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One challenge many people face is living with several serious health conditions. This can have a major impact on your ability to work, time with friends and family, and it can even limit your ability to go out and enjoy the world.

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If you live with an invisible illness you know exactly how hurtful worlds can be even if they come from someone who has good intentions.

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Cookbooks are “time capsules, so we can look back and see how we chose to survive and come together collectively.” This is your chance to submit to the Health Stories Project community cookbook.

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If you or someone you care for want to spread awareness about life with schizophrenia, this is a fun, unique, and easy opportunity to get involved.  Simply complete the following short survey to learn more and find out if you qualify. Some applicants…
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We are looking for people who are interested in sharing their experiences living with eczema. You may qualify to join an awareness network.Please take my survey now

People that have spent their lives around horses get it. There’s something almost magical about being in the presence of these amazing creatures. It’s calming, even sustaining for some. “I call it my vitamin H,” says Janneli Dart, a long-time volunteer at the Colorado…
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Colleen Johnson is not your average 61 year old.  In a little less than 4 years, she went from being an overweight, arthritic, type 2 diabetic with a rare form of cancer to becoming an ultra-marathoner and cancer survivor. You may have even…
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It’s that time of year again: summer is winding down and school is starting back up. Regardless of how your little one feels about going back to school, it can be a nerve-racking for parents of kids with asthma. Not being there to…
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Pokemon Go

You’ve no doubt heard of Pokemon Go, the augmented reality game sweeping the nation. If you live in any sort of populated area it’s likely that you’ve even seen players out on the street capturing, battling, and training their characters. These players are…
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PTSD Resources

Imagine never feeling safe. Simply closing your eyes can cause you to relive the worst moments of your life in vivid detail. This is how some people have described living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to U.S. Department of Federal Affairs,…
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Grown Up Thoughts on Juvenile Arthritis

Kirsten Schultz can tell you the exact day she first started experiencing symptoms of Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (or SJIA for short). “It was November 14th, 1993,” she says matter-of-factly, “that’s when it became very apparent to my family. I remember being exhausted,”…
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One in every 190 U.S. citizens lives with a lost limb, so it’s no surprise to see new and exciting prosthetic designs in the news from time to time. Just this year the Department of Defense recently unveiled an artificial hand that can…
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Whoever said “laughter is the best medicine” probably wasn’t a doctor. Or at least I’m glad they aren’t one of my doctors. If I think I might have a broken leg, I’m going to the emergency room for x-rays before I start my…
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Ted Talks about health

Ideas (and stories) are worth spreading! If that mantra resonates with you then you probably love TED Talks. For the uninitiated, TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas in the form of powerful talks. They cover a wide range of topics,…
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People love to tell you how your life is going to change once you have a child. Sleeping more than a few hours at a time? Kiss that goodbye. Like fancy restaurants? Not anymore. Not comfortable around body fluids? You will be. As…
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 “So, I have this weird thing…” That’s how Jaime starts explaining her rare health condition to new people. She then goes on to tell them, “It starts with bumps in the armpit that hurt immensely and swell up like cysts. Then they burst…
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Healthy Grilling IDeas

Memorial Day is a time many families use to visit memorials and to honor those who have died in military service. It’s also a time for people to get together and celebrate the impending summer with the time-honored tradition of grilling in the back…
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When it comes to your health, two wheels are better than four! There are countless great reasons to get on a bike and start pedaling for your health. To name a few: Biking can be easier on your ankles, knees and feet than…
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Paddleboarding with Crohn's

What You Make of It As Steven Hawking slowly lost the ability to write, he compensated with visual methods for doing his work. Without his limitations, he may never have been known as one of the greatest minds in physics. Virginia Woolf used…
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12 Messages For People Living With Bipolar Disorder

During the month of May NAMI, Mental Health America, and similar organizations across America team up to bring awareness to mental health illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. While mental health issues are important to discuss year round, during this month…
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In the spring of 2011, William Gould was “running hard” – working 60 plus hours a week in healthcare administration while also pursuing a master’s degree. Although he ate poorly, rarely exercised, and was often short on sleep, William didn’t worry too much…
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Stress Awareness Week

We all get stressed out from time to time – long hours at work, challenges in our personal lives, health problems, even traffic jams can send blood pressures rising. Stress is unavoidable. Luckily, there are countless tools and resources available to help reduce…
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When Alex Stone left home to attend college just over a decade ago, the freshman arrived on campus with an unusually furry roommate. Stone, now 30, has cerebral palsy, a disease that affects his movement and balance. He knew he’d need assistance living…
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When Mark Lyon was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three years ago, he started participating in new activities. He began paddle boarding off the coast of Del Mar, CA, at dawn to increase strength and agility. He began playing music in an effort to…
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Brain Awareness Week

What weighs roughly three pounds, has more wrinkles than a Shar Pei, contains invisible cells that stack up to 5,000 miles, and fits snugly into the space between your ears? A simple brainteaser, perhaps, but the human brain is nowhere near simple. It…
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