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Cassie Shortsleeve

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Boston, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Cassie:

What to Expect from Your Vagina After Birth

Whether you deliver vaginally or via C-section, you'll likely experience many changes in and around your vagina after giving birth. Here's exactly what to expect from your vagina after birth, from potential tears to dryness, according to experts. → Read More

How to Get a Refund if You're Too Sick to Fly

Canceling a trip because of an illness is rarely an easy call, but these steps should help towards getting a refund. → Read More

6 Revealing Health Tests You Can Do From Home

These free, at-home tests can tell you a lot about how healthy you are, and reveal a lot about your heart, penis, longevity and emotional health. Take them now. → Read More

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Switching Your Birth Control

A few things to keep in mind before you change up your BC. → Read More

The 25 Best Ways to Protect Your Heart Now

When it comes to protecting your heart, here's what you should be eating now, how you should be exercising (HIIT!) and what to do to relax more (it matters!). → Read More

How the Term "Superwomxn" Can Hurt People's Mental Health

Calling someone a "superwoman"/"superwomxn" or "supermom" can actually do more harm than good. Here's why and what to say instead. Plus, expert-backed ways to ease the pressure of "doing it all." → Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine and Travel: Experts on How We'll Travel in a Post-Vaccine World

Experts on what the industry could look like after the COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available. → Read More

Cruise Ship Doctors Will Have a Tougher Job Than Ever Once Sailings Resume

Six ways the job will become more complicated for on-board medical providers. → Read More

5 Experts on How to Make Your First Time a *Super* Comfortable and Safe Experience

10 pro tips for a ~hot~ first time. → Read More

Trouble Urinating Is A Hallmark Symptom Of This Common Condition

Can’t pee? Pee all the time? Up all night having to go? Read on. → Read More

5 Tips for How to Find the Best Dog Food for Your Pup

Consider this your go-to guide to canine nutrition. → Read More

How to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Active Through Their Whole Life

Check out expert-backed tips on how to keep your furry best friend healthy and active with high-quality food, exercise, and veterinary care. → Read More

The 7 Best Exercises to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor (That Aren't Kegels)

The best pelvic floor exercises help with bowel and sexual function, not just childbirth. Learn how to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles beyond kegels. → Read More

Quiz: Have You Fallen For These Birth Control Myths?

It’s time to *finally* separate fact from fiction. → Read More

The Truth About Immunity 'Boosting' Vitamin C Supplements

Vitamin C is an important nutrient for your skin, bones, and muscles. But is a supplement worth taking? We asked the experts for their thoughts. → Read More

How to Make Sure You’re Getting Your Insulin in the Most Affordable Way Possible

Insulin can be expensive, but you should never have to ration or go without it. Here are 5 cost-saving tips to help. → Read More

Should You Hire a Lactation Consultant?

Curious about how a lactation consultant might help you with breastfeeding? Here's everything you need to know about lactation consultants, how to find one near you, how much it costs, lactation consultant training, and more. → Read More

6 Tips to Help You Manage COPD

While there’s no cure for the disease, there are steps that can make it easier to live with. → Read More

6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a COPD Diagnosis

What to ask about you diagnosis and care plan, according to top pulmonologists. When you educate yourself as a patient, you can get the best possible care. → Read More

Here's How Much Vitamin B12 You Actually Need to Eat

Vitamin B12 is a power nutrient. Here's how to know if you're getting enough, how to know if you're deficient, and the best foods to eat every day for health. → Read More