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When to Break Up With Your Therapist

How healthy is your relationship with your therapist? Is it time to split up? Find out when and why breaking up is the right thing to do.

Jackie Zimmerman

What I Wish I'd Known I'd Known About Multiple Sclerosis

One woman’s take on staying strong, sane, and solvent despite multiple sclerosis.

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I'm Dependent on Opioids, and I'm Not the Problem

Get a perspective from the other side of the opioid crisis, where these medications provide vital relief for people with chronic pain.

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Afraid to Tell Your Partner About Your STI? Here’s Why It’s Important to Do It Anyway

Talking to your significant other or sex partner about sexually transmitted infections can be downright scary, but disclosing your status is crucial, according to herpes activists — here’s why.

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My Melatonin/Maca Menopause Miracle

Could these natural remedies help your hot flashes and other symptoms?

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Wendy Williams, Oprah, and Sofia Vergara Are All Guilty of Tainting the Reality of Living With Thyroid Disease

Sadly, Williams isn’t the first celebrity to twist the reality of thyroid disease — Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Vergara also gave skewed views of this issue that affects upwards of 20 million Americans — and their guidance to the thyroid community could do more harm than good.

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Why are Endocrinologists So Opposed to Natural Thyroid Drugs?

One of our thyroid patient experts weighs in with her opinion on this controversial thyroid treatment.

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Basics of Brain Cancer Treatment Options

Learn more about surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted treatment, and other approaches to a wide variety of brain cancers.

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Is Colectomy a ‘Cure’ for Ulcerative Colitis?

In the IBD community, what constitutes a cure is a controversial topic. Here’s one patient’s perspective.

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Diagnosed With Breast Cancer? Get a Second Opinion

The benefits of seeking a second opinion for a breast cancer diagnosis are clear. A comprehensive review changed the diagnosis for 43 percent of patients.