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I Thought I Was Too Young for a Hysterectomy
By age 33, I had already faced more health problems than most people do in a lifetime. Then I got uterine cancer.
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This Is How We'll Beat Cancer
"Could we prevent cancer altogether? Ah God, that would be the Holy Grail wouldn't it? And I think the answer is gonna be yes."
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Most People Won't Understand My Eating Disorder
Here's what it's really like to live with exercise bulimia.
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I Didn't See My Wife's Fatal Depression Coming
Greg Ludlam has a message for the 600,000 American women struggling with postpartum depression — and the family that love them.
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What It's Like to Live With One Breast
'There's that attachment you have with your breasts and the link they have with being a woman.'
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The Strange Thing You're Going to Start Seeing at Nursing Homes
For those experiencing cognitive decline, these toys are a lifeline.
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Doctors Diagnosed Me With Anxiety, But I Was Actually Suffering From a Chronic Illness
After 80 visits to the doctor in one year, 23-year-old Nadia didn't know how else to prove her illness wasn't in her mind.
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Exhausted, Isolated, and Desperate: How a Doctor Got Hooked on Her Patients' Drugs
With easy access to an opioid called fentanyl, one anesthesiologist started stealing from the hospital she worked at to feed her addiction.
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For People Crowdfunding Healthcare, Going Viral Is a Matter of Life or Death
It's not enough to be sick — are you also interesting?
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I Used to Think Vaccines Caused My Son's Autism — But I Was So Wrong
'It doesn't take much for our children to start getting these diseases again.'
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I Mistook My Ovarian Cancer Symptoms for IBS
Fiona, 33, thought her bloating and stomach cramps were normal digestion problems. She couldn't have been more wrong.
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When Bullets Meet Bodies: What Doctors Think About Gun Violence
A rare inside look at the experiences that have shaped medical professionals' beliefs and sometimes even changed their lives.
Nancy Valko's assisted death
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Why This Mother of Two Decided to End Her Own Life
Her legacy is far from over.
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I'm the Sole Caregiver of My Aging Parents, and I Resent Them for It
After being mom and dad's sole caretaker for so long, I had to find a way to experience joy again.
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How I Realized My Mental Health Issues Shouldn't Stop Me Being Successful
'The journey that you're on right now is to get you to the place where you're meant to be, regardless of your mental health.'
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My Son Has the Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of — But He's Thriving
Epidermolysis bullosa means even a hug can damage his skin — and an infection could take his life.
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A Rare Disease Made Me Lose All My Hair Before 30
'My thick head of hair took about 90 days to go.'
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Doctors Turned My Sister Away, and Two Years Later She Died of Cervical Cancer
Emily Hague lost her sister, Sophie, to cervical cancer five years ago — but she feels Sophie's death could have been prevented.
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This Is What It's Really Like to Live With Early-Stage Alzheimer's Disease
'Because I was young, no one suspected Alzheimer's disease was the cause of my problems.'
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Updated: I'm the First Woman With Harlequin Ichthyosis to Give Birth
Despite her rare skin condition, Stephanie Turner defied the odds to start a family.
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