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January 28, 2019
Adrienne Glusman

In 2011, my life was uprooted in an instant. I remember sitting on the floor of my Brooklyn, New York, apartment, heart pounding, tears flowing, palms sweating, anxiously anticipating a phone call where I hoped to hear two words: "She's OK."

Earlier that morning, my mom, who lived alone, was knocked unconscious after falling in her home in Tampa, Florida. A family friend found her about 12 hours later. While I waited for that phone call, I knew my life would never be the same.

July 26, 2018
Dr. Cheryl Bushnell

Stroke happens to 1 in 5 women. In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. This is unfortunate because most strokes are preventable. 

July 3, 2018

Editorial note: Content for this Q&A is from the National Institute on Aging.

June 5, 2018
Lynn Bufka

Stress occurs when you feel like the demands placed on you — such as work, school, or relationships — exceed your ability to cope. It can be a reaction to a short-lived situation, such as being stuck in traffic or late for an appointment, or it can last a long time if you're dealing with relationship or money problems, the death of a loved one, or other serious situations.

May 15, 2018
Julianne Hough

It’s National Women’s Health Week — a very important observance! The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority, and I want to do my part by sharing why now is the time for women to take steps to improve their health and also raise awareness about a cause close to my heart: endometriosis.

If I could tell women what I wished I’d known, it would be: Don’t make the same mistakes I did! Debilitating pain is not normal.

April 9, 2018

It can be tough to make time for sleep, especially when you’re trying to juggle family, friends, work, and your other commitments. But sleep is worth prioritizing. Dr. Michael Twery, the director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research at NHLBI, shares why sleep is important, how much you need, and what you should know about sleep disorders.

April 25, 2017
Nicole Greene

Nicole GreeneLadies, a recent study shows that we’re catching up with men when it comes to alcohol use — and misuse. That means we’re also dealing with how it hurts our health. This is especially true for younger women.

December 15, 2016
Rebecca Ruiz

Ed. note: This blog post has been adapted from a Mashable post. The original post was posted on December 18, 2015. Read the original post.

Rebecca RuizA pre-teen girl is at a unique moment in her life.

May 16, 2016
Donna Richardson

Ed. note: This blog is cross-posted from the Huffingtonpost.com. The original post date was May 12, 2016. Read the original post.

January 21, 2016
Dr. Nancy C. Lee

A mother and daughterIf you're a parent, you know kids grow and learn quickly. They learn from friends, teachers, and public role models. But as a parent, what you say and do really matters — even if your kids are getting older and more independent. The lessons you teach them now will influence the decisions they make for the rest of their lives.

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