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No Topic Is Off Limits – Ali Wong

No Topic Is Off Limits – Ali Wong

“I don’t want to lean in, OK? I want to lie down. I want to lie the f— down.” This is something Ali Wong laments during her first Netflix special, 2016’s Baby Cobra. That joke might be even more hilarious today because Ali hasn’t stopped working since then. Not only has she given birth to two babies but she […]

Diagnostic Errors Make Up One-Third of Serious Malpractice

Diagnostic Errors Make Up One-Third of Serious Malpractice

Being misdiagnosed is even more of a problem then we thought. According to an alarming new study, misdiagnosis is to blame in roughly one-third (34%) of malpractice cases where death or permanent disability has occurred. Misdiagnosis is not only the most common medical error, but the most costly and most dangerous, the study also found. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University analyzed more than […]

Dealing With Negative Body Image? – Learn How To Love Yourself

Dealing With Negative Body Image? – Learn How To Love Yourself

You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that body positivity is a hot topic. From curvy influencers embracing their physiques on social media to brands like Nike introducing fuller-figured mannequins, there have been major cultural strides in accepting women of all shapes and sizes. This is a really good thing. But it […]

There Is Tendency To Get Chemical Pneumonia From Vaping

There Is Tendency To Get Chemical Pneumonia From Vaping

There’s no way around it: The dangers of vaping are showing up everywhere—and now, the city of Milwaukee is urging its residents to immediately stop any use of vaping or e-cigarette devices. On Wednesday, the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) released a statement warning residents that 16 people had recently been hospitalized after developing chemical pneumonia (aka, […]

How Healthy Is Zero Carb Diet?

How Healthy Is Zero Carb Diet?

Low carb diets have been popular for years. But lately I’ve been hearing about a zero carb diet, and it has me worried. Depending on what you choose to eat, a no-carb diet may be even more restrictive than a keto diet. While there’s no precise limit to the grams allowed per day, this approach essentially […]

Stop Practising Google Medicine

Stop Practising Google Medicine

I always considered myself to be in relatively good health. I had annual checkups, maintained a healthy diet, and tried to exercise. Overall, I was happy to be completely average. True, I had very heavy and lengthy periods, along with bad cramps. But so did my mom. So does my daughter. I thought that’s just […]

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder

This article is part of Health’s new series, Life Interrupted: Living With an Invisible Illness. Each month, one woman will share what it’s like to appear healthy on the outside while navigating daily life with a serious physical or mental health condition. I have had a long battle with my mental health. Ever since I can remember, I was always anxious, and […]

Taking Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Together Could Increase Your Risk Of Having A Stroke

Taking Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Together Could Increase Your Risk Of Having A Stroke

Research published yesterday announced that taking calcium and vitamin D supplements together might increase your risk of having a stroke. This finding was published in the Annals of Medicine in a review of what’s currently known about the effects of supplements on our health. The review prompted some scary headlines considering more than half of Americans […]

I Was Addicted To Phentermine For 15 Years – Harmony Hobbs

I Was Addicted To Phentermine For 15 Years – Harmony Hobbs

After this popular pill was prescribed to her by a weight-loss clinic, writer Harmony Hobbs quickly became hooked. Here, she opens up about her emotional struggle with addiction and alcoholism—and her decision to finally get sober. Every time I walked into a medical weight-loss clinic, the experience was the same: dog-eared tabloids, subtle reminders of […]

Why You Can’t Stop Farting Before and During Your Period

Why You Can’t Stop Farting Before and During Your  Period

Is it just me, or does every woman suddenly become a gas giant before and during their period? How come I can’t stop farting—and why are period farts so stinky? You’d think the cramps, the breast tenderness, the these-pants-don’t-fit bloating, the fitful sleep, and the Cookie Monster-style rampaging of my fridge would be enough premenstrual […]

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