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Helen Massy

Helen has an extensive background as a health care professional and senior leader in the UK National Health Service, along with being a mother to three young children and a well-traveled military spouse. Over a decade of clinical experience as a respiratory specialist underpins her passion for opening discussion around taboo topics and decoding complex medical information. This eclectic mix of attributes brings a unique blend of clinical insight and life experience to her health writing.

Substance Abuse and Addiction

Let's Have an Intervention: Part I

If you want to try to help a loved one suffering from addiction, you need to know the basics.

By Helen Massy

Prostate Cancer

Researchers Find RNA Molecule That Suppresses Prostate Cancer

Doctors may soon have a new weapon against treatment-resistant forms of the disease.

By Helen Massy

Understanding Your Prostate

New Assessments Can Bolster the Prostate-Specific Antigen Test

Cancer screening guidelines have changed significantly. Detection methods have followed suit.

By Helen Massy

Understanding Your Mental Health

What to Know About Sex as a Highly Sensitive Person

If you're an HSP, it can change how you experience external stimuli, especially in the bedroom.

By Helen Massy

Understanding Reproductive Health

The Growing Crisis of Black Maternal Health

As pregnancy-related mortality rates among women of color rise, access to better care is vital.

By Helen Massy

Understanding Your Physical Health

Nobody Wants Mono, but Can You Avoid It?

Mononucleosis is a tale of infection heard 3 million times in the U.S. every year.

By Helen Massy

Menopause

No One Ever Runs Out of Viagra, so Why Are We Running Out of HRT?

A shortage of hormone replacement therapy is affecting menopausal women in the United Kingdom.

By Helen Massy

Ovarian Cancer

Cervical Cells Can Be Used to Predict Ovarian Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Determining risk for this deadly disease is difficult, but cutting-edge research shows promise.

By Helen Massy