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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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Diagnosis

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.

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Complications

Should I Exercise When I'm Sick?

Some people believe in sweating out the sickness — but is it safe?

Chris Pettit.
Living With

How Dry Am I? How Weather Affects Your Psoriasis

Stephanie Stephens highlights the research on how weather affects psoriasis, including humidity and sun exposure.

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Lifestyle

Your Heart Loves Optimism

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? You have the power to decide, so why not fill 'er up? Your heart will thank you.

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Brain

The Diet That Reduces Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

Where’s your plate? Here’s how eating turkey and drinking wine (in moderation) can boost brain power.

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Risk Factors

IBD: A Mental Health Risk for Kids?

New research shows an increase in psychiatric disorders amongst children with inflammatory bowel disease.

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Treatment

Undergoing Chemo? Get Moving to Protect Your Heart

Experts say you should try to squeeze exercise into your chemotherapy schedule. Here’s why, plus how to make the heart-healthy practice easy and fun.

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Fitness

A Little Weight Loss Goes a Long Way With Diabetes Remission

Whew! Turns out, you probably don’t have to lose a bajillion pounds to successfully manage your type 2 diabetes.

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Healthy Aging

Have You Been Using Hormones to Manage Menopause for Too Long?

According to a new study, extended periods of time on hormone replacement therapy may increase breast cancer risk.