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Cancerversary: How to Create Your Tradition

Whether it’s the day you were diagnosed, had surgery, or finished treatment, many people choose a particular date to commemorate their cancer experience.

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Race and Depression: How I Became the Strong, Black Man I Am Today

Get inspired by this story about a brave man who persevered through the double discriminations and stigma of race and mental illness to become even stronger.

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9 Tips For Men Who Care For Women With Hypothyroidism

Men, listen up. Women, share this with your men. This husband-and-wife team share their real and raw advice on how to be a supportive husband to a wife with hypothyroidism.

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9 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Affecting the Medical Field

Robotic science has always been a basis for Hollywood entertainment, Sci-Fi novels and childhood fantasies. Artificial intelligence isn’t a new concept, and while the technology hasn’t advanced to Spielbergian expectations, AI is being used to transf...

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6 Reasons to Attend an Advocacy Conference

Attending an advocacy conference for chronic illness can seem intimidating. Here are 6 reasons why it's well worth the effort.

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Friends Can Stop Insomnia From Turning Into Depression

Studies show that insomnia can double the risk of developing depression, but a good social support system can decrease that risk.

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Caring for the Caregivers

Caregivers are human, too, and they need a little help once in while to make sure they don't get burned out. Here's how to lighten their load.

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The Best Ways To Support Your Friend Living With MS

Have a friend with a serious condition, but you are at a loss of what you can do to help? Here are suggestions from members of the MS community.

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5 Reasons You Need a Psoriasis Mentor

Check out five ways mentorship in the psoriasis community is imperative, and why you should consider finding one for yourself.

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Best Places to Find Support for Kidney Cancer

A kidney cancer diagnosis can turn your world upside down, but support is often only a phone call or mouse click away. Here's where to find it.