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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."

New and Noteworthy

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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.

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Nutrition

Nutrition and Exercise for Children with JRA

Diet and exercise are especially important for children with JRA and other chronic illnesses, which can affect weight, appetite, and overall health.

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Symptoms

Could You Have Ulcerative Colitis?

This type of inflammatory bowel disease comes with some gnarly side effects (hello, crushing cramps and bloody diarrhea). But once you become familiar with the most common symptoms and treatment options, relief will follow.

Featured Health Advocates

Lene Andersen, MSW
Patient Expert

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

Mike Veny
Patient Expert

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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Living Better Every Day With Low Vision

Wet AMD, an advanced form of macular degeneration, may damage your eyesight, but it doesn’t have to steal your independence. Our exclusive guide has the tools, strategies, and latest treatments that can help you live your best life.

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Managing Psoriasis

How do you find love with psoriasis? How do you handle awkward questions or assumption? It all comes down to self confidence, our patient experts say. Here's how to boost yours.

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Living With Ulcerative Colitis

Discover the most healing foods for your UC, as well as how to look and feel your best, build a strong relationship with your care team, and how to manage work, travel, and more.