Stephanie Stephens

M.A., Health Writer
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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.

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Cari Maxwell, who lives with ADPKD, and her family.
Complications

ADPKD and Pregnancy: What Are the Risks?

Is it safe to have kids when you have this form of kidney disease? Here’s what you should know.

Woman having blood test for anemia.
Complications

The Link Between UC and Anemia

People with ulcerative colitis and other forms of IBD often struggle with anemia due to blood loss. What’s the best way to treat it?

Woman explaining symptoms to her doctor.
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.

Woman sitting, thinking, and holding a fallen leaf.

While You’re Treating Your AS, Treat Yourself, Too

Just as important as your medical team and medication regimen is your practice of self-care. Sometimes this means choosing the right workouts, and sometimes it’s about prioritizing your priorities. At the end of the day, remember that you matter more than your condition.

Ashley Romereim with owl.
Profile

‘Internal TENS Unit’ Brings AS Pain Relief for This Former Powerlifter

Ashley Romereim has been taking oral pain medication for her ankylosing spondylitis since she was a teenager. Now, a surgically implanted spinal stimulator has reduced her low back pain and cut her oral pain meds in half.

Cambria “Cami” Tate is still recovering from acute flaccid myelitis more than 18 months later.  Some are calling AFM the new polio.
Risk Factors

How to Protect Your Child From This Polio-like Condition

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a very rare but serious neurological condition that mimics polio. In 2018, 223 cases were reported in the U.S. — more than ever before. Like the flu, this virus changes every year — here’s what to know to stay ahead of it.

Man discussing medications with his pharmacist.
Medication

Heart Drug Recalls: What You Should Know Now

Drugs made from valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan purchased from suppliers in India and China have been recalled due to possible contamination.

Patrice Saurman and her husband looking out at the water.
Living With

Neck Cancer Survivor Shares 6 Tips for Patients

HealthCentral spoke with Patrice, a 10-year cancer survivor, about her cancer journey and her tips for others going through similar diagnoses.

Healthy plant diet with fruits, nuts, legumes, and vegetables.

More Reasons to Eat a Plant-Based Diet

New research shows that the plant-based Portfolio dietary pattern can lead to improvements in LDL cholesterol and other cardiometabolic risk factors.

Kratom pill bottle and kratom capsules on a nightstand.
Supplements

The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?