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What to Eat to Beat Ulcerative Colitis

Research suggests the removal of certain foods from your daily diet and the the addition of beneficial ones, can play a big role in helping combat UC symptoms.

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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."

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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."

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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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Kids’ Top Questions About Psoriatic Arthritis

Dealing with this disease is tough. Answering your child’s questions about it can be even tougher. Here’s what to tell them.

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Treatment

The Day I Found Out I Needed Chemo

You hear cancer, you probably assume chemo. But as HealthCentral’s Sabrina Skiles found out, treatment IRL looks different than the movies.

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Travel

The 10 Best Places to Travel in the U.S. if You Have MS

Don't let your condition stop you! From waterparks to wilderness paddling, from historic mansions to sweet beaches, tour these getaways that are great for travelers with multiple sclerosis.

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Let's Talk About Your Top Psoriasis Questions

What's a plaque? Is psoriasis contagious? And why is the "p" silent? So many Qs! Here, all the As.

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Let's Talk About Bipolar Disorder Medication

Learning that you have bipolar might feel frightening, but a diagnosis means you can now find some relief for your symptoms. The fact you're on this page means you're on your way to living better.

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Complications

Will Your Psoriasis Turn Into Psoriatic Arthritis?

Skin lesions and joint pain may sound like odd bedfellows, but the conditions are connected. We asked the experts to explain.

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Living Well with Chronic Hives

Personal stories and the latest knowledge from experts about life with chronic idiopathic urticaria, including symptoms, treatment options, and how to thrive in daily life.

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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Can you guess which world record this mom with RA broke? Find even more stories of men and women staying active with rheumatoid arthritis, from the dance studio to the shores of the Great Lakes.

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Taking Charge with Metastatic Breast Cancer

What should your next steps be now that your cancer has spread? Learn how to get your needs met by your family, friends, and community; how to communicate with your care team; and what the future holds.