Future of Personal Health
How Local Initiatives Seek to Limit Opioid Addiction

How Local Initiatives Seek to Limit Opioid Addiction

The opioid crisis is arresting on each individual at its mercy; however, putting opioid addicts into another prison is not the solution.
Is Your Diet Affecting Your Reproductive System

Is Your Diet Affecting Your Reproductive System?

From cutting carbs to communicating with your doctor, there are some key things that can be done to help ease the struggle of infertility.
Taking the Stress Out of Choosing a New Mattress

Taking the Stress Out of Choosing a New Mattress

If it’s been a while since you’ve been in the market for a mattress, you might be surprised how much has changed in recent years.
One Breast Tried to Kill Me the Other Keeps My Baby Alive

One Breast Tried to Kill Me, the Other Keeps My Baby Alive

A survivor and member of the online community "I Had Cancer" shares her perspective on gratitude and loving yourself as you recover.
Overcoming a Spinal Injury to Touch Others in Doubt

Overcoming a Spinal Injury to Touch Others in Doubt

Attorney, athlete, author and motivational speaker, Doug Heir refuses to let a physical handicap be the only thing that defines him.

How One 9/11 First Responder Reclaimed His Health

AdvocacyAfter serving for 20 years, he was one of the first officers forced to retire due to 9/11-related medical issues. Today, Terrence Jordan reflects on the difficult, inspiring trek to stay healthy.

How One 9/11 First Responder Reclaimed His Health

Understanding the Negative Side Effects of Birth Control

Prevention & TreatmentWhile much has been made about the benefits of birth control pills, for a small number of women the pill can ruin their sex lives. 

Understanding the Negative Side Effects of Birth Control

Personalizing Women’s Cancer Care

Education & ResearchUnderstanding the role disease-related genes play in breast and ovarian cancers has led to revolutionary preventive care.

Personalizing Women’s Cancer Care

Getting Intimate with the Editors at Refinery29

Education & ResearchFrom their sexual role models to masturbation techniques, we caught up with two of Refinery29's health editors — and nothing was off the record.

Getting Intimate with the Editors at Refinery29

Seeing Mental Illness as Real and Treatable

AdvocacyJust because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean mental illness isn’t a serious health concern. It’s time to talk about what everyone can do to help.

Seeing Mental Illness as Real and Treatable

The Rare Disorder that Makes You Overweight, Sick and Depressed

Prevention & TreatmentCushing’s syndrome is classified as a rare disease. Many endocrinologists disagree with that label, however, suggesting instead that Cushing’s is vastly under-diagnosed.

The Rare Disorder that Makes You Overweight, Sick and Depressed