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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 Rheumatoid Arthritis Go Into Remission?

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis, remission is the Holy Grail, but drug-free remission is rare and usually temporary. Here's what you should know.

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

Mother’s Day When You Can't Have Children

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

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

How to Become a Health Advocate

Candace H. Lerman lives with a rare disease. She's also a driven patient advocate on Capitol Hill. Learn how she does it.

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. Learn how your feet can offer early warning signs for bigger health issues.

By Eileen Bailey

Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Let Patients Help: Q&A With "e-Patient Dave"

HealthCentral talks to "e-Patient Dave," an advocate who empowers people with medical conditions to become active in their healthcare.

By Lene Andersen, MSW