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Stephanie Stephens

Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a very experienced digital journalist, audio/video producer and host who covers health, healthcare and health policy, along with celebrities and their health, for a variety of publications, websites, networks, content agencies and other distinctive clients. Stephanie was accepted to THREAD AT YALE for summer 2018 to author and produce an investigative series. She is also active in the animal welfare community.

Latest by Stephanie Stephens

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6 Top Questions About Psoriasis and the Sun

Some people swear by it. Others avoid it at all costs. Here, experts answer your questions about using the sun to help treat psoriasis.

Reena Ruparelia

My Skin Transition: How Stress Affected My Psoriasis

When life changes, so does your psoriasis. Three women share the shifts that triggered the flare of all flares and how they found their way back to calmer skin.

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Still Struggling With UC? Hypnosis May Be Just the Thing

Gut-directed hypnotherapy can calm lingering ulcerative colitis symptoms. Find out how it works—and if it's right for you.

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When Crohn’s Sparks Depression, Too

Nearly half of people with Crohn’s disease battle mental illness. The good news? It's never too late to get the help you need.

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When Your Doctor Has Ankylosing Spondylitis, Too

Rheumatologist Hillary Norton, M.D., has spent her career caring for people with ankylosing spondylitis—including herself.

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You've Given UC Your Best. Is It Time for Surgery?

Few people with ulcerative colitis jump right to surgery. But sometimes, when all else fails, it can give you your life back.

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Risk Factors

Women With This Sleep Problem May Have Greater Cancer Risk

A new study found that women with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop cancer.

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Five Questions

What One Woman Learned From Endometrial Cancer: 'Pay Attention to Your Symptoms'

An endometrial cancer survivor shares her story and key advice to help you notice early symptoms, get fast treatment, and more tips.

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Could That Back Pain Be Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Most of us have back pain at some point—90% of us, in fact—and it has lots of potential causes. Ankylosing spondylitis is one of them. Here’s how to know if AS might be behind yours.

Brooke Baker
Personal Narrative

Doctors Missed Her RA Symptoms. She Found a Way to Thrive Anyway

Brooke Baker toughed out two years with undiagnosed and untreated rheumatoid arthritis pain, but when her son was diagnosed with diabetes, it was almost more than she could bear. Almost. Get ready to shed some #HappyTears.