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The Hair Dye and Breast Cancer Study That Everyone Is Talking About

Before you pick up the phone to cancel (or schedule) your upcoming hair appointment, read this.

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Living With Multiple Sclerosis

"I am without a doubt healthier, stronger—both mentally and physically—and probably a better person since I was diagnosed with MS."

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Playing His Way Through Psoriasis

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For a Healthy Heart, Brush Your Teeth

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Alternative Treatment

Simple Home Remedies to Soothe HS

While you're waiting for your prescription meds to kick in, these strategies may help ease the pain and discomfort that comes with hidradenitis suppurativa.

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Think You Know All the Symptoms of MS?

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Living With

9 Top Qs About Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Just diagnosed with HS? You're probably relieved and confused all at once. There's a name for your condition…but what is it exactly? We've got the answers you're looking for.

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Living With

The Best Hand Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stiffness in your fingers and wrists is a hallmark of RA, but these pro-approved, do-anywhere moves can help manage your symptoms.

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Living With

The Best—and Worst—Hair Removal Techniques for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Shaving, waxing, or lasering? Which hair-removal technique is best if you have HS? We've got the answers.

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Just when you think you’ve got this MS thing down, you're hit with a secondary progressive multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Learn what it all means; meet people whose lives have been affected (mostly for good) by SPMS; and check out some cool mobility gear.

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Demystifying Heart Failure

Despite its scary-sounding name, this diagnosis does not mean life as you know it is over. Instead, heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping as well as it should be—and for many people, the symptoms can be well-managed. Keep reading for an honest break down on what this very common condition means for your life—and what you can do, as others have, to stay strong and live long.

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Living Well With Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person.