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Shannon Jordan

Shannon Jordan is a freelance writer and editor, with particular interests in physical and emotional wellness and social justice. She has four children through birth and adoption, along with a pup, three cats, and a lapful of foster kittens.

She has a biology degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a midwifery license from New Mexico. In alternate universes, she is an infectious disease specialist, photographer for Nat Geo, midwife, marine biologist, herbalist and whatever allows her to pet a tiger. But in this universe, she is happy to be a writer.

Women's Grooming and Hygiene

'Green' Hygiene Helps You Look Good While Caring for the Planet

The grooming products you use are probably damaging the environment—there are better options.

By Shannon Jordan

Improve Brain Health With Memory Enhancement Strategies

Lifestyle changes and healthy habits in midlife can decrease your risk of developing dementia.

By Shannon Jordan

Exercise, Diet and Nutrition

Preventing Heart Disease Is Simple, but Not Always Easy

Pick a heart-healthy habit to incorporate into your lifestyle today. Future you will thank you.

By Shannon Jordan

The Importance of Sunscreen by Complexion Type

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and the U.K. Know your own risk factors.

By Shannon Jordan

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

Your Morning Sickness Could Be Something More Serious

Some pregnant women develop a rare but dangerous condition called hyperemesis gravidarum.

By Shannon Jordan

Pregnancy and Postpartum Life

6 Things Your Baby Will Need and You'll Want—Plus What to Avoid

Two experts share which baby items are useful and which are a waste of money, or worse.

By Shannon Jordan

How You Can Save a Life Today

Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds, but only three percent of us donate annually.

By Shannon Jordan

Understanding Your Vagina

The Annual Exam You Didn't Know You Needed

Some experts recommend yearly pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) for preventive care.

By Shannon Jordan