When mother-of-two Sarah Stewart started noticing that her 2-year-old daughter, Mary Mitchell, wasn’t speaking as well as other kids her age, she wondered if her little girl might be on the autism spectrum. The true diagnosis, however, was something much more grave.
Ever since Selma Blair went public with her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in 2018, she’s shown amazing strength and positivity every time she addresses her illness. Yet she’s also honest about the challenges that come with the debilitating condition.
When Stephanie Sena was studying for her master’s degree in the early 2000s, a professor made a casual comment that she never imagined would resonate with her today.
The latest viral video circulating the internet is a real heartstring tugger. In February, 6-month-old Opal Trimble came down with what her parents believed was just a cold. But after a few days, this baby girl from Oklahoma had stopped moving her arms and legs.
When a nail technician pointed out what appeared to be a bruise on Karolina Jasko’s thumbnail, she didn’t think much of it. But just a week later, her nail became infected and turned red and puffy, so she went to to see a doctor. To her surprise, the doctor wasn’t worried about the infection—but he was worried about that bruise.
Carrie Ann Inaba candidly reveals she feels “so much shame” while battling autoimmune disease.
If you’ve noticed Sarah Hyland’s hair has been looking different than usual, you wouldn’t be the only one. The 28-year-old actress, who plays Haley Dunphy on Modern Family, has been getting a lot of questions about her new short and curly bob, a big change from Haley’s usual long, pin-straight locks.
For every #flawless photo Ashley Graham posts on Instagram, she seem to post one that reminds us she really is just like the rest of us. Take the extremely relatable (and hilarious) video she posted yesterday of her boobs hitting her in the face while working out. We feel you, girl.
Tracy Callahan had been seeing a dermatologist regularly all her life. Then her husband noticed an unusual-looking spot on the right side of her neck in August 2013.
This Mother Has a Powerful Message for Anti-Vaxxers After Her Daughter Spent Her First Birthday With Measles
Instead of watching her baby daughter celebrate her first birthday with cake and presents, British mom Jilly Moss spent the day rushing her to the hospital in an ambulance.
Ashley Graham never fails to win our hearts with her unapologetic social media presence. But her latest post doesn’t just make us love her, it also gives us a close-up look at her elaborate skincare routine. We’ll warn you: It’s not for the faint of heart.
Lilliana Schalck of Columbus, Ohio, was living a normal life when she passed away suddenly during a cheerleading competition in February. The 13-year-old had been healthy until just before she died, but an underlying—and common—strep infection caused her to develop sepsis, which ultimately took her life.
In 2004, 17-year-old Alison Mahoney was diagnosed with lymphedema, a condition that causes swelling in one or both of arms or legs. There isn’t a cure for the condition, and Mahoney has used a compression garment to treat it. This treatment involves squeezing her entire swollen left leg into a wrap of sorts.
Amy Schumer Confirms She’s Still ‘Pregnant and Puking,’ Then Slams Gender Inequality in Medical Research
Amy Schumer is inching closer to her due date, but even in her third trimester, her pregnancy isn’t getting any easier. On Tuesday, the mom-to-be opened up about her frustration with the lack of medical research on women’s health in a cheeky, Schumer-style Instagram post.
The government took single mom’s $3,063 tax refund to cover her student loans. She’s trying to get it back
Tax refunds are a lifeline for many low-income people. For the increasing number of people who’ve fallen behind on their student loans, however, that relief never comes. Borrowers can try to get their refunds back, but the process is not easy.
Amina Maizer celebrated her first birthday in February—a normal milestone for most babies.
A 3-year-old girl who was born with an extremely rare condition that caused her legs to bend backward was recently able to walk for the first time after undergoing a life-changing surgery.
Following the devastating loss of her 11-year-old daughter, Monique Altamirano wants to remind people to carefully read the ingredient list of any food or product before giving it to a child with food allergies. Altamirano’s daughter, Denise Saldate, recently died of a severe allergic reaction to something Altamirano never suspected would be a problem: toothpaste.
