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Invisible Illness

Let's Talk Baloney With Joy Behar

Alice Bast | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alice Bast

I'm not talking about the meat you put in a sandwich. I'm talking about celiac disease -- a serious genetic condition that television personality Joy Behar dubbed as "baloney" on the Jan. 20, 2015 episode of MSNBC's Morning Joe show. Let me say that again: a serious condition.

Chronic Illness Will Never Stop This Woman From Being Glamorous

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women

When artist Karolyn Gehrig is undergoing treatment for her chronic illness, she doesn't want to feel invisible. So she posts glamorous selfies of hers...

3 Warning Signs That You're Using Your Chronic Illness As an Excuse to Fail

Lottie V. Ryan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lottie V. Ryan

Your chronic illness doesn't mean you can't be successful. Just keep believing, keep doing and always pick yourself up after every fall. You've got this, and you're not alone.

What It's Like Living With An Invisible Illness

Erin Whitten | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Erin Whitten

Being a teenager is hard enough, but what if you have an embarrassing medical diagnosis?

A Body's Betrayal: Woman's Fight Against a Deadly Disease

Courtney Perry | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney Perry

Twenty-year-old Brynn suffers from a disease that could debilitate most people, but Brynn finds healing and purpose in educating others about her life-threatening and incurable illness called mast cell disease.

Why Are You Questioning My Need for a Wheelchair?

Beth Griffiths | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Griffiths

There are many reasons why a person uses a wheelchair, but the biggest thing to remember is this: if you do not know the person then why they use a wheelchair is none of your business.

When Your Friend Is Ill the Right Words Are a Blessing

Lisa Copen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Lisa Copen

When in doubt, just listen. And if you need to say something to a friend who is hurting, simply say, "I don't know what to say, but I am here and I care."

Chronically Ill Unite to Spread Awareness of Invisible Illness

Lisa Copen | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Copen

Patient bloggers are joining together to bring awareness to invisible illness issues, ranging from handicapped parking confrontations to why they hate hearing "You look so good!"

Getting Past 5 Frustrations Of Living With Invisible Illness

Lisa Copen | Posted 11.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Copen

You owe it to yourself to find joy despite your illness, and by focusing on how you can change your circumstances -- instead of change other people -- you'll be much more personally rewarded.