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Living With Autoimmune Disease

Going Beyond the Extraordinary

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Bhavani Esapathi

To be extraordinary, you need to surpass being normal, but what if you're not normal to begin with? This is my story: Growing up as a girl in India I ...

A Fight For Immunity

Alaina Baker | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Alaina Baker

And now we find ourselves in the present. Winter 2015. If you looked at Lilly today, you would never know the hell she has been through. If you look at any person with an autoimmune disease, you often would not.

4 Tips on Celebrating a Holiday Alone

Jessica Gimeno | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Gimeno

I have a neuromuscular autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis. Like other friends of mine with MG, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses, I have to weigh the joys of being with loved ones against the risks of getting a cold or the flu, which can lead to relapses, hospitalization, and weeks (or months) bedridden.

Lessons Learned Through Chronic Illness

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

Living with uncertainty, I have come to believe that I know things about my body that neither patients nor doctors are taught to value. Here are 10 lessons I've learned while living with chronic illness.

Coping With Uncertainty

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

Six people I care about are currently living with a cancer diagnosis, including myself. Cancer is only one of the diseases that requires one to move forward without all of the answers. Each person has to find his or her own way. This is mine.