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How to Take Care of Your Mental Health After a Herpes Diagnosis

A genital herpes diagnosis can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety — among other struggles. Here’s how to combat the stigma and take care of your mental health.

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10 Ways to be a #BreastCancerThriver When You Have MBC

Many with metastatic breast cancer will never get to "ring the bell" at their oncologist's office, signifying the end of treatment. But that's not stopping these thrivers from living their best lives!

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When You Have Bipolar II, Some Days Are Fine

Essayist and spoken-word artist Bassey Ikpi shares what it’s like when the fog of mental illness lifts, even for just a little bit.

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My Diabetes Wake-up Call

Health advocate Mary Shomon landed in the ICU after nearly missing the signs of LADA, a form of type 1 diabetes. Now she shares the lessons that can help everyone live healthier—and smarter.

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'I'm a Dermatologist, and I Have Psoriasis'

From managing flares (and emotions) to finding the right treatments, these skin docs know what it’s like to live with psoriasis.

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You’re More Than Your RA

These five habits can help you live the life you want after diagnosis

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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.

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5 Meditation Tips for Beginners

These meditation tips will help you stick with your practice and cope with your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, too.

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Psoriasis Confidential: What Derms Love to Hear

The good, the bad, the not-so-sure-abouts...your dermatologist wants all the details on how you're feeling inside and out.

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10 Joint-friendly Ways to Boost Flexibility With Psoriatic Arthritis

Help keep your PsA pain in check with stretches and exercises that are gentle enough to do every day.