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

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Studies consistently show that the more often teens use Instagram, the worse their overall well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, mood and body image

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Curious About Collagen?

Has Jennifer Aniston got you wondering what role collagen plays in your body? Trying to decide if it's a good idea to take collagen? Read on to get the facts.

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Racism at the OB-GYN: Bias Can Be Deadly

Three phrases on a poster in a Georgia OB-GYN's office spoke volumes about racism Black women continue to face when seeking health care

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