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It Doesn't Have to Be Awkward: 4 Ways to Be Friends With My Chronic Illness

Ankylosing spondylitis is a full-time job and flares are unpredictable. Including me in your plans, even if I have to cancel, helps me feel welcome. Here are 4 ways you can support me and my illness.

By Charis Hill

Meet MJ, The Former Mommy Blogger Who Now Writes About Ankylosing Spondylitis

In her new blog: “Kicking Hoops and Shooting Goals,” MJ Rowan captures the daily irony and flow of living with AS and fibromyalgia — both of which she has. MJ crafts an irresistible story you almost certainly cannot stop reading mid-paragraph.

By Charis Hill

A Martian With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Find out how this scientist roams Mars while also living with ankylosing spondylitis in our compelling interview with Dr. Tanya N. Harrison, Ph.D.

By Charis Hill

At Burning Man She Could Be Herself Again

Do you have that place you can go that makes you feel like you? The place where your chronic illness doesn't matter. For Charis, that place is Burning Man.

By Charis Hill

How Potlucks Became My Social Life With AS

Maintaining a social life with ankylosing spondylitis isn’t easy — but potlucks can be a great way to spark new friendships and rekindle old ones.

By Charis Hill

Star Athlete Turned AS Patient Advocate

Charis Hill didn’t think women were at risk for ankylosing spondylitis. Then she got her diagnosis.

By Pamela Kaufman

Everyday Life With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ricky White, RN turned writer and stay-at-home dad, talks about life with ankylosing spondylitis, finding gratitude, and making sure to feed the kids.

By Pamela Kaufman

What's Your Ankylosing Spondylitis Prognosis?

If you've recently been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, you're probably anxious to know your prognosis. Here's what you can expect.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Who Diagnoses and Treats AS?

Effectively diagnosing and treating ankylosing spondylitis requires a multidisciplinary care team. These are the specialists you should see.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN