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Jennifer Rainey Marquez

Jennifer Rainey Marquez

Health Writer

Jennifer Rainey Marquez is a longtime health and science writer based in Atlanta. Her work has appeared in Women’s Health, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Parade, and many other outlets. You can follow her at @jenrrain.

Latest by Jennifer Rainey Marquez

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Treatment

9 Things to Do This Month to Lower Your Blood Pressure

More than 100 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure. If you’re one of them, these daily tweaks can go a long way towards building a healthier future.

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Debunked! 9 Myths About High Blood Pressure

From salt shakers to glasses of wine, misconceptions about high blood pressure persist. Here’s what experts want you to know about keeping yours in check.

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Why Catching High Blood Pressure Early Matters

The earlier you address this important health issue, the better your chances of avoiding serious complications. Here’s how to make sure you keep your numbers in check.

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Complications

The Super-Common Causes and Triggers of Epileptic Seizures

Epilepsy is a disorder with many possible causes. Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of neuron activity–from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development–can lead to seizures.

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Myths

9 Stubborn Myths About Epilepsy to Stop Believing

Loads of misinformation about this condition persists. We sort facts from fiction.

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Living With

9 Little Ways to Help Avoid a Seizure Injury at Home

If you have epilepsy, you can’t entirely eliminate the risk of injury during a seizure. But these tweaks to your home can up your chances of staying safe.

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Caregiving

9 Ways to Help Someone Having a Seizure

Whether you’re a caregiver or a bystander, here’s how to keep someone safe during a seizure.

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Treatment

"I Had an Ostomy—and it Changed My Life"

For these people living with Crohn's disease, surgery made everything from the ordinary to the extraordinary possible. Their stories in their own words.