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Crohn’s Can’t Stop This Zumba Instructor

Despite often severe IBD symptoms, Melody Condon keeps on groovin'. Here’s her story.

By Jackie Zimmerman

10 Tips to Help Kickstart Fitness With Crohn's

Struggling to get motivated? Here’s how to get moving when you’re living with Crohn's.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How to Lose Weight: From Thyroid Patients Themselves

You’ve read about all of the fad diets, and maybe even gotten suggestions from your doctor. But hearing what works from those who are living the same hypothyroid life as you can be invaluable. These are the diets that worked for them.

By Mary Shomon

Don’t Fear Exercise With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Listen to your body, then do something that keeps you moving because you'll generally feel better when you move, versus feeling stiff and painful. Don't "push through" severe pain, but do know that exercise could help minimal pain.

By Stephanie Stephens

Remaining an Elite Athlete With Multiple Myeloma

Tips to help you stay the course as the elite, competitive athlete you are while living with cancer.

By Stephanie Stephens

Enjoying Winter Fun, Even With Asthma

Frigid and dry winter air, plus cold and flu season, make winter fun challenging, but not impossible. Learn ways you can prevent asthma symptoms during winter.

By Stephanie Stephens

Working Out with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer patients who exercise can improve their breathing, strength, and range of motion while reducing side effects, fatigue, and anxiety.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Exercises for All Levels of RA Pain

If rheumatoid arthritis pain makes it hard to get the exercise you need, try one of these RA exercises for every pain level.

By Cathy Kramer

New Ways to Track Blood Sugar

If you have diabetes, tracking blood sugar is probably a challenge. Here's a look at where non-invasive glucose monitoring devices may be headed.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How Much Do You Know About Gout And Exercise?

Before your next gym date, swim session, or neighborhood walk, here’s what you need to know about your gout (hyperuricemia) and exercise. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. Our update is from gout expert James O’Dell, M.D., vice ...

By Stephanie Stephens