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Jessica’s Story (Endometriosis)

Jessica's Endometriosis Story

25 with Endometriosis Endometriosis: the mysterious women’s health disease that affects 1 in 10 women. Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue, similar to the lining of the uterus, grows in other areas of the body. There is no cure, there is no specific known reason of why it develops. …

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Shambhavi’s Story (Lupus)

Shambhavi's Lupus Story

Life seldom turns out the way we expect it to, especially for anyone in her 20s.  Receiving a diagnosis of a disease that has no cure, a disease that could be life threatening is a frightening experience and it leaves you with a sense of uncertainty. I had always been a super …

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How Much Fiber Do Women Need in Their Diets

According to the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fiber is an important part of an overall healthy eating plan and most women are not eating enough fiber. There are many good sources of fiber including fortified cereal, many whole-grain breads, fruits, (especially berries), beans, dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and …

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Alicia’s Story (Infections)

Alicia's Daughter, Mischa

In 2013, one of my identical twin daughters, Mischa, 41, (pictured) passed away from bacterial meningitis. She was an assistant principal in the Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, the same school district where her twin sister is currently employed as a principal. She had been ill almost all her …

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Laura’s Story (Cervical cancer)

Laura's Cervical Cancer Story

I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 29. I was only a couple of months late, my first smear had been clear and I had no symptoms, yet there I was, in an office at the hospital while the consultant told me how sorry he was that this silent …

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