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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

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.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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

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.

By Jackie Zimmerman

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

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.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Should You Exercise If You Have Chronic Pain?

If you live with chronic pain, these workouts and strategies for staying active may help reduce the severity of your pain and improve physical function.

By Stephanie Stephens

Using Kinesiology to Manage Chronic Pain

What if we told you that analyzing and adjusting your simple movements — such as getting out of a chair — can help treat your chronic pain?

By Celeste Cooper, RN

How to Learn Your Family's Health History

Get tips for talking to your parents and grandparents about important health issues that occurred across the generations.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.