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Finding Purpose After Medical Retirement With MS

In American culture, people judge you by what you do for a living. So what happens when your career is taken away by multiple sclerosis?

By Trevis Gleason

How Well Are You Managing Life With Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Take this test to learn about areas in your life — like nutrition, stress and side-effect management, and more — where you may need extra support.

By Lara DeSanto

All In A Name: Who Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is Named After

“Thomas Hodgkin’s life continues to serve as a beacon for social justice and human rights applicable to physicians and lay persons alike.”

By Erin L. Boyle

Can RA Go Into Remission or Disappear?

When an RA factor comes back positive, and then years later comes back negative – does that mean you’re in remission? We had a senior staff rheumatologist from Henry Ford Health Systems weigh in.

By Ask HealthCentral

How Are Doctors Missing the Psoriasis and Cardiovascular Risk?

A doctor details how people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are underscreened and possibly undertreated for cardiovascular risk factors.

By Casey Nilsson

Young With Crohn's: A Teen and His Mom Share Their Story

Fourteen-year-old Connor is living with Crohn’s; from his and his mom’s perspective, here’s what it’s like to be diagnosed with a chronic illness at a young age.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

How Someone Who Can’t Have Children Feels About Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day of celebration — but for those who can’t bear children because of a chronic condition, it can be a bit of a dreadful day.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Why Is Thyroid Disease the Butt of the Joke?

Comedians and jokesters have turned “fat-shaming” into “thyroid-shaming,” and it’s not OK.

By Mary Shomon

Rare Disease Advocate Encourages Advocating for Your Disease

Candace H. Lerman is the 1 in 10 Americans with a rare disease. Learn how she’s brought attention to her condition through advocating in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill.

By Erin L. Boyle

What Do Your Feet Say About Your Health?

Believe it or not, your feet are a good barometer of your overall health. What do yours tell you about your health?

By Eileen Bailey