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Get the Facts on the New At-home Test for COVID

The kit promises 94% accurate results in under 30 minutes. And it will be available by Rx nationwide by early spring.

By Sarah Ellis

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Warning: Rough Waters Ahead

When Traci Martin decided to row 8,600 miles solo, her rheumatoid arthritis was the least of her worries.

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Born to Dance

A lifelong struggle with psoriasis couldn't keep Melissa Leeolou from pursuing her love of ballet.

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When You Have MS, It's All About the Big Picture

These six men and women with multiple sclerosis share how they found perspective, inspiration, and renewed purpose.

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How To Recognize and Respond To Dementia-Related Psychosis

It can be overwhelming and even scary when your loved one’s brain starts playing tricks. Here’s how to help.

By Sarah Ellis
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Too Hot to Sleep? Your AC May Be Making Things Worse

We all know how difficult it can be to fall asleep when it's too warm. But could seeking relief with an air conditioner cause more harm than good?

By Martin Reed
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How Healthy Is Your Body Weight? 6 Easy Ways to Tell

The Quarantine 15 may be getting a little too real. These at-home measuring techniques will help you size yourself up.

By Megan McMorris
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How to Ease Kids’ JIA Aches and Pains

These soothing stretches can help children stay one step ahead of this challenging condition.

By Megan McMorris
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How to Survive a First Date With Ulcerative Colitis

Dealing with UC can put a damper on life's big moments—but this prep plan will keep you focused on the romance.

By Lara DeSanto
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Best Desserts for Ulcerative Colitis

Find your sweet spot with these nutritionist-approved, gut-friendly, after-dinner treats!

By Megan McMorris

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

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

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

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Welcome to Team Psoriasis!

A strong doctor-patient bond can make the difference in getting clear skin with psoriasis. Here's how to make — and keep — the relationship humming.

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Your Essential Guide to Shingles Prevention and Treatment

If you had chicken pox as a kid, you're at risk for this painful rash as an adult. Your shingles protection plan is here.

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Smart Strategies for Tackling RA

When your body's in pain, how do you move forward? Find expert advice and use the collective wisdom of fellow RA patients and caregivers to live with greater ease at home, work, and beyond.