Chronic Illness
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9 Ways People with Photosensitivity Can Beat the Heat This Summer
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It's that time of year again. Summer is here and with it comes the heat and the sun. While summer can be all about pools, BBQs and the beach, it often brings ...

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Why Seeking Another Diagnosis When You’re Already Chronically Ill Is Complicated
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“Hold on, let me check my calendar.” I pull up my calendar and look for a day where I will be in the city for appointments, but not a day that’s too ...

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What It Was Like to Get a COVID-19 Test as Someone at High Risk
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Sometimes I feel like going out in public during the pandemic is like entering a different world than I knew, (which is true), but at the same time familiar ...

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12 Self-Advocacy Skills for Adults With a Disability or Chronic Illness
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Whether you have had a disability or chronic illness for a long time or you’re new to facing health challenges, you may have heard of the term "self-advocacy." ...

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4 College Application Tips for Students With a Disability or Chronic Illness
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When I began the college application process as a teenager with a chronic illness, I was lost. After two years of medical chaos, during which college would ...

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Chronic Illness Flares: 5 Helpful Tips for a Friend Who Is Struggling
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Chronic illness flare ups are possibly the worst part of being chronically ill.  Maybe it’s the weather.  Maybe it’s hormones.  Maybe it’s stress.  Maybe it’s ...

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10 Thoughtful Gifts That Help Relieve Chronic Pain
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Chronic pain hurts.  Not just sometimes, but all the time.  There are certain times of year when pain can flare, and it usually has to do with weather, at ...

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6 Ways to Support a Loved One with Chronic or Mental Illness
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Having a mental illness or a chronic illness changes a lot about life. It affects our lives in so many ways. Too often the people in our lives don’t know how ...

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Finding Hope After Losing Everything Because of Illness
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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to rebuild my life, from the ground up. It’s not that I build bad houses; I have a great foundation.  It just seems ...

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6 Tips for Soothing Anxiety
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Everyone deals with anxiety. Even being excited is a form of anxiety. However, when it becomes pathological and interferes with our daily lives, it can cause ...

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