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9 Sneaky Ways to Move More All Day Long

Desk life is not the best life. If quarantine is getting the best of your bod (and your health), it’s time to get up and move.

By Sarah Ellis

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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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Soothing Shower Tips for RA Pain

Simple fixes can make getting clean a lot more comfortable when you have rheumatoid arthritis.

By Lexi Krupp
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What the Immune System Gets So Very Wrong in NMOSD

We explain the rogue immune process that brings on the rare autoimmune disease neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.

By Lara DeSanto
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Your First Week, Month, Year, and Beyond With NMOSD

Getting diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder can be scary. Knowing what’s ahead can dispel some of that fear.

By Sarah Ludwig Rausch
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8 Important Ways NMOSD Is Different From MS

Sure, on paper NMOSD sounds super similar to MS. But, in the body, the two conditions look and feel very different.

By Jeanine Barone
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Let's Talk About Eczema and Kids

Itchy skin can be irritation nation for young children. Understanding the ins and outs of this tricky condition can help you help them find comfort.

By Jennifer Tzeses
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Let's Talk About Eczema FAQs

All the answers to basically everything you've ever wanted to know about this chronic skin condition—and then some.

By Jennifer Tzeses

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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 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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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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Now What? A Beginner's Guide to MS

Learn about the many ways you can keep your brain healthy with MS, from diet and exercise to starting medicines once MRI scans show certain changes.

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Living With Ulcerative Colitis

Discover the most healing foods for your UC, as well as how to look and feel your best, build a strong relationship with your care team, and how to manage work, travel, and more.