Avoid Burnout and Depression by Recharging This Summer
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Avoid Burnout and Depression by Recharging This Summer

Unplug. Take breaks. Stay in the moment. These and other tips by Isaiah Pickens, Ph.D. will help you to recharge your mental health and productivity this summer.

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Dionna's Story

Bridging the Gap: Metastatic Breast Cancer

"Dr. Hahn's beside manner is what helps me stay as positive as I am."

Sydney's Story

Journey: Managing Diabetes

"Through this diagnosis, time and time again, my husband continues to teach me how to save my own life"

Chuck's Story

Living With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

"There's so many people who have helped me along my journey, and I want to be able to give back to other people."

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Dear Society: A Letter From a UC Patient

What with all the stigma surrounding ulcerative colitis and other digestive health conditions, this woman has one simple plea for modern society.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Tips to Help You Sleep Well With Incontinence

Can’t sleep through the night without waking up multiple times to use the bathroom? Here are steps you can take to help.

By Martin Reed

Race and Depression: How I Became the Strong, Black Man I Am Today

Get inspired by this story about a brave man who persevered through the double discriminations and stigma of race and mental illness to become even stronger.

By Mike Veny

U.S. Liver Cancer Death Rate Skyrockets

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that liver cancer deaths climbed an astonishing 43 percent from 2000 to 2016 in the United States, while overall cancer deaths declined during this same period.

By Diane Domina

Not Drinking Enough Water? You May Not Be Thinking Straight

Working outside without fluids (especially in the hot summer sun) for just two hours is enough to cause dehydration sufficient to impede concentration, according to a study from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta.

By Diane Domina

Effects of Low-Carb Diets in Men and Women

Low-carb diets can affect men and women differently, say researchers and one key difference may help women with prediabetes reduce their heart disease risk by cutting carbs.

By Diane Domina

Meet Our Contributors

Brian Greenberg

Patient Expert

Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

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

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Brian Greenberg

Patient Expert

Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.

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Managing Obesity

A doctor-patient relationship built on mutual respect and trust is crucial for men and women living with obesity. Learn how to advocate for yourself to find the right care team.

Managing Metastatic Melanoma

Fear is a natural response to a metastatic melanoma diagnosis. Our experts share how to avoid overwhelm and advocate for the best care possible — whether you're a patient or caregiver.