A baby too young to be vaccinated contracted measles from an anti-vaxxer, CNN reports. The child’s mother, Fainy Sukenik, is pro-vaccination, and her children’s shots are up to date. But her child contracted measles because of an anti-vaxxer’s choice to refrain from getting the measles vaccination or vaccinating their own children.
This 19-Year-Old Spends Three Hours a Day Pulling Out Her Hair—Here’s What You Need to Know About Trichotillomania
While many women spend hours trying to make their hair as thick and long as possible, Megan Prosser, a 19-year-old from Long Island, New York, does just the opposite.
About one out of eight American women develop breast cancer at some point in her life. Even faced with such scary statistics, doctors still find it hard to say what exactly causes cancer in a person, how and why it starts.
Student borrowers with cancer should be able to put their bills on hold. This woman was told she couldn’t
Congress recently passed a law that cancer patients with federal student loans can postpone their payments, with no penalties. When one woman, with stage 4 breast cancer, tried to access the program, it didn’t go well.
The stalemate in Washington, one of the longest in history, is throwing a wrench into some people’s plans to buy houses, according to real estate experts. So far, nearly 40,000 mortgages could be caught up in the shutdown, according to online real estate firm Zillow. More than 20 percent of Realtors said they had either a current or prospective client impacted by the shutdown, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors.
While the current job market is rosy, 56 percent of older workers experience at least one involuntary job loss after age 50. Workers in their 50s, 60s and 70s cite “job loss” among their top financial setbacks, second only to financial market losses.
Gloria Mackenzie, now 90, was 84 when she won the $590.5 million Powerball jackpot in 2013, taking home about $278 million after taxes. The lawsuit claims that her son hired a financial advisor who had no experience in managing huge sums of money. The son’s attorneys have asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed, at least partly on the grounds that Mackenzie wanted her money invested conservatively.
Sky-high rents, record-breaking student loan debt and stagnant wages have caused many millennials to delay wedding plans. Sorting out other financial obligations first can bode well for a marriage, financial pros say.
Cara Delevingne is anything but shy when it comes to body positivity—but her latest body hair hack will make you laugh. On Thursday, the model and actress shared a shot of her armpits, showing off the wildly overgrown hair inside them.
After being diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer, Bailey Jean Matheson decided to forgo chemotherapy and take what was left of her time on Earth into her own hands. That included writing her own obituary, which is now going viral.
A 20-year-old woman went to the emergency room because of a rash on her legs, arms, torso, and scalp, and the red pustules were caused by an unlikely culprit: unprotected sex. It turns out the rash was caused by gonorrhea that had spread to the patient’s skin, according to a new case report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Just when we thought we’d seen it all, a photo of a woman whose swollen, overgrown gums look just like strawberries surfaced on the interwebs. A rare manifestation of a very rare disease caused the 42-year-old’s gums to appear red, puffy, and granular. You have to see it to believe it—but don’t worry, there’s a photo below.
Cleo Keenan, a 2-year-old from the U.K., suffers from a rare cancer called adrenal carcinoma. The condition starts out in either one or both adrenal glands, which are on top of the kidneys. Keenan has stage 3 adrenal carcinoma, and that’s caused her stomach to swell to an alarming size.
Imagine going into the hospital for minor surgery, thinking you would be in and out in no time…only to end up being hospitalized for months battling a lethal infection and then dealing with the aftermath.
Singer Bebe Rexha took to Twitter last night to reveal that she has bipolar disorder. Rexha shared her diagnosis in a series of Tweets explaining her struggle with the mental illness and why it often made it hard for her to work.
If your mom always told you that cracking your joints was bad for you, turns out she had a point: In a horrifying incident, a 23-year-old suffered a stroke after cracking her neck.
If your kid still won’t listen when you tell them sticking things up their nose is bad, this tale might help you convince them you have their best interest at heart.
