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Chronic Pain? Get On Pinterest

A new study published in the journal Health Education & Behavior shows that people with chronic pain are turning to Pinterest for help coping.

By Diane Domina

To Sleep With Your Dog, or Not to Sleep With Your Dog?

On one hand, a new study shows that sleeping with your pet can help ease chronic pain symptoms. On the other hand, another study shows that sleeping with your dog may result in… no sleep at all. So, you may not be in pain, but you won’t be well-rested. Choose your poison.

By Martin Reed

Recruit Your Kids For Your Health Team

Your kids can be a vital part of keeping your energy up and pain levels down when you have a chronic illness. Here's how to enlist their help around the house.

By Cathy Kramer

How to Feel Sexy When You're Hurting

Rheumatoid arthritis takes a toll on your body and your sex life. These 5 tips can help you connect with your lover despite your chronic condition.

By Cathy Kramer

Confronting RA by Getting Back on The Bike

Read the story of Randy Headrick and how a motorcross accident kickstarted his journey with rheumatoid arthritis.

By Pamela Kaufman

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

Program Ideas for Support Group Meetings

Keep your support group meetings fun and interesting by varying the types of programs you present.

By Karen Lee Richards