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The Realest Psoriasis Feeds on Instagram

These #psoriasiswarriors are doing it for the 'gram—revealing all sides of their personal journeys with psoriasis.

By Kaleigh Fasanella
red ornament on christmas tree

Christmas-Related Phobias

Fears of kissing under the mistletoe, turkeys, relatives or sparking lights exist! Here are some unknown, but very real, Christmas phobias.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D.
two men sitting on ledge talking

It's OK to Be Vulnerable About Your RA

Smiling through the pain might make small talk with others easier, but no one’s giving out Oscars for denying your truth.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
Dan Digmann with two of his friends from college

A Letter to My Just-Diagnosed-With-MS Self

One writer reflects on the biggest lessons he learned from being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age.

By Dan Digmann
senior woman blowing seeds off of dandelion

10 Ways to be a #BreastCancerThriver When You Have MBC

Many with metastatic breast cancer will never get to "ring the bell" at their oncologist's office, signifying the end of treatment. But that's not stopping these thrivers from living their best lives!

By Bethany Kandel
Dan and Jennifer Digmann

This Is What It's Like to Love Someone With SPMS

Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis doesn't make relationships any easier...but it can make your love grow stronger.

By Alex Golden
Caleigh Sarah Haber showing pride for Cystic Fibrosis Month.

If You Have a Chronic Illness, Follow These 12 People on Instagram

Influencers talk straight about what it’s like to have chronic pain and live your best life.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
Smiling group of friends at pizzeria.

10 Best Things to Say to Someone Fighting a Chronic Illness

These aren’t your generic “hope you feel better” statements, or awkward sentiments of “call me if you need me.” These are phrases that will open a line of communication, and even jumpstart actions that will make a lasting positive impact on the health and life of your loved one.

By Steve Calechman
Couple being romantic in bed.

How Your Thyroid Affects Your Sex Life

If you’ve lost that sizzle between the sheets, experts recommend that you rule out the possibility that your thyroid is the culprit.

By Mary Shomon
Girl using smartphone social media app.

How to Create Greater Thyroid Awareness

In today’s socially technological world, tyhroid disease awareness is as easy as ‘sharing’ information with family and friends.

By Mary Shomon