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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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This Hysterectomy Procedure Could Spread Undetected Uterine Cancer, Finds Study

A recent Yale study warns that a specific minimally invasive surgery used to perform the common hysterectomy can increase the risk of death in women who had undetected uterine cancer.

Adult son hugging senior mother.

Why Do Women Get Alzheimer’s Disease More Than Men?

Little research has focused on the fact that women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s—until now.

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Risk Factors

Why It’s Time to Stop Vaping Now

The news is only getting worse for e-cigarettes, which the CDC has linked to more than 450 possible cases of lung disease. We’ve got the latest plus advice on how to stay safe.

Doctor preparing a steroid injection.
Complications

Rethink Steroid Shots When Your Joint's 'Out of Joint'

Before you rush out to get that corticosteroid injection for your throbbing knee, consider this—a new study says it may do more harm than good.

spine X-ray

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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Medication

Opioids: Physical Dependence or Addiction?

The terms "addiction" and "physical dependence" are not interchangeable, even though they're often used that way. Learn the difference.

Woman exercising in front of mirror at gym.
Living With

Smart Ways to Exercise During Cancer and Chemo Treatments

A cancer diagnosis doesn't mean you have to give up exercise. If you have the energy, here's how excercising during treatment can help you feel better.

time in the sun

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.