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Baby breast feeding.

Breastfeeding With a Disability: What You Need to Know

About 12 percent of American women who are of reproductive age have a disability. If you want to breastfeed your baby and you have a disability, these tips and strategies can help.

Pregnant woman lying down during a pain flare.

Chronic Pain During Pregnancy: What You Should Know

Whether you had a chronic pain condition before pregnant or pregnancy itself has brought on new pain, these tips can help you manage it.

Susie Lemmer and her baby

From IBD to IVF: How Crohn’s Affected 1 Woman’s Fertility

Susie was told pregnancy could kill her—but she persevered and had a healthy baby. Here’s what she learned.

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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.

An adult hipster son and his senior father in town, hugging.

8 Great Father's Day Gifts for #ChronicDads

We’ve got a few awesome ways to show the big guy how much you care.

Joni Kazantzis and her daughters.

How to Take Care of Your Psoriasis and Your Kids

Parenting is enough of a challenge without adding a chronic disease to the mix. Get survival tips from a mom who knows.

Woman stretching in bed.

These Hacks Promise a Better Day With Arthritis

People with arthritis share tips for battling morning stiffness and pain.

Pharmacist searching for medication.

Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Finally Has Two New FDA-Approved Treatments

The new medications, siponimod (Mayzent, Novartis) and cladribine (Mavenclad, EMD Serono), bring treatment options to active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Most treatments approved for MS are for relapsing, rather than progressive, forms of the disease.

Caleigh Sarah Haber showing pride for Cystic Fibrosis Month.

If You Have a Chronic Illness, Follow These 12 People on Instagram

Influencers talk straight about what it’s like to have chronic pain and live your best life.

Man with chronic fatigue syndrome working on computer.

Finally, a Blood Test to Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers have brought us one step closer to quickly diagnosing this elusive disease that many brush off as “imaginary.”