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The Day I Found Out I Had Breast Cancer

Two small kids, a big family move, and, oh by the way, you have breast cancer. HealthCentral's Sabrina Skiles gets real about the diagnosis she never saw coming.

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Living With Multiple Sclerosis

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8 Ways to Sleep Better With Ulcerative Colitis

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9 Reasons Why a Diagnosis Can Take So Long

Early diagnosis is critical for psoriatic arthritis. Unfortunately, diagnosing psoriatic arthritis can take a long time and may lead to feelings of frustration.

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Managing Flares

Can You Meditate Itchy Skin Away?

Take a deep breath and count to 10. Your skin will thank you.

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Let’s Talk About Juvenile Diabetes

Diabetes can strike at any age, but when it happens to children, it has its own set problems—and solutions. Discover the unique ways this disease affects kids.

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Let's Talk About Type 2 Diabetes

You’ve got questions! We’ve got answers! We went straight to the experts to get the latest info on one of the most common diseases in the U.S. Here’s what you should know.

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Living With Crohn's Disease

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It's Different Today: Your Updated Guide to PsA

We've got everything you need to know about preventing flares, maximizing your treatment, and living your best life with psoriatic arthritis.

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Young & Chronic: MS Edition

Introducing HealthCentral's first dedicated guide to living with multiple sclerosis in your 20s and 30s.