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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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What to Know Before Becoming a Vegan

Are you thinking of trying out a plant-based diet? You’re not alone. Since 2014, veganism in the United States has increased more than 600 percent, a trend that’s also becoming popular worldwide. A vegan is a person who does not eat or use animal products. (A vegetarian allows consumption of …

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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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6 Ways to Stop Overeating for Good

It can be hard to resist a second helping of dinner or a late night snack even though you know this type of overeating is keeping you from losing weight. You know you need to stop eating too much food, but willpower alone is often not enough. Thankfully there are …

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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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3 Fun Ways to Find Me-Time in a Busy World

“I just don’t have the time!” This has almost become a catchphrase today. We are all juggling a million things at once — family, career, finances, stress, anxiety – that the idea of having some alone-time just to relax by yourself can seem like an impossible dream. But finding me-time …

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Julie’s Story (Endometriosis)

Julie

When do you get “Back to normal?” Maybe the better question is whether or not there even is such a thing as “Normal.” Society tends to make us believe that we should fit into standards they’ve defined in order to be considered a part of the status quo. But what …

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