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End the Opioid Stigma for Chronic Pain

While politicians, policy makers, and medical experts are arguing about the best way to solve the opioid crisis, the blogger behind Chronic Mom says opioids saved her life.

By Pamela Kaufman

People With Chronic Pain Talk About Opioids

News coverage of the opioid crisis rarely includes the voices of Americans who rely on these prescriptions for chronic pain. Here's what they have to say.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Why Are You a Patient Advocate?

Six HealthCentral patient experts covering conditions like psoriasis and breast cancer discuss why patient advocacy is an important part of their lives.

By Erin L. Boyle

Insights In Patient Advocacy

The HealthCentral writers you know and love share their knowledge of advocating, including on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and at home.

By Erin L. Boyle

Meet Multiple Sclerosis Activist Nancy Davis

Nancy Davis shares her experience with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and what inspired her to start Center Without Walls.

By Stephanie Stephens

Cluster Headache Advocate Speaks Out

Cluster headache advocate Aaron Wiseman took part in Headache on the Hill in 2017 with his wife, Stefanie Garcia. Learn about his advocacy.

By Erin L. Boyle

How to Become a Health Advocate

Candace H. Lerman lives with a rare disease. She's also a driven patient advocate on Capitol Hill. Learn how she does it.

By Erin L. Boyle

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