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10 Depression Influencers You Need To Know

Find your new social media crush or a helpful book to read on depression from this list of top 10 depression influencers.

By Mike Veny

10 Top Myths About Depression

Number one: It's not just about being sad. Get the facts on one of the most common mental disorders in the world.

By Kelly Bryant

Chronic Health Problems Don't Go Away Once Addicts Are in Recovery

More than a third of the millions of Americans in recovery for drug or alcohol misuse still experience physical health issues, finds a study.

By Diane Domina

First Athlete to Open Up About His Ostomy Tackles Stigma for Others

Rolf Benirschke was the first pro athlete to open up about having an ostomy. Here’s how he’s changed the lives of ulcerative colitis patients.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Is Pain a Requirement for Getting RA Support?

Do you feel sheepish about sharing your happy moments with your peers in the RA community? Our RA stories may be different, but we share one thing in common: We all need support.

By Cathy Kramer

You Can Actually Help Guide Research for MS

Participating in a research study of any new experimental MS therapy is important, but that’s not the only way to get involved in research. You can also get involved by sharing information about yourself and participating in surveys through programs like iConquerMS™, and more.

By Lisa Emrich

What Others Don’t See When You Have RA

Some of the most challenging symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can be hard for the people around you to see. Here's how RA can be an invisible illness.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Distracted Driving Laws Help Prevent Motorcycle Fatalities

Laws restricting the use of cell phones and other handheld devices while driving have reduced deaths in motorcycle crashes significantly, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

FDA Expected to Restrict E-Cigarette Sales

According to a report in The Washington Post, the FDA is likely to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarette, or vaping, products in convenience stores.

By Diane Domina

Instant Soups Burn Nearly 10,000 Kids Each Year

Approximately 9,500 children between ages 4 and 12 are treated at U.S. emergency rooms annually for burns caused by microwavable instant soup and noodle products.

By Diane Domina