Fashionista Cassia Gold almost gave everything up. Then she decided it was time to get help. In this video, she shares how she coped with her bipolar diagnosis.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: Breaking the Cycle

After growing up with an alcoholic father, Carey Sipp worked hard to ensure her children would have different lives. This is her story...

Caring for Your Baby: The Challenges of Parenting and Safety

As your baby grows, you'll begin to face new concerns and challenges. New parent Kristen Silton explains how she rolls with the punches.

Arthritis and Rheumatology

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Caregiver's Story

Through caring for his wife, who has rheumatoid arthritis, Malcolm has learned that although life isn't fair, love makes everything less of a burden.

Sjogren's Syndrome: Despite the Pain, Hope

Gary Marshall never knows when a Sjögren's flare-up will hit and leave him in debilitating pain. This is his story...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Not Life-Ending, but Life-Changing

Though her rheumatoid arthritis has made most things she used to enjoy a challenge, Penny Smith says the key is to never give up. This is her story…

Bones, Muscles, and Joints

Hip Replacement Surgery: A Husband's Perspective

When Jason learned his 36-year-old wife would need a hip replacement, he asked the doctors all the right questions and stayed by her side through recovery. Will you be prepared if a loved one needs a similar operation?

Ankle Surgery: I Don't Have Time for the Pain

When a drunk driver collided with Bunny and her boyfriend on his motorcycle, she endured the brunt of the hit. For years Bunny suffered with foot and ankle pain. Finally, she did something about it.

Anterior Hip Replacements: Simpler Than You Think

Emily couldn't fathom that she'd blown her hip out at 35. In fact, she learned she was on the "fast track" to hip replacement surgery. This is her story...

Brain, Spine, and Nervous System

Stroke: You're Not Invincible

Bill Allen thought he was healthy -- until he had a stroke at age 41. After recovering, he learned it could have been prevented. This is his story...

Adults with Special Needs: Donny's Story

Although Donny is middle-aged, he has the mental and emotional development of a 6-year-old. Donny's sister, Bernadette, shows how caring for Donny is a family matter.

Children with Special Needs: Madison's Story

As a mother, how do you provide for a child with special needs? Regina Stone shares how she learned to support her daughter, Madison, as she progresses at her own pace. This is their story...

Breast Cancer: I Was 23

Even her doctors couldn't believe Elizabeth Stroud had developed breast cancer at age 23. Find out how she fought -- and won -- her battle against breast cancer.

Breast Cancer: Life Goes On

Jennifer Ramras struggled to tell her daughters about her hereditary breast cancer diagnosis. This is her survivor story.

Head and Neck Cancer: To the Gates of Hell and Back

Diagnosed with non-smokers HPV cancer, Mike McQuaide shares his unexpected and harrowing story. The takeaway? He's a changed man, more grateful than ever.

Head Lice: It Just Takes Time

When Jeff's daughter discovered she had head lice, his first thought was to completely fumigate the house. He later learned such extreme measures aren't necessary. Treating lice just takes some patience.

Lice: Get It Out of Your Head

Ginger thought she'd gotten rid of her head lice for good—until it came back. Twice. At one point she even considered chopping all her hair off. Do you know the most effective way to treat lice?

Basal Cell Carcinoma: Know Your Skin

Fair-skinned Pamela grew up near the beach, so she wasn’t too surprised when she received her first skin cancer diagnosis. This is her story...

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Type 1 Diabetes: Managing Through Exercise

John Sommers has lived with type 1 diabetes since he was a child, and he knows what his body needs to thrive. An avid cyclist, he finds exercise to be an important factor in managing his disease. This is his story...

Type 1 Diabetes: Let Your Child Own His or Her Disease

One of most difficult parenting challenges can be letting your children take care of themselves. For parents of children with diabetes, this challenge becomes even harder. Sonya Sengson explains her strategy.

