Blackouts are unfortunately all too familiar to many college freshmen but when Della (name has been changed for privacy purposes) woke up in haze, she had more questions than most. Not only did she not know where she was, what was happening or how long she'd been out but she didn't even know how it happened — she hadn't had any alcohol nor had she taken a drink from a stranger. In fact, she hadn't even left her dorm.Read Full Story
Many women debate whether or not getting an epidural is the right decision for them. Women who plan on getting one sometimes aren’t able to, and women who don’t plan on getting one sometimes end up with one. So, even you aren't planning to get one, it’s best to be prepared.Read Full Story
Mental math has never been my strong suit, especially not first thing in the morning. So standing in my undies, staring at a birth control pill pack and trying to figure out which day I missed and how I should adjust for that was never a good start to my day. And hey, haven't we all been there?Read Full Story
Raw fish, alcohol, cold lunch meat, soft cheeses, caffeine, herbal tea, unpasteurized juice and basically every type of medicine except vitamins: The list of things that pregnant women should avoid is long. (And also hard to remember! Which sodas have caffeine again? Oh wait, I'm not supposed to drink soda either.) But, one of the biggest pregnancy prohibitions is fish that could be high in mercury like shark, tilefish, swordfish and tuna. And now you can add canned tuna fish to that list.Read Full Story
Yes, we're at the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it's important to remember that women (and men) fight breast cancer all year long, year after year, Nov. 1 through Sept. 30. We asked some real women from the Cure Diva breast cancer community to write a letter to their breast cancer and the result was a powerful reminder that women live with emotional scars long after they're declared cancer free.Read Full Story
Make every breath count. It's a beautiful saying crafted into an elegant tattoo, so it's no wonder that the picture of Diane Reichert's wrist art went viral. But, this tattoo is more than just a reminder, it's almost a command. Because, you see, she is suffering from a disease that is literally taking her breath away, and along with it — her life.Read Full Story
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