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Birth Control Almost Killed Me at Age 23
A 29-year-old describes her struggle with pulmonary embolisms, which doctors didn't catch until it was almost too late.
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How IVF Almost Killed Me
One woman opens up about her traumatizing experience with IVF and her journey to motherhood.
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How to Change Your Diet If You Have PCOS
A trainer and a doctor weigh in.
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My Daughter With Down Syndrome Deserves More
Unfortunately, the school systems are set up to view her as 'less than' — and I'm here as her mom to put up a fight.
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Diary of a Lazy Eye: A Life of Not Seeing Straight
Five surgeries, years of torment, and lots of confusion later, I'm still standing.
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I Didn't Know I Had Postpartum Depression
'With a loving husband and a healthy baby, I felt like I didn't have the right to be depressed.'
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29 Celebrities You Might Not Know Have Diabetes
From young talent to Hollywood greats.
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10 Things Your Teeth Are Trying to Tell You About Your Health
From bleeding gums to plaque buildup, dental problems can be surprisingly good indicators of other serious health issues.
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
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I Had to Choose Between a Healthy Baby and My Eating Disorder
I hope my daughter never has to struggle with her body the way I did.
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I Became My Father's Parent at 32
But I never even told my friends about the stress of becoming my dad's proxy. I didn't think I could.
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12 Things Your Eyes Are Trying to Tell You About Your Health
Don't overlook these easy-to-spot warning signs.
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I Was Born Without a Womb or Vagina, But I'm Just As Much of a Woman As You
'Oh, you don't seem to have anything inside you,' the doctor said.
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I Never Expected a Year with Cancer to Be My Best
I finally took off my wig, grabbed my sons' hands, and dove in.
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5 Things Dermatologists Want You to Know About Psoriasis
Because Kim Kardashian isn't the only one struggling with it.
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I Was Diagnosed With Autism in My Late 30s
'In my generation, autism wasn't usually diagnosed unless you had a severe case of it.'
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Yeast Infections
You might even have one and not even realize it. Yikes.
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I Bled for Five Months During My Pregnancy
At first, I thought I was having a miscarriage — but it was something else.
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Demi Lovato Celebrates Five Years of Sobriety With Heartfelt Instagram Post
'It's been quite the journey, but it's well worth it.'
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I Might Not Be Alive Today If It Weren't for the Affordable Care Act
Without insurance, the treatment I need costs $83,000.
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On Having a Baby and a Heart Attack: Why You Might Be at Risk for This Life-Threatening Disease
Maria Moore was a young, healthy new mom... and that's what almost killed her.
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