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Often misunderstood and under-diagnosed, Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness that leaves those affected struggling to control emotions and maintain healthy relationships. Amy Allison shares the story of the life she achieved as a high-functioning professional while her personal life was in turmoil.

Getting a breast cancer diagnosis is scary at any age, but unique issues surround this disease when it is diagnosed early in life. Learn about the emotional, physical, social, and medical issues surrounding breast cancer in young women. Meet Geralyn Lucas, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 20s. Hear how her unexpected diagnosis changed her whole perspective on life.

Treatment for breast cancer can be both physically and emotionally overwhelming. While having reconstructive surgery is a personal choice, knowing the options can help patients better prepare for the future.

Can you really die of a broken heart? Research says that indeed you can die from Broken Heart Syndrome, also known as Takotsubo and Stress Cardiomyopathy. But with quick medical intervention, the condition can be completely reversed. Maryann Murray shares her story of how stress suddenly turned her into a cardiac patient.

Patient Story: An estimated 4 million babies are born in the United States each year, and many moms have specific hopes for how their labor should go. Our patient Anna Sproul-Latimer shares the story of her high-risk pregnancy and the choices she made for the birth of her son. Myth or Medicine: Is preeclampsia cured at delivery? Second Opinion 5: Five things to know when considering your delivery options.

What if your second heart attack never had to happen? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, yet many people who have had heart attacks never start or continue their cardiac rehabilitation. Olympic Gold Medalist Kris Thorsness went to bed feeling like the healthiest 47-year-old person alive, and was wakened in the night by pain in her upper back. The hours that followed were shocking and life changing. Physical and mental rehabilitation for people who have suffered cardiac events are essential to a long and healthy life for every cardiac patient.

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