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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

cold allergy

Answers to 5 Questions About Cold-Induced Hives

Who gets them and why? We'll tell you everything we know about this unusual skin condition.

Thanksgiving

Your Fall Food and Drink Guide for Ulcerative Colitis

By planning ahead with a little know-how, you can enjoy an autumn feast that won’t trigger your UC symptoms.

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9 Questions to Ask Your Doc About the Shingles Vax

Considering getting the shingles vaccine? Bring these questions to your next doctor's visit to see if it's the right move for you.

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Why I Love My Birth Control Right Now

Real women share why their current method—from IUDs to oral contraceptives and more—works for them.

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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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Doctor & Patient

Must-Ask Questions for Your Kid’s MS Doctor

Knowing the right questions to ask your doctor can help you (and your child) understand exactly what a pediatric MS diagnosis means.

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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.