Chronic Life


How Potlucks Became My Social Life

Maintaining a social life with chronic illness isn’t easy — but potlucks can spark new friendships and rekindle old ones.

By Charis Hill

13 Self-Care Gifts to Soothe Chronic Illness

Treat yourself this holiday — you deserve it.

By Cathy Kramer

Remake of Traditional Holiday Recipes

If you have a chronic condition, sticking to foods that are good for you can be challenging, but we have you covered.

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

13 Ways Stress Makes Thyroid Disease Worse

Stress can heighten the effects that your thyroid disease already causes, like lack of sleep and infertility.

By Mary Shomon

How to Click Into Online Support for a Chronic Condition

There are numerous online communities for people with almost any health condition. Here’s how to make the most of them.

By Elizabeth Millard

10 Non-Tech Ways to Manage Your Chronic Illness

Maybe you’re not tech savvy, or maybe you just want a break from technology. We’ve got you covered.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

Holiday Gifts for Kids with Health Challenges

Being sick over the holidays as a kid is no fun, but these gifts will brighten their holidays.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Surround Yourself With a Thyroid Support Team

HealthCentral thyroid writer Mary Shomon introduces her thyroid support team members and explains why they're so important.

By Mary Shomon

Cooking Gifts for Someone With a Chronic Illness

These gifts are perfect for someone who likes to cook, but lacks the tools to help them out.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.