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11 Products Created by Breast Cancer Survivors (for Everyone)

These beauty and style picks were designed with breast-cancer patients in mind but they work for everyone, too!

By Beth Shapouri

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!

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Hangxiety: The Truth About Anxiety and Alcohol

Curious why you wake up all panicky after a night of drinking? Our columnist breaks down exactly what’s happening.

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Migraine Explained

Learning to manage your condition means you can keep doing what you love with the people who matter most to you.

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Pet Ways to Ease Migraine Stress

A nurse practitioner makes her way through the migraine remedy maze—with help from some furry friends.

By Avery Hurt
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Migraine Pain Relief Starts Here

Talk with your doctor about the many treatment options available for managing chronic migraine.

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Ask the Migraine Experts

Brian Grosberg, M.D., is director of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center and a professor of neurology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Kiran Rajneesh, M.D., is director of the neurological pain division at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.

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Migraine Symptoms: Tell It Like It Is

Being prepared to share specific details about your migraine with your doctor can make a difference in the type of care you receive.

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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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Getting a Handle on Hidradenitis Suppurativa

HS is not an easy condition to live with: It's painful. It's often embarrassing. And it can even be disfiguring. Even worse, most people have no idea what it even is. We'll answer all of your questions so you can be sure to get the treatment, advice, and support you need.

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Managing Diabetes at Mealtime: Top Insulin Tips

Trusted tips to better manage your blood sugar at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and whenever you crave a snack. Learn how best to handle your insulin in hot weather and what temperature your fridge should be to make your insulin retain its potency.

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Living With Crohn's Disease

Whether it's dancing, biking, traveling, or hiking: yes, you can do that with Crohn's. Learn which foods will help rather than harm; how to advocate for yourself at the doctor's office; and how to navigate stigma.