Megan Friedman

Senior News Editor

I'm a Senior News Editor with Hearst Digital Media, contributing to 17 different magazines' sites, including the site you're reading right now. I write about all sorts of news, whether it's politics, entertainment, or lifestyle.

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This Is the Exact Moment You're Most Likely to Catch the Flu
Be prepared.
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A Mysterious Marijuana-Related Disease Is Showing Up in Hospitals Across the U.S.
Doctors aren't quite sure what causes it.
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Shannen Doherty Just Wrote a Beautiful Tribute — To Her Radiation Machine
She even named it Maggie.
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Your Parents Might Be to Blame for Your Severe Premenstrual Mood Swings, Study Finds
New research suggests that premenstrual dysphoric disorder, aka PMDD, might be genetic.
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Hollywood Legend Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher
The 84-year-old starred in classics such as Singin' in the Rain.
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Debbie Reynolds Has Reportedly Been Rushed to the Hospital, Just One Day After Carrie Fisher's Death
She may have suffered a stroke.
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Weeks Before She Died, Carrie Fisher Shared Touching Advice for Living With Mental Illness
The late actress and author fought to break the stigma surrounding bipolar disorder.
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Carrie Fisher Dies at 60
The Star Wars actress went into cardiac arrest on a flight to Los Angeles.
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Smell That? It Could Be a Way to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease Earlier
A simple 'sniff test' could help doctors diagnose dementia before symptoms appear, a new study suggests.
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Shannen Doherty Says a Woman 'Lunged' Away From Her After She Said She Had Radiation
Here's what she wants you to know about cancer treatment.
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Shannen Doherty Shares Moving Photo of Her Mother Helping Her Through Radiation
Her mom helped her get the energy to enjoy the holidays after treatment.
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Celine Dion Says She's Preparing for a 'Bittersweet' Holiday Without René
This will be the family's first Christmas since his death.
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Americans' Life Expectancy Is Down for the First Time in Decades
This could be a sign of a serious problem for the United States.
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A Lowe's Store in Texas Hired a Disabled Veteran — and His Service Dog
10-year-old Charlotte is an asset to the company.
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Naomi Judd Reveals She's Been Battling 'Extreme' Depression
She also says she's estranged from her oldest daughter, Wynonna.
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One Dad's Plea Led to a Lifetime Supply of Sippy Cups for His Son With Autism
The 14-year-old had been hospitalized for dehydration after refusing to drink from another cup.
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The Surprising Benefits of Having a Child Later in Life
People born to older mothers might actually have a lot of advantages.
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A Winner of 'The Biggest Loser' Opens Up About Gaining Nearly Every Pound Back
'I feel ashamed. I feel embarrassed. I feel overwhelmed.'
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Lady Gaga Reveals She Has Been Living with PTSD Since She Was Raped at 19
'Today I shared one of my deepest secrets with the world.'
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Shannen Doherty Shares Raw Photo and Emotional Message on Her First Day of Radiation
The '90210' star continues to fight breast cancer in an open and honest way.
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