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Cassie Shortsleeve

Cassie Shortsleeve is a Boston-based journalist and integrative health coach. She is a regular contributor to national print and digital publications including Parents, What to Expect, Shape, and Women's Health and her work has been published in papers including The Washington Post and The LA Times. She's also the founder of Dear Sunday, a digital platform for motherhood. She is a mom to two daughters, Sunday and Fiona.
Figuring out how much protein to consume per day can be confusing. Here, experts explain how much of this important micronutrient you need and how to get it daily. 
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You shouldn't be fueling the same way for every exercise. Here, sports nutritionists reveal what you should eat for pre- and post-workout breakfasts.
Because, let's be honest, they deserve it.
Stroke is most common after 60. But research suggests it's on the rise in a younger population, and lifestyle factors could largely be to blame.
Babies benefit from it. So, can you? Find out whether grown adults should really be consuming breast milk, according to experts.
Nine ways you change down there once you deliver a baby — plus, what's normal, what's not, and how to feel better postpartum.
Those seemingly upbeat terms can actually be damaging to people's mental health. Here's what to say instead, and how to ease the pressure of  "doing it all."
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Yet another question for moms to ponder. Here's some help to make the decision a little clearer.
There's no one-size-fits-all answer to how frequently you should get a skin cancer screening by your derm.
Those seemingly upbeat terms can actually be damaging to people's mental health. Here's what to say instead, and how to ease the pressure of  "doing it all."
Yet another question for moms to ponder. Here's some help to make the decision a little clearer.
There's no one-size-fits-all answer to how frequently you should get a skin cancer screening by your derm.
The drastic surgical procedure is one of the most common among women in the U.S., but some doctors say it's being overperformed.
Only 2 percent of active physicians are Black women, and that comes with some very real consequences. Here, dig into the great benefit of Black providers, and how you can help drive change.
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Think of them as your pregnancy and postpartum cheerleaders.
What experts have to say about this common (albeit shocking) post-baby surprise and how to help maintain a ~luscious~ mane nonetheless.
Black maternal health providers share the advice they give their own patients that any Black expectant or new mom can learn from.
From the pros (super-convenient appointments) to the cons (not being able to hear your baby's heartbeat), real women share what receiving virtual prenatal and postpartum care has been like for them.
The process of weaning involves hormonal, psychological, social, and physical changes.
The seven-time U.S. outdoor track champion is using her platform to start a nonprofit that aims to give moms the fighting chance they deserve to work and mother. Here's how you can help do the same.
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The therapist and founder of Harlem Run opens up about her struggles with pregnancy and new motherhood—and what needs to change to help moms feel better now.
Guidelines surrounding postpartum exercise are vague, but there are certain elements of exercise every new mom should work into her routine.
You might think that every fitness influencer is out for blood when it comes to competing for likes or follows, but not these two. They know that real success happens when you join forces and learn from each other.
Here's how I'm sane with a little one at home. Plus, what science has to say about dealing with stress—period.
You—yes, you—can work up to a yoga handstand in just a few weeks.
Confused by spin resistance, RPMs, or how *exactly* to set up your bike? Allow the experts to explain how to ace your next 45 minutes on the bike.
More gyms and exercise studios are now offering restorative, healing services for a well-rounded wellness experience.