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This Is What It's Like to Be an Asexual Woman
Here's what it means to be a woman when sexuality is a foreign concept.
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How I've Learned to Live With Early-Onset Dementia
One woman shares her honest account of being diagnosed with dementia at age 52.
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12 Struggles Real Moms With Anxiety Face
'Whenever my kids take longer-than-normal naps or sleep in, my first thought is that they're dead.'
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I Was Slowly Becoming Paralyzed
Jesi Payne could barely walk or hold her kids — but a simple fix changed everything.
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What It's Like to Live With Treacher Collins
'What I really think has had the most impact on me is the realization that I'm 34 years old and I've never had a boyfriend.'
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7 Things You Need to Know About Lyme Disease
It's no small matter.
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What Caring for a Spouse With a Mental Illness Taught Me About Marriage
Together, we can overcome just about anything.
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Nothing Will Stop This 7-Year-Old From Living Out Loud, Not Even 30+ Tumors in Her Leg and Brain
When Emma Leibow was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder at 9 months old, her parents were terrified.
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The Stealthy Symptoms of Lyme Disease You Need to Know About
This disease is spreading fast. Is that pounding headache or sore elbow a sign that a tick got ahold of you? Hard to know.
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I Had a Stroke at Age 10 and Was Supposed to Spend the Rest of My Life in a Nursing Home
But now, against all odds, David Dow travels the world speaking and giving hope to other stroke survivors.
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My Overactive Bladder Turned Out to Be an Incurable Condition
Christina's interstitial cystitis causes her go to the bathroom up to 70 times a day.
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7 Surprising Symptoms of Dementia
Memory loss isn't the *only* sign of dementia.
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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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I Almost Bled to Death After a Routine IVF Procedure
One woman opens up about her traumatizing experience with IVF and her journey to motherhood.
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How to Change Your Diet and Exercise Routine If You Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
A trainer and a doctor weigh in.
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My Daughter With Down Syndrome Deserves to Be in a Regular Classroom
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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What It's Really Like to Have a Lazy Eye
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.
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