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Dear Society: A Letter From a UC Patient

What with all the stigma surrounding ulcerative colitis and other digestive health conditions, this woman has one simple plea for modern society.

By Jackie Zimmerman

Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Go On Capitol Hill As A Patient Advocate

From what to bring, what to leave behind, and what shoes to wear, here are seven tips for advocating for your chronic condition in Washington, D.C.

By Erin L. Boyle

Mother With Rectal Cancer Finds Community

Annie Schreiber was amazed by the support she and her family recieved while she was undergoing treatment for stage 3 rectal cancer.

By Pamela Kaufman

A Cancer Survivor's Guide to Heart Health

Cancer treatments can lead to heart problems or complications. Learn more about steps you can take to decrease your cardiac risks after treatment.

By Katherine Malmo

The Way You Wear Your Diabetes: Pride vs. Shame

Diabetes is something no one should have to hide. Take pride in your courage and strength to endure each day.

By Ginger Vieira

How I Overcame 5 Ulcerative Colitis Insecurities

Living with a chronic condition like IBD can leave you with deep insecurities. Here’s how Mandy dealt with hers.

By Mandy Morgan

How to Apply for Disability When You Have IBD

If you can't work because of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, applying for Social Security disability benefits could help improve your life. Here are the steps you need to take.

By Mandy Morgan

What Ways Can You Reduce Sensory Overload With MS?

The world can be filled with challenging environments. Sometimes it’s enough to make you feel sick, dizzy, in pain, confused, or exhausted. Here are some tips for reducing sensory overload.

By Lisa Emrich

6 Reasons Why You Should Go to an Advocacy Conference for Chronic Illness

Attending events like this can initially be intimidating. Writing and sharing your story via social media is one thing, but meeting the people who know intimate details of your life is another. However, there’s no benefit like making connections and ...

By Cathy Kramer

Clear Your Foggy Thyroid Brain

Brain fog really is a thing for thyroid patients — and it can be downright scary. These thyroid patients share their scariest and most embarrassing brain fog moments, while we share tips on how to clear the fog.

By Mary Shomon