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Celebrities With Chronic Illnesses
Having a chronic illness can be overwhelming, but these ladies won't let it stop them from doing amazing things.
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9 Physical Symptoms Caused by Depression
Depression might be a mental illness, but it can also have physical manifestations.
Caroline Shannon-Karasik
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I Was Starving Myself Until I Got Pregnant
I hope my daughter never has to struggle with her body the way I did.
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The Stealthy Symptoms of Lyme Disease
This disease is spreading fast. Is that pounding headache or sore elbow a sign that a tick got ahold of you? Hard to know.
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I Was Slowly Becoming Paralyzed
Jesi Payne could barely walk or hold her kids — but a simple fix changed everything.
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Being Disfigured by Scleroderma Gave Me the Chance to Love Myself
I will never look the way I wish I did, but I can't allow it to consume me.
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How Being Diagnosed With Double Depression Saved My Life
A correct diagnosis was just what Bethanne Patrick needed. Here, she shares her story.
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What No One Could Tell Me About Male Breast Cancer
Overcoming the stigma of breast cancer was as arduous as the disease itself.
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How to Get Rid of a Poison Ivy Rash
Read up before those blisters start spreading elsewhere.
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What It's Like to Go Through Early Menopause
Premature menopause affects around 1 percent of women before the age of 40.
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What It's Like to Be Asexual and Not Feel Sexual Attraction
Here's what it means to be a woman when sexuality is a foreign concept.
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How I've Learned to Live With Early-Onset Dementia
One woman shares her honest account of being diagnosed with dementia at age 52.
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12 Struggles Only Moms With Anxiety Will Understand
'Whenever my kids take longer-than-normal naps or sleep in, my first thought is that they're dead.'
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What It's Really Like to Live With a Facial Deformity
'What I really think has had the most impact on me is the realization that I'm 34 years old and I've never had a boyfriend.'
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7 Things You Need to Know About Lyme Disease
It's no small matter.
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What Caring for a Spouse With a Mental Illness Taught Me About Marriage
Together, we can overcome just about anything.
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Nothing Will Stop This 7-Year-Old From Living Out Loud, Not Even 30+ Tumors in Her Leg and Brain
When Emma Leibow was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder at 9 months old, her parents were terrified.
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I Had a Stroke at Age 10 and Was Supposed to Spend the Rest of My Life in a Nursing Home
But now, against all odds, David Dow travels the world speaking and giving hope to other stroke survivors.
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My Overactive Bladder Turned Out to Be an Incurable Condition
Christina's interstitial cystitis causes her go to the bathroom up to 70 times a day.
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7 Surprising Symptoms of Dementia
Memory loss isn't the *only* sign of dementia.
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