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Let’s Talk About Fibromyalgia

We’ve got the doctor-approved details on fibromyalgia causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with this chronic condition easier.

By Erin L. Boyle

Stories That Inspire Us

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She Became a Top Ballerina...and Had No Idea She Had AS

People with ankylosing spondylitis don't usually become professional dancers. Alicia Graf Mack did that and more.

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One Woman's Secret to Living Fully—and Freely—With RA

HealthCentral's patient advocate Lene Andersen shares what it means to live a #NoLimits life with rheumatoid arthritis.

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How One Woman Found Freedom From RA

When rheumatoid arthritis threatened to lock up her life. Teresa D'Angelo found an escape. Get ready for some #HappyTears!

New and Noteworthy

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Everyone's at Risk for Lung Cancer (Even Non-smokers)

Is this a scary thought? Yep. But we'll help you put your personal lung cancer risk in perspective.

By Barbara O'Dair
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Let’s Talk About the Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Pain—everywhere—is the calling card of this chronic disease. Here’s what else to keep an eye out for.

By Erin L. Boyle

Let's Talk About Fibromyalgia Treatment

It can take some trial and error to find relief from this chronic pain condition, but there are multiple strategies that can help you take control of your life again.

By Erin L. Boyle
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Let's Talk About ADHD in Adults

Most adults with ADHD have had it since childhood but were never diagnosed. Think that could be you? We're here to help.

By Gail O’Connor
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5 Common Psoriasis Triggers—and How to Tame Them

Scaly patches? No bueño. By understanding and avoiding what irks your skin, you can help keep it smooth.

By Tracy Middleton
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How to Treat Melanoma Stage by Stage

From mole removal to drug therapy, there are many ways to tackle melanoma. Here’s how to ID the best approach for you.

By Amy Marturana Winderl

Featured Health Advocates

Lene Andersen, MSW
Patient Advocate

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

Mike Veny
Mike Veny
Patient Advocate

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

Mary Shomon
Patient Advocate

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

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Taking Charge of Psoriasis

Learn how to manage flares whether at home or away; the right way to advocate for yourself at the doctor's office; and what your dermatologist wishes you knew.

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Growing Up MS

School, sports, eye-rolls…it's all part of being a kid, including one with pediatric multiple sclerosis. Our guide has everything parents need to help their children with MS thrive.

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Young & Chronic: MS Edition

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