If you ask Jessamyn Stanley what her first time doing yoga was like, she’ll tell you it was hell on earth. Yep, Stanley, a yoga instructor who now travels the country to teach her many fans, hated yoga the first time she did it.
A Ghanaian woman who lives in the U.K. recently went on a radio show to speak about a little-known medical disorder she’s dealt with her entire life. Elizabeth Amoaa is one of very few people born with two vaginas and two uteruses, a rare condition known as uterus didelphys.
We’ve all tried to find the best deals on the latest beauty trends, but a deal for microblading—a procedure Jami Ledbetter had been dying to try—recently turned into a nightmare.
Instagram influencer and mom of five Brenda Stearns is celebrating the beauty of her postpartum body—and inspiring others along the way. On Saturday, the blogger shared a dramatic before-and-after shot of her body, with the first photo showing her nine months into her pregnancy, and the second showing how she looks nine months after giving birth.
Gillette is the latest company to support the body positive movement, and they’re doing so in a big way. On April 3, the shaving brand shared a photo to their Twitter feed of model and blogger Anna O’Brien in a bikini. The tweet was captioned, “Go out there and slay the day,” and showed the model standing on the beach with a smile on her face.
Name someone more body positive than Ashley Graham. Can’t think of anybody? Yeah, us either. She never fails to serve up self-love inspiration, and her latest Instagram post is the perfect example.
It’s rare to see Carol Head, a longtime nonprofit executive, without her signature accessory: a sleek, black Fitbit. Like many health-conscious, goal-oriented women, Head relies on the tracker to count her steps—but it’s not because she’s trying to get more exercise. She wants to make sure she doesn’t get too much of it.
Savannah Guthrie has been hard at work for the past six hours—and it’s only 10 a.m. Up before dawn as part of her normal routine, she heads to the set of the Today show, where she has served as coanchor since 2012. Now Savannah, 47, is finally back in her dressing room, ready to remove the day’s wardrobe and makeup before she departs for her second, and most favorite, job: mom to daughter Vale, nearly 5, and son Charley, 2. It’s a gig that’s been a bit messier than usual lately. “This week, we all had the stomach flu,” she groans. “All of us. Four people in the same house with the stomach flu is not a pretty sight.”
Just a few weeks after she found out she was pregnant with her second child, Jordana Beck received some news that turned one of the happiest times of her life into one of the most challenging: She was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.
College Gymnast Breaks Both Legs Attempting a Blind Landing—Here’s What Her Recovery Might Look Like
A senior at Auburn University injured herself during a gymnastics competition on Friday that resulted in two broken legs and dislocated knees, according to the Times-Picayune.
These days, everyone has an opinion about breastfeeding: when to start, when to stop, where to do it, and where an uncovered nipple should never be seen.
After 15 trips to the doctor for migraines, Beckie Hiley’s symptoms were still dismissed. The UK 19-year-old spent months dealing with crippling headaches that were completely hindering her from living a normal life—she couldn’t go to work or school, and she could barely keep food down. Despite her debilitating symptoms, doctors told her her pain was just a headache. It took an emergency trip to the hospital for her to finally get a diagnosis: brain cancer.
An otherwise-healthy 10-year-old girl is featured in an alarming case report from the New England Journal of Medicine. The girl had been playing in a pigsty in rural Brazil two weeks before visiting a doctor. For the 10 days leading up to her appointment, she had developed painful and itchy lesions on her feet and toes, according to the report, with “black dots in the center.”
If hurtful words have lingered in your head for days, or even weeks on end, you’re not alone. On social media, it’s easy to delete an unkind message and block the hater, but it isn’t always easy to forget the harsh words that can become engrained in your mind. Instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, though, one mom is reminding us to feel sorry for the people who put others down.
Blake Lively not only serves total inspiration for our wardrobes (chic pantsuits, anyone?) but also for our daily makeup look (hello, natural glow!). And if you’re blonde, you’ve probably shown a picture of the star to your colorist, trying to mimic her gold, Rapunzel-like mane. Hey, we don’t blame you.