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Chronic Disease in Women: Deadly and Costly

Find out what chronic disease is costing American women — in finances and life — and what we can do to prevent it.

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Tips for Working From Home With Depression

One of the most common symptoms of depression? Fatigue and lack of motivation. Couple this with a remote work position, and it can be a recipe for disaster. Here’s how to get through it.

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My RA Made Me Do It

10 really great things about having RA.

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Taking the Ouch Out of Blood Tests

In the lab again to check on your rheumatoid arthritis? We've got six tips to make those blood draw easier.

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Sick and Tired: How to Deal With Fatigue From Ulcerative Colitis

For those of us with UC, fatigue can be physical, mental, or a combination of the two. These tips can help you manage it.

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Sleepovers With UC: Tips for Overnight Stays

Staying outside your own home and potentially sharing a bathroom can cause some awkward moments with IBD. Here’s how to handle it.

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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.