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A Photo Shoot Inspires California Teen to Pay It Forward

A Photo Shoot Inspires California Teen to Pay It Forward

This is the story of how one day in front of the cameras gave a young patient new perspective on life — and hope for the future.
Terrence Howard on His Mother s Battle With Colon Cancer

Terrence Howard on His Mother’s Battle With Colon Cancer

The highly acclaimed actor and star of “Empire” opens up about his mother’s six-year battle with colon cancer, which took her life at age 56.  
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.
The Symptom of Bladder Cancer Too Many Overlook

The Symptom of Bladder Cancer Too Many Overlook

Each year 16,000 Americans die of bladder cancer and 79,000 new cases are diagnosed. Despite the number of people affected, there’s little knowledge of the disease.

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

Why Prostate Cancer’s Treatment Needs an Upgrade

Prevention & TreatmentSide effects from radiation treatment are, for cancer patients, part of beating the cancer itself. When it comes to prostate cancer, radiation can be particularly intrusive.

Why Prostate Cancer’s Treatment Needs an Upgrade

6 Things That Could Happen If Hyperthyroidism Goes Untreated

Health HacksUnderstanding the symptoms of hypothyroidism and getting regular screenings will prevent the onset of the complications listed below.

6 Things That Could Happen If Hyperthyroidism Goes Untreated

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

Alex Borstein Speaks up About Hemophilia

AdvocacyComedy has always been a reliable engine of Alex Borstein’s life. Before “Mad TV” or “Family Guy,” her sense of humor helped anchor a family grappling with hemophilia. 

Alex Borstein Speaks up About Hemophilia

What Is Obesity, Really, and How Much Does It Cost?

AdvocacyIn the United States, over 90 million individuals — that’s 35 percent of adults and 17 percent of children — have obesity. Enacting a true, lasting change will demand more than weight-loss.

What Is Obesity, Really, and How Much Does It Cost?