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9 Ways to Get Instant Relief From Chronic Hives

From cold compresses to ditching your bra (those tight straps are ruthless on chronic hives!), here are the quickest ways to get temporary relief and set yourself up for long-term success.

Stories That Inspire Us

Jodi EdwardsJodi's Story

Living With Multiple Sclerosis

"I am without a doubt healthier, stronger—both mentally and physically—and probably a better person since I was diagnosed with MS."

Ben TiberioBen's Story

Playing His Way Through Psoriasis

"I feel that the psoriasis gives me a story to tell, you know, in the form of expressing myself through my instrument."

Linzy RossLinzy's Story

Opening the (Bathroom) Door on Crohn's Disease

"I realized that I had a platform where I could actually share the positive side of Crohn's."

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Self Care

The Hair Dye and Breast Cancer Study That Every Woman is Talking About

Before you pick up the phone to cancel (or schedule) your upcoming hair appointment, read this.

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Chronic Life

10 Ways to Show Support for Someone With UC

Have a loved one with ulcerative colitis? Mandy, who has UC, shares what acts of kindness can really make a difference.

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Lifestyle

How to Set Healthy Boundaries With IBD

Living with UC means putting your health first. Here's how to set healthy boundaries with friends, family, and co-workers to keep your IBD under control.

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Technology

Top 9 Apps to Help You Manage Ulcerative Colitis

Living with UC? There’s an app for that. These mobile apps can help you track your symptoms, sleep, food, and more.

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Diagnosis

The Dangers of HS Misdiagnosis

Doctors and patients easily miss hidradenitis suppurativa, but the sooner this painful skin condition’s diagnosed, the sooner you can relieve your suffering.

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Lifestyle

How to Sleep Better With Ulcerative Colitis

Sleep disturbances are common for people with UC. But these strategies can help you get the rest you need.

Featured Health Advocates

Lene Andersen, MSW
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Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

Mike Veny
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Mike Veny is one of world’s leading mental health speakers and a high-energy corporate drumming event facilitator.

Mary Shomon
Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

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Managing Psoriatic Arthritis

What's your personal pain scale? Learn how to prevent flares; collaborate with your care team for effective therapies; and adapt your favorite activities to PsA.

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Welcome to Team Psoriasis!

A strong doctor-patient bond can make the difference in getting clear skin with psoriasis. Here's how to make — and keep — the relationship humming.

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Demystifying Heart Failure

Despite its scary-sounding name, this diagnosis does not mean life as you know it is over. Instead, heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping as well as it should be—and for many people, the symptoms can be well-managed. Keep reading for an honest break down on what this very common condition means for your life—and what you can do, as others have, to stay strong and live long.