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    General Health 9 Things People With Breast Cancer Wish They’d Known Sooner – SELF

    Having breast cancer is one of those experiences that’s impossible to understand unless you’ve walked through it step by terrible step. Talking about the bizarre, awful reality of having this illness with people who haven’t been there can be hard—but those who have been in your shoes can offer...
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    Sexual Health We Pretty Much All Have HPV. Should That Affect How We Have Sex? – SELF

    People who have sex tend to have a few things in common: They like to feel good, they’ve dealt with a sex stain or two in their lives, and they’ve been exposed to HPV, or human papillomavirus. Around 79 million people in the United States have HPV, making it the … Read more via SELF...
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    Sexual Health This Is What It’s Like to Experience Low Libido – Self

    If you haven’t been there, it can be hard to fully understand the difficult experience of losing your libido for an extended period of time. If you have been there, … Read more via “sexual health” – Google News
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    Sexual Health Here’s Why Doctors Don’t Usually Test for Herpes – Self

    It’s basically a SELF mantra at this point: Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections is hella important. Is it the most delightful way to spend your time? No. Read more via “sexual health” – Google News
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    General Health 21 Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder You Should Know – SELF

    Symptoms of bipolar disorder can be confusing, even for professionals who have spent years learning to diagnose and treat various mental health conditions. People with bipolar disorder are often misdiagnosed as having depression before they get an accurate confirmation of their condition...
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    General Health Sex During Pregnancy: Here’s What’s OK and What’s Not – SELF

    If you want to get pregnant, you have sex. No surprises there. But what about sex while you’re pregnant? The answers aren’t always as obvious. Here’s what you need to know about sex during pregnancy. Is it OK to have sex during pregnancy? As long as your pregnancy is proceeding … Read more...
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    General Health Throat and Anal Cancers Caused by HPV Are on the Rise — Here’s How to Stay Safe – SELF

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) isn’t just the most common sexually transmitted infection—it’s also a common cause of preventable cancers. In fact, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there was an increase in HPV-related cancers between 1999 and...
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    General Health 8 Reasons You’re Waking Up Mid-Sleep, and How to Fix Them – SELF

    One minute you’re snoozing peacefully, the next you’re wide awake in the dead of night. Sound familiar? Unless you’re blessed enough to conk out like the most determined of logs, you may have experienced this form of sleeplessness before. Waking up during the night isn’t uncommon—a study of...
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    General Health 20-Minute No-Equipment Total-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere – SELF

    Strength training at the gym or taking a class at a fitness studio is great, but sometimes, you just want to get in your workout at home—or on vacation, or on a work trip, or wherever you may be. While most of us don’t have round-the-clock access to a full … Read more via SELF...
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    General Health 11 Tips for Coping With a Cancer Diagnosis – SELF

    If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, knowing what to expect and making plans for how to proceed can help make this stressful time easier. Learning that you have cancer is a difficult experience. After your cancer diagnosis, you may feel anxious, afraid or overwhelmed and wonder how you can...
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    Family Health These Are the Only Kinds of Birth Control That Also Protect Against STIs – SELF

    If you drew a Venn diagram to compare the kinds of birth control that prevent pregnancy and the ones that protect against sexually transmitted infections, the overlapping portion in the middle representing those that do both would be pretty small. While all forms of contraception are designed...
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    Family Health 6 Ways You Can Still Get Pregnant After Taking Emergency Contraception – SELF

    Everyone makes mistakes. Some are minor, like thinking an oatmeal raisin cookie is actually its superior cousin, chocolate chip. But others are potentially life-changing, like having unprotected sex even though getting pregnant isn’t currently on your to-do list. That’s where emergency...
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    General Health What Actually Happens When You Combine Alcohol and Caffeine? – SELF

    Pull up to a bar on any given night and you might hear people order a combination of alcohol and caffeine to keep the fun going, whether that’s in the form of rum and soda, whiskey and coffee, vodka and an energy drink, or some other concoction meant to deliver the perfect double-buzz. You...
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    General Health 9 Things People With Depression Want You to Know – SELF

    Discussions of mental health have taken front stage following the loss last week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both of whom died by suicide. Although suicide is a complex issue, mental illness—especially depression—is a major risk factor, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
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    Family Health Understanding Miscarriage – SELF

    Overview Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week. About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that a woman doesn’t realize she’s pregnant...