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Sunny Sea Gold

Health Writer

Sunny is a health journalist with deep expertise in women's and children’s health who has written for some of the largest and most well-known print and digital publications in the United States. She’s also the author of the book Food: The Good Girl’s Drug, and writes essays and reported pieces on body image, eating disorders, parenthood, and mental health. She lives in Portland, OR, with her husband and two daughters.

Latest by Sunny Sea Gold

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Risk Factors

Let's Talk About Breast Cancer Causes

We’ve all heard the statistic: One in eight women will get breast cancer at some point during her life. What we really want to know is whether there’s any way to predict if that one in eight is... us.

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Risk Factors

Let's Talk About the Causes of Diabetes

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about this disease, including where it comes from, who gets it, and why. Let’s take a closer look.

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Living With

Let's Talk About Juvenile Diabetes

Diabetes can strike at any age, but when it happens to children, it has its own set problems—and solutions. Discover the unique ways this disease affects kids.

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Living With

Let's Talk About Type 2 Diabetes

You’ve got questions! We’ve got answers! We went straight to the experts to get the latest info on one of the most common diseases in the U.S. Here’s what you should know.

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Let's Talk About Diabetes

Everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this chronic condition, and how to keep living your life, disease be damned.

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Autoimmune Diseases

Let's Talk About Type 1 Diabetes

It’s the less-common member of the diabetes family, but this autoimmune disorder packs a mighty big challenge for those who have it. Learn more about the disease—and how you can stay one step ahead.

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Men's Health

Let’s Talk About Male Breast Cancer

Yes, it’s rare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen to you. Here’s what to look for if you’re a guy and you’re wondering about breast cancer.

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Treatment

9 Ways to Survive Hot Flashes, Mood Swings, and Other Menopausal Mayhem

You will get through menopause without actually going up in flames or mood-swinging through the roof. These remedies can help!

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Surgery

Let’s Talk About Breast Cancer Surgery

It’s nobody’s favorite topic, but the procedure could save your life. Here’s what you need to know about surgery options for breast cancer.

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Let's Talk About Breast Cancer Medication

Advancements in drug therapies have made it easier than ever to treat breast cancer. Learn more about the common meds available, and how they work.