Emily Shiffer

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7 Reasons for a Missed Period That Have Nothing to Do With Pregnancy

Your thyroid, stress levels, or other factors might be throwing your cycle out of whack.

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7 Possible Reasons Why You Bruise So Easily

What does unexplained bruising mean—and what can you do about it?

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How to Get Rid of That Annoying Cold Sore Fast

And prevent it from coming back ever again.

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7 Ways the Mirena IUD Might Mess With Your Body

Your partner could feel it during sex.

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How Receding Gums Can Totally Ruin Your Teeth

Brushing too hard may do you more harm than good.

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5 Colon Cancer Symptoms You Should Know—Even if You’re Young

Being able to spot these warning signs could save your life.

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How Losing Weight After 50 Could Save $36,278

It's true! Dropping pounds can protect your savings—especially as you age.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Menopause—From The Documentary On Netflix You Need To Watch

We talked to a gynecologist about her mission to revive the sex lives of menopausal women in America, and here's what we learned.

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This Potentially Fatal Syndrome Makes Your Body Literally Waste Away—And It's More Common...
Deteriorating muscles and loss of appetite are common symptoms of wasting syndrome, a secondary medical condition that occurs in the pr…
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​6 Things A Fecal Test Can Tell You About Your Health

Find out how your poop can help diagnose everything from vitamin deficiencies to cancer.​

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This Natural Ingredient Is Known To Stop Hot Flashes—But Is It Safe?

Here's what you need to know about this now-controversial root.

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