Your biggest health condition questions, answered.
6 Things New Parents Should Know About RSV in Young Children
Here are the symptoms to look out for—and how to stay safe.
Should You Postpone Your Flu Shot If You’re Feeling Sick?
An expert explains when it’s okay to get it—and when you’ll want to wait.
How an ‘Immunity Gap’ May Be Fueling the Recent Spike in Respiratory Illnesses
Certain viruses—from RSV to influenza—are surging, and hospitals are already feeling it.
What Your Snot Color Can Tell You About Your Health, According to Doctors
It could be a cold, allergies, or something else.
Here’s Why a Post-COVID Cough Can Last So Miserably Long
And how to feel a bit better as you wait it out.
We rounded up all of the need-to-know SELF content around common health concerns, sourced from medical experts, editors, and real people living with the conditions. Look around, learn something, and let us know what you'd like to see more of.
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My Way to Well: Migraine
What to Do If Your Doctor Isn’t Taking Your Migraine Pain Seriously
Get the care you need and deserve.
This Is What Migraine Really Does to Your Life
Migraine doesn’t care what’s on your agenda.
6 People Who Get Migraine Attacks Share Self-Care Tips That Truly Help
Prioritizing your physical and mental well-being is essential.
Living With Migraine Made Me Feel Betrayed by My Body—Here’s How I Made Peace With It
Falling in love with a new form of exercise transformed how I view my disease.
Spotlight On: Diabetes Awareness Month
Wellness Influencers and Tech Bros Are Treating This Diabetes Device Like a Fun Trend
There’s no evidence that it’s helpful for people without the disease.
10 Subtle Signs of Type 2 Diabetes You Shouldn’t Ignore
The symptoms aren’t always obvious.
The Hidden Trauma of My Chronic Illness
How a childhood diagnosis haunted me for decades.
What Really Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
Misconceptions are rampant.
How to Use Vision, Hearing, Taste & More to Recognize Epilepsy
Derek Chong, MD, walks us through what epilepsy is and how it manifests through each of the five senses.
Let’s Talk Reproductive Health
What to Know About Birth Control If You’re Transmasculine
Hormonal options are still on the table, even if you’re taking T.
How to Actually Figure Out If Your Birth Control Is Causing Side Effects
Is your IUD really triggering that hellish pelvic pain?
People on TikTok Are Talking About How Excruciating IUD Insertion Can Be
Why isn’t it taken more seriously?
Why You Should Make an Emergency Abortion Plan Right Now, Before It's Urgent
So you can get the care you deserve.
Pregnancy Fatigue Is So Real—Here Are Some Things That Can Help
The exhaustion can hit you like a ton of bricks.
12 Yoga Poses That Feel Great When Your Back Is Tight and Achy
You can do them right at home.
6 People With MS Share How they Deal With Exhaustion During the Holidays
Stress can make symptoms worse—but you shouldn’t have to miss out on the festivities.
How Likely Is It That I Have Both Psoriasis and Eczema?
The symptoms overlap quite a bit—but an accurate diagnosis is crucial.
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Here's How Long It Actually Takes for the Flu Vaccine to Kick In
And why you need to get one ASAP if you haven't already.
‘Today I Was Me’: Why Christina Applegate Went Barefoot During Her Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
The event was her first public appearance since she shared her MS diagnosis.
I Highly Recommend Romance Novels If You’re Really Going Through It Right Now
They saved me when self-help couldn’t.
What Being a ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ Actually Means
Experts say it’s a personality trait, not a diagnosis.
7 Ways to Show Up for a Friend Who Is Dealing With Infertility
Here’s what to say and do—and what to avoid—to be as supportive as possible.
13 RSV Symptoms in Babies All Caregivers Should Be Aware of Right Now
Plus, when to seek urgent care for a sick child.
Here's a Very Good Reason to Try to Avoid Getting COVID Twice
People are more likely to develop long COVID if they’re infected more than once.
How to Make Sure Your Migraines Don’t Totally Derail Your Holiday Plans
Because nothing brings down the festive vibes like hiding in a dark room in pain.
Should You Consider Switching From the Pill to an IUD or Implant?
A daily medication doesn’t work for everyone.
Here’s What the CDC’s New Opioid Guidelines Mean for Your Pain Management
Experts say the updated recommendations reflect the need for individualized, compassionate care.
Jonah Hill’s New Documentary Is an Actually Helpful Film About Mental Health
In Netflix’s Stutz, he works through body image issues, grief, and more with his therapist.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Your MS Diagnosis
Tips for having the conversation in an honest—and reassuring—way.
Yes, RSV Can Spread to Adults From Kids—Here’s Why That Matters Right Now
Some adults also face a high risk of serious symptoms, experts say.
TikTok Is Obsessed With 'Skin Barrier Repair'—Here's What You Should Know
This is one skin care trend dermatologists can get behind.
A Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats and Cheeses Is Making People Really Sick
It’s led to at least 13 hospitalizations, one death, and a pregnancy loss in six states so far.
Psychedelics Are Super Promising—But We Need to Talk About Their Possible Harms Too
As studies get bigger and the drugs become more accessible, researchers need to be honest about the potential adverse effects.
Why Do Strong Fragrances Make Me Feel Like Crap?
It’s a real thing and it’s called hyperosmia.
Just Some Truly Concerning Things Dr. Oz Has Said About Health and Medicine Over the Years
Why…did anyone ever call him “America’s Doctor”?
Here’s Why the Time Change Might Make You Feel Crappy All Week
The daylight saving switch can mess with your sleep—but a few small changes can help.
Here’s What May Be Causing Your Occasional Pee Leakage—and How to Make It Stop
A leaky bladder can affect you as early as your 20s.
Christina Applegate Shares How Her Subtle MS Symptoms Eventually Worsened
A crew member for Dead to Me sometimes had to hold her legs so she could stand and film her scenes.
‘It Started to Get Really Dark’: Selena Gomez Shares What Her 2018 Psychosis Episode Was Like
A new documentary about her mental health comes out tomorrow.
Are You Actually ‘So Busy,’ or Is It ‘Toxic Productivity’?
If you have a hard time taking a break, listen up.
How to Use Ventilation to Make Indoor Hangouts a Little Safer
It’s a set-it-and-forget-it way to lower your chances of getting COVID.
5 Things to Do If You’re Already Way Too Stressed About the Midterms
For everyone who knows “just unplug” isn’t practical advice.
My Doctor Told Me My Pants Were ‘Too Tight.’ Turns Out, I Actually Had MS Symptoms.
At just 20 years old, I got a diagnosis I never expected.
Now’s the Time to Get Older Family Members Vaccinated If You’re Seeing Them for Thanksgiving
Many folks over 65 haven’t received the bivalent booster.
‘It Feels Exactly Right’: Actor Ali Stroker on What It’s Like to Be Pregnant in a Wheelchair
“My baby will always have a mom in a wheelchair, and I don't see that represented in many places.”
How to Be a Less Hangry Person
It’s not as simple as just snacking.
5 People on the Emotional Side of Living With Eczema: ‘My Skin Felt Like It Was Screaming’
From feeling anger to shame, here’s why it’s more than skin deep.
The Case for Throwing a ‘Fail-a-Bration’
Sharing your biggest flops can be surprisingly cathartic.
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