I was addicted to weight-loss drug for 15 years: 'I’d spiraled to a dark place'
After this popular pill was prescribed to her by a weight-loss clinic, writer Harmony Hobbs quickly became hooked. Here, she opens up about her emotional struggle with addiction and alcoholism—and her decision to finally get sober.Health.com Health & Fitness
I'm 50, I'm rocking a bikini and I don't care what anybody thinks
I can think of only three reasons why a woman my age shouldn't wear a bikini on a public beach: She lives in a country where doing so will get her thrown into the slammer. She's in the witness protection program. She cares what other people think. Fortunately, I have no such problem. What I have is a positive body image—meaning, whatever my body looks like, I'm cool with it. Sure, some parts of my anatomy are less perky than they used to be and...Purple Clover Health & Fitness
I got pregnant despite having an IUD and it almost killed me
One of the residents tells me that an ectopic pregnancy, which means the fertilized egg has attached somewhere other than inside the uterus, is 'a ticking time bomb.' They don’t yet know that it’s already gone off.HuffPost Health & Fitness
What it's really like to be a parent with a chronic illness
I felt scared, overwhelmed and guilty. Scared that no one knew what I had and overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of my body’s breakdown. Guilty that I wasn’t able to do everything myself, that I couldn’t be the active mom on the floor rolling around laughing with her kids.HuffPost Health & Fitness
I made national news in 1992 when I got measles. Here's why my story matters now.
Let’s not return to the dangerous time before the advent of the measles vaccine when hundreds of children died each year and millions more children were infected. Parents have the power to stop this now, for the sake of their children and every child across the country.HuffPost Health & Fitness