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Not 'just woman issues': Living with PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, commonly referred to as PCOS, is estimated to affect five to six million women in the United States. When acne popped up, and facial hair started randomly appearing on her chin, 23-year-old Dearborn resident Zeinab Khattab had no idea what was going on but knew something was off. "I think one of the main issues is that a lot of these symptoms are often chalked up to just being regular 'woman issues,'" Khattab said. 'Rather than it being a serious medical concern."

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MSU experts say self-care can help survivors during recovery, healing process

Self-care is often considered an underrated tool when it comes to mental wellbeing. It has been clinically proven to reduce anxiety, stress and depression while also strenghtening relationships. According to MSU Center for Survivors associate director Erin Roberts, self-care can be a helpful strategy for sexual assault and relationship violence survivors during their recovery process.