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Your biggest health condition questions, answered.

How to Deal If Migraine Is Messing With Your Social Life

Having to cancel plans sometimes doesn’t make you a bad friend.

How to Handle Unexpected Migraine Symptoms When They Strike

Having a plan of action in place can make a world of difference.

Condition Spotlight

  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    This inflammatory skin condition is often misunderstood.
  • Contraception


    Your birth control options, explained.
  • Heart Failure

    Heart Failure

    No, it doesn’t mean your heart stops working.
  • Migraine


    Symptoms can look different for everyone.
  • Eczema


    It’s a painfully common skin condition.
  • Crohn’s Disease

    Crohn’s Disease

    Learn more about this inflammatory bowel disease.

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

How to Talk to Family and Friends About Your Diabetes Diagnosis

Having the right people in your corner can relieve some pressure.

7 Self-Care Tips That Can Ease the Stress of Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Sometimes, that might mean cutting yourself some slack when life feels chaotic.

To Accept My Chronic Condition, I Needed to Grieve the Life That Could Have Been

I gave myself tender permission to stew in the unfairness of it all. And I gave it time.

Medical Advisory Board

Jessica Stern, PhD
Mental Health
Mathew Devine, DO
Infectious Diseases
Coral Olazagasti, MD
Brijen J. Shah, MD, AGAF
Digestive Health
Sevann Helo, MD
Sexual And Reproductive Health
Diane C. Madfes, MD
Skin Health
How a Breast Cancer Surgeon’s Personal Loss Fuels Her Mission
After losing her mother, Yolanda R. Tammaro, MD, became determined to help those diagnosed with breast cancer. Watch as we follow Dr. Tammaro from the ER to the barre while she shares what fuels her to keep working with her patients.



5 People With Psoriasis on How to Self-Advocate at Doctor Appointments

Speak up to your doctor.

7 Ways Black Women Can Advocate for Themselves After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Here’s how to get the care you need and deserve.

People on TikTok Are Talking About How Excruciating IUD Insertion Can Be

Why isn’t it taken more seriously?

The Winding Journey to Finding the Right Vitiligo Treatment

Here’s what you can expect, physically and mentally.

Why Are Black Women Disproportionately Affected by Uterine Fibroids?

Unique risk factors, pain that’s ignored, and delayed treatment are all at play.

Yes, You Really Should Avoid Taking Ibuprofen When Drinking—Here’s Why

Popping a pill to prevent a hangover? Read this.

People Swear by Boric Acid for Relentless Vaginal Infections—Here’s What Ob-Gyns Think

If you’re stuck in a yeast/BV loop and desperate for relief, read this.

Martina Navratilova Shared How ‘Brutal’ Chemo Can Be After Her Double Cancer Diagnosis

“As a top-level athlete, you think you’re going to live to a hundred and that you can rehab it all.” 

How to Have Safe Sex With Genital Herpes

There’s a ton of misinformation around this super-common STI—but a diagnosis doesn’t spell doom for your hookups.

The FDA Just Approved a New Drug to Protect Babies and Toddlers From RSV

Experts say the injectable medication, called Beyfortus, will be critical ahead of cold and flu season.

Demi Lovato’s 2018 Drug Overdose Caused Complications She Still Lives With Today

The long-term effects serve as a “constant reminder to stay on the right path.”

Lisa Marie Presley Died of Small Bowel Obstruction—Here’s What That Means

The blockage was related to a bariatric surgery she had years ago.

How to Predict When a Migraine Attack Will Happen—And Potentially Avoid It

Here’s what you should know about the prodrome phase.

Keke Palmer Got Real About the Pressure of Breastfeeding: It’s Been a ‘Doozy’

“It isn’t that easy. And if it is for you, wonderful. But I think more often than not, it’s difficult.”

Here’s a Super Easy Way to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Home, According to the CDC

Turns out, your yard, deck, or balcony might be the ideal egg-laying site.

How to Treat a Hellish Poison Ivy Rash Fast

Before you scratch yourself to shreds, try one of these easy fixes that actually work.

People Swear That Ice Caps Make Their Migraine Feel Better—Here’s What the Science Says

If you’re dealing with awful head pain, you might have questions about cold therapy.

Here’s How to Tell If Your Sunscreen Has Expired

You might think using old SPF is no biggie, but that half-empty bottle could be working against you.

The FDA Just Approved a New Alopecia Drug for Hair Loss. Here’s Why It’s So Promising

Some people have seen major hair regrowth in clinical trials—and it’s the first treatment available for teens with the condition.

Local Malaria Cases Have Been Confirmed in the US—Should I Be Worried?

The mosquito-borne disease hasn’t been transmitted domestically since 2003.

Swimmer’s Ear Can Be Excruciating—Here Are the Symptoms to Look Out For

Experts say it will only get worse if you try to wait it out.

How to Deal With Excruciatingly Heavy Periods Caused by Uterine Fibroids

Some ways to make them less of a nightmare so you can just...get on with your life.

6 Sneaky Uterine Fibroid Symptoms You Really Shouldn’t Ignore

Heavy periods and cramping outside of your cycle are big signs.

Kerry Washington Shared the Ingredient That ‘Transformed’ Her Eczema-Prone Skin

At 46, the actor’s routine is all about hydration. 

How to Actually Protect Yourself Against Mosquito Bites

In addition to being annoying and itchy, these bloodsuckers can carry some gnarly diseases.

I’m a Grown-Ass Adult—Why Is Chin Acne Still Ruining My Life?

Dermatologists explain those frustrating breakouts—and how to treat them. 

How Even a Little Daily Movement Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Dementia

Your brain will thank you in the present and the future.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Almost Missed the Screening That Revealed Her Breast Cancer

She was “symptom-free” ahead of her testing and recently underwent a single mastectomy.

These Are the Best Antioxidants to Add to Your Skin Care Routine

Vitamin C is a biggie, but it’s not the only one worth your time and money.

How Listening to My Body Helped Me Come Out

A dermatologist diagnosed me with eczema—but also asked me what was going on internally.

How to Navigate Dating When You’re Immunocompromised

Anyone who shames you for protecting your health isn’t worth your time.

I Thought I Just Got Sicker Than Other People—Until a Blood Test Led to a Life-Changing Diagnosis

I never suspected I might have an immune deficiency disease.

More Frozen Fruit Was Just Recalled, This Time for a Possible Listeria Contamination

If you shop at Whole Foods, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Target, or Aldi, you’re going to want to pay attention.

If You’re Traveling Abroad, Here Are the Vaccines You Should Get ASAP

You’re taking a vacation to enjoy yourself, not to risk vomiting, fever, or even a fatal illness.

Here’s Exactly How Sunscreen Works to Protect Your Skin

What does SPF mean? Is mineral sunblock better? We got the answers.

My Way to Well: Vitiligo

Because living with vitiligo can be a journey. 

What to Know About CVID, a Rare Immune Disorder That’s Often Misdiagnosed

Symptoms can vary widely but often include frequent infections, intense fatigue, and GI issues.

EMDR Therapy Is Getting More Popular. Here’s How It Works

We asked an expert to walk us through the novel trauma treatment.

Naomi Watts Recalled Feeling ‘Alone’ When She Hit Perimenopause in Her 30s

“Somehow everyone’s signed this code of silence, yet everyone’s going there at some point.”