If someone you love is dealing with depression you might feel helpless, confused, overwhelmed, hopeless, frustrated, or even angry. You simply might not know what to do. We’ve rounded up tips on how to be there for your loved one from Health Stories…
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“Your son has achondroplasia.” When Heather Wahl Saylor went into labor in 1993, she had no idea that she was giving birth to a child with achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism. In fact, it wasn’t until the hospital staff handed her the…
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About 7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis (the “p” is silent). A chronic inflammatory disease of the immune system, it primarily affects the skin and joints, but can also affect the fingernails, toenails, and even soft tissues like inside of the mouth. Inflammation…
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We’re Sorry, Your Son Has Leukemia

Not Just Another Cold The first decade of the 21st century was pretty rotten for Chris and her family. They experienced multiple losses of loved ones – some young, some old, none easy. They were also a two-career family with three children under…
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Humans are hardwired to be creative, so it’s no surprise that creativity plays a vital role in our health and happiness. From doodling to dancing, cooking to crafting, creative activities decrease stress and increase positive emotions. Looking at art and listening to music…
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It’s sudden, catastrophic, and costs our healthcare system billions of dollars every year. Sepsis, an overwhelming immune response that’s triggered by infection, strikes more than a million Americans annually. Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis spreads quickly and can lead to tissue damage,…
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IgA Nephropathy is not a common condition. About 1 in 100,000 people in the United States develops this serious kidney condition each year. For unknown reasons,  men get it at about twice as often as women, and while it is sometimes found during…
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25 Insights From People Living with Schizophrenia

Have experience with PTSD? We’re writing a blog post and we want to hear from you! Click here to learn more. For people with schizophrenia, diagnosis can be a relief — all those symptoms finally start to make sense – but also a…
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From Ulcerative Colitis to Colon Cancer: How Renee Holt Dealt with a Dual Diagnosis

Ulcerative colitis is a common, chronic inflammatory disease that results in long-term inflammation and ulcers in the large intestine. It can cause stomach discomfort and rapid emptying of the colon. Even though ulcerative colitis has no known cure, through medication and a disciplined…
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Is Telemedicine The Future of Healthcare?

Smartphones and other web-connected devices have changed the way we live, putting a vast amount of information at our fingertips, entertaining us, and making countless tasks easier, including keeping tabs on health issues and wellness goals. They’re also expanding the ways in which…
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