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Stephanie Wood

Stephanie Wood

Health Writer

Stephanie Wood is a award-winning freelance writer and former magazine editor specializing in health, nutrition, wellness, and parenting.

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Let’s Talk About Shingles Diagnosis and Treatment

Recovery is easier if you start treatment before the telltale rash appears. Here's how to know if you have it.

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Let’s Talk About Shingles Signs and Symptoms

This condition features a painful skin rash that can results in serious complications. But what if you could spot the virus coming, before the first red bump even appeared?

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Let's Talk About Shingles

We've got the doctor-approved scoop on the causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with shingles easier.

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Let’s Talk About Crohn’s Disease Tests and Diagnosis

It would be great if a single exam could confirm if you have Crohn’s. Naturally, it’s not that simple—but the tests below can work together to provide a clearer picture of your health.

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Let's Talk About Nose and Sinus Cancers Signs and Symptoms

When is it more than just a sinus infection? We've got the answers to that and everything else you need to know about these rare but dangerous diseases.

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Let's Talk About Throat Cancer Causes

This challenging disease is almost entirely preventable, once you know what's behind it. Here's what experts say are the major risk factors.

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Let's Talk About HPV and Throat Cancer

For generations, the leading cause of throat cancer was tobacco. Not anymore. Here’s what the experts have to say about a whole new threat to your health.

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Let’s Talk About Jaw Cancer

Unlike some hard-to-diagnose cancers, you can often see tumors of the jaw. If you do, check out these details on what steps to take next.

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Let’s Talk About Tonsil Cancer

We’ve got the doctor-approved details on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this news-making disease so you can stay one step ahead of it.

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Let's Talk About Throat Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Throat cancer can mimic lots of other everyday ailments, so don't get fooled. We've got the doctor-approved scoop on the red flags that signal real trouble.