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Psoriasis: The Mind-Skin Connection

Dermatologists and psychiatrists agree: Psoriasis can significantly mess with your mind. Here, people who have the skin condition share how they've learned to thrive emotionally.

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5 Best Apps For Tracking Eczema Flare-Ups

If you’re not using a mobile app to track your eczema flare-ups, it’s time to give it a whirl. Here are 5 mobile apps that work great on the go.

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Tips for Metastatic Breast Cancer Support

Looking for treatment information, emotional support, or other help with metastatic breast cancer? Here's how to find it.

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How to Handle the Anxiety of an Endometrial Cancer Diagnosis

An easy-to-implement plan for managing your worries about endometrial cancer.

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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.

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5 Tips for Lasting Friendships With Chronic Pain

Sharing about your chronic pain can be a show-stopper with potential friends. Here's how to navigate new relationships when your illness has to be part of the conversation.

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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.

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Yes, You Need Help for Your RA, but You Are Not Helpless

There is no maximum number of ‘asks’ when it comes to needing help from a loved one, so why does it often feel uncomfortable to make yet another request?

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Chronic Pain? Get On Pinterest

A new study published in the journal Health Education & Behavior shows that people with chronic pain are turning to Pinterest for help coping.

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Home Care and In-Home Care: What's Covered; What's Not?

From simple tasks around the house to attending to medical needs, professionals can help you keep a loved one at home as long as possible. Here’s how to determine what services are available and whether they’ll be covered by your insurance.