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Cluster Headache Advocate Speaks Out

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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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Choose Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

For people with chronic pain, physical therapy is safer alternative to opioids — and it can be just effective. Find out why in this Q&A.

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Boston Bombing Survivor and Patient Advocate

She was already fighting fibromyalgia — then came the Boston Marathon bombing. Read Lynn Julian Crisci's inspiring story of survival and perseverance.

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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.

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American Ninja Warrior Host on Living With RA

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 31, standup comic and American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman finds strength in comedy and community.

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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.