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Aaron and Stefanie in a congressional office, with staffer, during Headache on the Hill.

Cluster Headache Advocate Speaks Out

Cluster headache advocate Aaron Wiseman took part in Headache on the Hill in 2017 with his wife, Stefanie Garcia. Learn about his advocacy.

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-FL, and Candace Lerman on Capitol Hill.

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.

Melissa Thompson speaking about fertility and cancer.

Helping Women Have Kids With Breast Cancer

When Melissa Thompson’s fertility preservation wasn’t covered by her insurance because of her breast cancer diagnosis, she took action.

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Movember: Mustaches For Men's Health

Movember mustaches crop up every November as a way to drive awareness for men's health issues, including prostate cancer. Learn more about it.

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10 Rheumatoid Arthritis Advocates to Follow

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis, you can find inspiration by following these 10 bloggers and advocates.

Bridgette Hempstead at Columbia Tower.

A Breast Cancer Advocate for Women of Color

Read this moving Q&A with Bridgette Hempstead, founder of Cierra Sisters, which helps educate the African American community about breast cancer.

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4 Ways to Be a Great Advocate for Your Condition

Calling all advocates! Here are the best ways to fight on behalf of your condition.

Charis Hill holds a cane and looks off camera.

Star Athlete Turned AS Patient Advocate

Charis Hill didn’t think women were at risk for ankylosing spondylitis. Then she got her diagnosis.

Michael Becker and his wife, Lorie.

Man With Stage 4 Cancer Urges HPV Vaccination

Michael Becker always wanted to write a memoir. When he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, sharing his story suddenly took on even greater meaning.

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Psoriasis Self Advocacy and Caregivers

Learn more about the different ways to advocate for yourself while living with psoriasis by teaching loved ones how to give you extra support as caregivers.