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Claire Gillespie

Health Writer

Claire Gillespie writes about mental health, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and IBS for HealthCentral. She is a passionate about mental health awareness, and also writes about health and wellness for other sites, including Vice, SELF, Zocdoc, Reader’s Digest, and Healthline. You can follow her on Twitter @southpawclaire.

Latest by Claire Gillespie

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Treatment

The New Psoriasis Guidelines That May Finally Get You the Treatment You Need

A new, simplified method of grading psoriasis severity proves that when it comes to treating chronic skin conditions one size does not fit all.

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Triglycerides

Do You Know Your Triglyceride Level?

The biggest misconception is that triglycerides and cholesterol go hand in hand. Not quite. Here, experts break down why you should know the difference.

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Baby

Obesity and Infertility Treatments: What You Need to Know

Ready to start a family? Read this report to learn about the various fertility treatment options for obese moms-to-be, plus how they might affect you physically and emotionally.

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Doctor & Patient

The Team Behind Weight Loss Success

You'll have your very own weight-loss cheering squad with these medical pros who use their niche expertise to help you achieve your goal.

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Living With

MS Treatments Cheat Sheet

The good news about treatments for multiple sclerosis? There are more than ever before! The challenge? There are more than ever before! Your introduction starts here.

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Symptoms

Could You Have Ulcerative Colitis?

This type of inflammatory bowel disease comes with some gnarly side effects (hello, crushing cramps and bloody diarrhea). But once you become familiar with the most common symptoms and treatment options, relief will follow.

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Newly Diagnosed

Top 10 Books on Psoriasis

Ready to curate your own psoriasis library? Start with these favorites, including handbooks, memoirs, and cookbooks about this challenging skin condition.

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Profile

10 Famous Athletes Who Struggle With Depression

One-third of athletes suffer from depression. Claire Gillespie spotlights 10 famous athletes who have struggled with depression and emerged to the other side.

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Treatment

9 Ways to Manage Psoriasis on Your Face

When you have facial psoriasis, it is critical to choose your products carefully and manage the condition in a smart way. Here are nine practical tips.

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Diagnosis

What to Do After a Psoriasis Diagnosis

You've been diagnosed with psoriasis. Now what? Follow this helpful list to guide your next steps.