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How to Deal With Election Stress

There’s a lot going on in the world right now, so it’s no wonder the tension feels crippling.

By Sarah Ellis

Stories That Inspire Us

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She Became a Top Ballerina...and Had No Idea She Had AS

People with ankylosing spondylitis don't usually become professional dancers. Alicia Graf Mack did that and more.

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One Woman's Secret to Living Fully—and Freely—With RA

HealthCentral's patient advocate Lene Andersen shares what it means to live a #NoLimits life with rheumatoid arthritis.

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How One Woman Found Freedom From RA

When rheumatoid arthritis threatened to lock up her life. Teresa D'Angelo found an escape. Get ready for some #HappyTears!

New and Noteworthy

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Your Month-by-Month Guide to Hives Triggers

Mark them on your calendar now for an itch-free year.

By Beth Shapouri
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10 Ways to Relieve Stiff Hands

Joint pain from RA can be intense, but there are plenty of things you can do to make it less bothersome.

By Sarah Ellis
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Let's Talk About Multiple Sclerosis Signs and Symptoms

MS symptoms can range from the totally obvious to the easily dismissed. We help you figure out what to look for.

By Patrick Sullivan
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Let's Talk About Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

If you have MS, today's treatments can halt the progression of the disease—and even prevent flares from happening. Here's what you need to know.

By Patrick Sullivan
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Have You Noticed? Autoimmune Diseases Are on the Rise

No, you’re not imagining it. Studies have found an uptick in chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

By Lara DeSanto
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Let's Talk About Diabetic Macular Edema Treatment

You've got options for treating your DME. This info will help you make those decisions with confidence.

By Patty Onderko

Featured Health Advocates

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 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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Taking Charge of Psoriasis

Learn how to manage flares whether at home or away; the right way to advocate for yourself at the doctor's office; and what your dermatologist wishes you knew.

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Growing Up MS

School, sports, eye-rolls…it's all part of being a kid, including one with pediatric multiple sclerosis. Our guide has everything parents need to help their children with MS thrive.

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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.