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It Doesn't Have to Be Awkward: 4 Ways to Be Friends With My Chronic Illness

Ankylosing spondylitis is a full-time job and flares are unpredictable. Including me in your plans, even if I have to cancel, helps me feel welcome. Here are 4 ways you can support me and my illness.

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10 Crohn's Diets: How (And If) They Work

Plant-based? Gluten-free? Keto? While no single diet has been successfully proven to control Crohn’s, here’s what we do know about how popular diets may affect your health.

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3 Tips for Dining Out With Crohn’s Disease

Eating at restaurants with Crohn's doesn't have to be a nightmare. Follow these tips to stop IBD from getting in the way of a good time.

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Is Pain a Requirement for Getting RA Support?

Do you feel sheepish about sharing your happy moments with your peers in the RA community? Our RA stories may be different, but we share one thing in common: We all need support.

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Genes and Longevity: How Long Is Your 'Healthspan' Destined to Be?

As the global population ages, researchers conducted a study to get a better understanding of the biology behind aging and healthspan, healthy life expectancy.

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How to Get a Great RA Care Team

You can't go it alone, so it helps to have a team of health experts, from doctors to physical therapists, helping keep you afloat with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Meet MJ, The Former Mommy Blogger Who Now Writes About Ankylosing Spondylitis

In her new blog: “Kicking Hoops and Shooting Goals,” MJ Rowan captures the daily irony and flow of living with AS and fibromyalgia — both of which she has. MJ crafts an irresistible story you almost certainly cannot stop reading mid-paragraph.

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When Your Partner Has MS

Multiple sclerosis is a life-altering condition — it's not just going to alter your partner's life, it's going to alter yours, too. However, that doesn't mean it's the end of life and your relationship as you know it. Find ways to be a supportive partner, while keeping your spark alive.

Brain fog moving in.

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.

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How to Save Money on Your Thyroid Prescriptions

Follow these six tips and stop spending so much money on your thyroid prescriptions.