When 'Thriver's Guilt' Sets in After Chronic Illness
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When 'Thriver's Guilt' Sets in After Chronic Illness

What do you do when you’re finally healthy but your friends are still sick? Where do you fit in the community? Jackie shares how going into remission with ulcerative colitis changed her relationships.

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Bridging the Gap: Living Well With RA

"Once you've lived with pain, you're so much more appreciative for the good days."

Ben's Story

Big Picture: Psoriasis

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By Eileen Bailey

Use Food to Heal You, Not Harm You

When you’re going through treatment for leukemia, your immune system may be weakened, exposing you to a higher risk of infection — which could even come from your food. Take these measures so your food heals you, not harms you.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Quiz: Am I Eating This Right?

When you're recovering from leukemia treatments and your immune system is low, are you taking all of the precautions necessary to ensure you're not putting yourself at risk for infection, like salmonella?

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Diagnosing and Treating CIU

Some chronic hives patients go through years of hopping from one doctor to another, searching for the cause of their recurring welts, itching, and/or swelling.

By James Thompson, M.D.

Cut Carbs, Burn More Calories?

A study led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital suggests low-carb diets increase the number of calories burned and improve weight loss over time.

By Diane Domina

Aura With Your Migraines? Your Risk of Atrial Fibrillation May Be Higher

A study published in Neurology suggests migraine with aura is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, which raises stroke risk.

By Diane Domina

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