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Prevention

Man With Stage 4 Cancer Urges HPV Vaccination

Michael Becker always wanted to write a memoir. When he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, sharing his story suddenly took on even greater meaning.

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Profile

Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Boxx Talks About Being a Lupus Advocate

Shannon Boxx has four FIFA World Cups and an Olympic gold medal under her belt. And she did it all while dealing with lupus.

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Alternative Treatment

Bill Nye Takes on Alternative Medicine

In an episode of his new Netflix show “Bill Nye Saves the World,” Nye debunks myths about alternative medicine.

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What Is a “Rape Kit” for Sexual Assault?

A sexual assault forensic exam, or “rape kit,” can help you get medical treatment and collect evidence of the assault.

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Mental Health Care After Sexual Assault

Sexual assault may have long-term health effects, both mental and physical. Seeking treatment and help after assault can help you deal with this traumatic event.

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What to Do After Sexual Assault

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are steps you can take to get treatment for injuries, minimize further harm to your health, and collect evidence.

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Lifestyle

Self-Care Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

Need a nudge to take some time out for your mental health? There’s a Twitter account for that.

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Lifestyle

The Weirdest Health Advice You’ve Ever Received

Whether it’s from a doctor, family member, friend, or a total stranger, comments about our health aren’t always medically sound.

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HBO Documentary Gives Honest Look at Abortion

Women share their experiences living in Missouri, a state with restrictive abortion laws.

Julianne Hough discusses living with endometriosis.
Complications

Julianne Hough Speaks Up About Living With Endometriosis

Julianne Hough of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ speaks out about overcoming the pain of endometriosis, a condition that affects 1 in 10 women.