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Woman’s chest pain diagnosed as ‘spiraling esophagus’: What’s that?

Swiss woman lives with a ‘spiraling’ esophagus Medical Mysteries and Marvels: A Swiss woman is diagnosed with a ‘spiraling’ esophagus, a condition where the esophagus literally squeezes itself into a shape that resembles a spiraling staircase. The rare phenomenon caused the woman to experience dramatic weight loss and painful spasms after she ate food. An… Read More »

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »