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8 Eczema Habits to Break

A few simple mistakes could be making your flare-ups worse. We’ve got the fixes you need.

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5 Myths About Small Bowel Obstructions

Having been an inflammatory bowel disease patient for years, Jackie thought she’d seen it all. Then she was hospitalized with an obstruction. Here’s what she learned.

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The Truth About Living with Mental Illness

HealthCentral reveals the truth about living with five common conditions: anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, and schizophrenia.

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10 Breast Cancer Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Knowledge is power—unless you’re falling for these common misconceptions.

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Don’t Believe These HPV Vaccine Myths

Are you still deciding whether you or your child should get the HPV vaccine? Here are the myths and facts surrounding it.

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10 Top Myths About Depression

Number one: It's not just about being sad. Get the facts on one of the most common mental disorders in the world.

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10 OCD Myths and Facts

Given how often people talk about how "OCD" they are, you'd think everyone has this mental disorder. (Spoiler: They don't.) Get the truth about what living with this condition is really like.

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10 Top Myths About Bipolar Disorder

There's a lot that's not understood about bipolar. Get the facts from someone who knows what it's really like to live with this form of mental illness.

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10 Top Myths About Schizophrenia

A woman who’s living with schizophrenia clears up the biggest misconceptions about the disease.

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10 Top Myths About Anxiety

Get the straight-up truth about what it’s like to live with an anxiety disorder.