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Why Your Teeth Are Vital For Your Health

Health journalist Mary Otto explores why dental care is not fully covered under health insurance and other issues about the importance of oral health.

By Erin L. Boyle

Forging a Connection Could Help Manage Pain

If you live with chronic pain, you know that stigma and disbelief can hurt. But speaking openly about your issues can help.

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.

Uncovering My Family History of RA

After I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, I wanted to get to the bottom of my mother's long history of chronic pain.

By Emil DeAndreis

Does Chronic Pain Run In Your Family?

Research shows that some chronic pain may be hereditary. Learning about your family health history could offer insight on how to manage it.

By Celeste Cooper, RN

Fierce Mom on a Mission: Paula Fitzgibbons

Blogger and mother talks about living with RA, how her children adjust to her chronic illness, and how she helps them cope with their own.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Chronic Illness Support From Afar

Even if your family lives far away, these are some of the ways they can still offer support for your chronic illness.

By Cathy Kramer

Chronic Pain and Travel: Planning Tips

In this installment of Chronic Pain and Travel, we explore how to make and execute a specific plan to meet your individual travel challenges.

By Celeste Cooper, RN