Type 1 Diabetes: A Caregiver's Perspective

Any idea what insulin shock looks like? After years of marriage to a woman with type 1 diabetes, Sal Cardello shares how unpredictable the reaction to low blood sugar can be.

Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Boost Your Immune System: The Importance of Vitamin D

Marigel Constantiner couldn't sleep, was always sick, and struggled to get through each day. Could a vitamin deficiency be behind her depression? Here is her story...

Colon Cancer: Doing Cancer the Right Way

How would you respond to a doctor telling you that you have cancer? Lex Gilbert shares her reaction to a colon cancer diagnosis and how she got through all of the treatment.

Colon Cancer: Taking Control

For Karen Regan, a form of colon cancer was confused with appendicitis. She immediately jumped into research mode and learned how to stay in control even throughout her chemotherapy.

Colon Cancer: Don't Ignore Your Symptoms

After Alyson's mom died of colon cancer, it was a race against the clock for her and her siblings to get screened. But she was only in her 30s. Did she need to be concerned?

Gynecology and Obstetrics

Breast Cancer: I Was 23

Even her doctors couldn't believe Elizabeth Stroud had developed breast cancer at age 23. Find out how she fought -- and won -- her battle against breast cancer.

Breast Cancer: Life Goes On

Jennifer Ramras struggled to tell her daughters about her hereditary breast cancer diagnosis. This is her survivor story.

I Am a Breast Cancer Survivor

When Cheryl Lynch was diagnosed with breast cancer her first thought was, "What will happen to my breasts?" This is her story...

Aneurysms: A Secret Ticking Time Bomb

Bill Cardwell's life was turned upside down when doctors found three aneurysms in his body. Luckily, technology was on his side: he turned to a new surgical technique called Fenestrated and Branched Aortic Endograft Repair.

Congenital Heart Disease: Life Goes On

Despite his mother's worry, teen Jarrett Summerall doesn't let his congenital heart disease hold him back.

Coronary Bypass Surgery: My Heart Attack Was Just the Beginning

Bill Cardwell was caught off-guard by a heart attack. After surviving, he had no idea what else was in store.

Infectious Diseases

Shingles: Don't Wait; Get Help

When Carey Sipp first started experiencing shingles symptoms, she called her doctor almost immediately. That early action helped stop the disease in its tracks. Carey urges you to seek help for your symptoms right away.

Kidneys

Pediatric Kidney Transplant: A Donor's Perspective

Tina Jennings wasn't seeking out ways to leave her mark—the opportunity hit her unawares. Watch how she saved a young boy's life by donating her kidney.

Obesity and Weight Management

Unplug from Technology (WTH)

Can't unplug from technology? We've got some tips that can change your life.

Gastric Bypass: Thinking Small

Malia was morbidly obese for most of her life. Tipping the scales at 350 pounds, something had to give. Would the Roux-En-Y gastric bypass surgery be the answer? This is her story...

Pediatric Chronic Illness: Keeping a Relationship Strong

Parents never want a child's illness to strain their marriage, but it happens. Joe and Lori Dickman share their story of how they learned from their mistakes and kept their marriage strong.

Plastic Surgery

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Not Life-Ending, but Life-Changing

Though her rheumatoid arthritis has made most things she used to enjoy a challenge, Penny Smith says the key is to never give up. This is her story…

Urology and Prostate

Prostate Cancer: It's Time to Talk

Prostate cancer is a man's disease, and men tend to keep serious medical conditions private. First diagnosed in 1987, Kenneth Stevens is determined to turn the tides. Here, he shares his story and advice.

A New Approach to My Prostate Cancer

Barry didn't like the sound of the side effects associated with traditional prostate cancer treatment options. So he opted to take a new approach with minimal side effects and down time. This is his story…

Elevated PSA: Do I Have Cause to Worry?

Any time the word "cancer" is mentioned by your doctor, there is cause for concern. When Jim's PSA test showed an elevated count, prostate cancer was on his mind. Would the biopsy relieve or confirm his worries? Here is his story...