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We Still Don’t Know What Causes Fibromyalgia—But Could the Answer Lie in Your Stomach?

A new study found a link between the bacteria that populate the digestive tract (called the gut microbiome) and this chronic pain condition. Here’s what that could mean.

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The Big 3: These Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.

Pregnant woman lying down during a pain flare.

Chronic Pain During Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Whether you had a chronic pain condition before pregnant or pregnancy itself has brought on new pain, these tips can help you manage it.

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8 Great Father's Day Gifts for #ChronicDads

We’ve got a few awesome ways to show the big guy how much you care.

MJ embracing life in Brusselton, UK.

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.

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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.

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Are You Still Working With Chronic Illness?

Living with a chronic illness is challenging. Living with a chronic illness while working a full-time job? Sometimes unbearable. It might be time to scale back.

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-FL, and Candace Lerman on Capitol Hill.

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.

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What Do Your Feet Say About Your Health?

Believe it or not, your feet are a good barometer of your overall health. Learn how your feet can offer early warning signs for bigger health issues.

Dave deBronkart is "e-patient Dave."

Let Patients Help: Q&A With "e-Patient Dave"

HealthCentral talks to "e-Patient Dave," an advocate who empowers people with medical conditions to become active in their healthcare.