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Home Sweet (Smart) Home

Living like 'The Jetson's' isn’t too far off, thanks to technology that’s now being adapted to help those with multiple sclerosis to create "smart homes" equipped with gizmos that remote-control certain tasks.

By Rachel Zohn
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How to Get a Great RA Care Team

You can't go it alone, so it helps to have a team of health experts, from doctors to physical therapists, helping keep you afloat with rheumatoid arthritis.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Time for a New Ride: Wheelchair Buying Guide

Thinking of investing in a wheelchair? Here's your guide on what to look for, how much to spend, and who to take shopping with you ('cause that matters too).

By Rachel Zohn
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9 Instagrammers With Crohn's Disease You'll Love

Looking to add some IBD inspo to your Insta feed? Follow this diverse group of Crohnies who are sharing the raw and real sides of living with a chronic illness.

By Mandy Patterson
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Good Morning, Stiff Joints! Let’s Have a Better Day

A good night’s sleep is great for your RA, but that long period of inactivity can mean waking with stiff, sluggish-to-move joints. Try these tricks for easing morning stiffness, giving you a jump start to your day.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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A Surprising Link Between Multiple Chronic Illnesses

New research suggests that people who have inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes may have a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what we know about the connection so far, and what you can do to lower your odds of developing RA.

By Lara DeSanto
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8 Ways to Build Strong Relationships Despite Chronic Illness

Rheumatoid arthritis affects everyone around you. Here's how to use appreciation, communication, and intimacy to maintain strong relationships.

By Lisa Emrich
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Going Strong 10 Years Later with Metastatic Breast Cancer

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network has rewritten the usual script about metastatic breast cancer with its 10+ Years story project.

By Phyllis Johnson
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10 TED Talks People with Chronic Illness Will Relate To

If you live with a chronic condition, this collection of TED Talks will resonate and get you thinking.

By Yumhee Park
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Making Treatment with Biologics Easier When You Have Crohn's

Medical pros and two Crohn’s patients share their go-to advice for getting through those infusion and self-injections days.

By Erin L. Boyle