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My Daughter's Mysterious Illness -- And My Own

TueNight | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
TueNight

I'd spent years of my adult life wishing I could have my own moment of clarity so I could eliminate all the crap from my life, to no avail. But in the very moment I made the difficult choice to live, I was able to look so clearly at my life and see the simplest, most important path, and how to get there.

Who Did I Need to Impress?

Chanel White | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

When you must face the weathered look of chronic illness day in and day out those fleeting glances in the reflection can become quite unpleasant. The ...

On That Tiny Spot of Blood That Created Huge Headlines

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I can't begin to put into words exactly how this situation has made me feel, not only about my own womanhood, but about our freedom of expression, discrimination and censorship.

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.

7 Empowerment Tips From a 'Professional Patient'

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

If you live with a chronic disease, you may be able to relate to me. Everyone wants to feel good. After all, it's hard to check off our bucket list and accomplish life goals if we can't get ourselves out of bed. So how can we obtain our best health and health care when battling a chronic and/or incurable illness?

Nutrition for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When you think about rheumatoid arthritis, you should look at it from the perspective of what you should take in or eat and what you should remove from your life and diet in regards to helping your body become healthier.

Gender-Based Medicine: The Path to Better Health for Women

Luise Meyer | Posted 11.08.2014 | Science
Luise Meyer

Gender-based medicine is a budding 21st-century concept. New and fascinating findings are frequent in this field of study. However, the full extent of gender differences in medicine is still to be seen, and for that we rely entirely on research in gender biology and the forward push to ensure proper gender representation in clinical trials.

Rebel With a Cause: How to Break the Rules and Live a Limitless Low-Sodium Life

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Jessica Goldman Foung fought back. Her most powerful tools were the love and support of family and friends, medicines and a new diet. Within a few years, she went off that waiting list. Then she went off dialysis. Then she went off many of those medicines.

10 Ways to Stay Active While Coping With Illness

Danea Horn | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Danea Horn

When you don't feel well, the motivation to do something active can be nonexistent. It is much easier to turn the TV on, check out and give into your symptoms. However, with chronic illness, this isn't always the best thing to do.

Celebrating World Lupus Day: Gaining Ground With Effective Policy

Chester Aldridge | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Chester Aldridge

Today celebrates a decade-long movement to gain public and private interest to increase financial support, resources and assistance for the chronic, autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 2 million people in the United States alone.

A Little Umbrella Went A Long Way For This Boston Marathon Runner With Lupus

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.29.2014 | Good News

Just when Jessie Russell was about to give up, her brother sprung into action. The 26-year-old from West Bridgewater, Mass., has been dealing with...

WATCH: Nick Cannon Opens Up About His Lupus Diagnosis

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

When Nick Cannon was diagnosed with lupus in 2012, he didn't allow the health challenges associated with his condition stop him. Instead, the host of ...

Jeffrey Young

How This Anti-Obamacare Ad Misses The Big Picture On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

Beneath all the partisan fury about Obamacare lies a surprisingly fundamental question: Just what exactly counts as health insurance? A recent ad ...

How Facebook Saved One Police Officer's Life And Inspired Him To Give Back

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.03.2014 | Good News

For the past two years, Minneapolis police officer Carlos Baires Escobar had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of a kidney, CBS Minnesota reported. ...

Researchers Find New Genetic Clue To Lupus

| Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jenni Laidman (Click here for the original article) It was a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup moment in genetic evolution: The end of one gene fused...

Selena Gomez Reportedly Battling Lupus

Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

When Selena Gomez announced that she was canceling the Asian and Australian leg of her tour to take some time for herself, rumors that the singer was...

Lupus Myelitis: Actress Kristen Johnston's Diagnosis, Explained

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

After months of experiencing a mysterious sickness, actress Kristen Johnston announced that doctors have finally diagnosed her with a rare complicatio...

How Lupus Led Me From A Career In Journalism to Medical School

Kayla Behbahani, D.O. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kayla Behbahani, D.O.

My symptoms were eventually diagnosed as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks itself. My search online yielded a website that charted survival in vague terms, claiming 90% of lupus patients lived five years post-diagnosis while 75% made it to 10 years and only 65% made it 15 years. For someone in her early 20s, those odds weren't reassuring. I knew as a journalist that information was power and never in my life had I felt so incredibly powerless. So, I set out on a mission to learn as much about lupus as I could. I never dreamed that journey would eventually lead me to medical school.

Living With Lupus

Narrative.ly | Posted 08.23.2013 | New York

Shortly after completing graduate school at NYU in 1982, Bettinger tried to commit suicide in her family home. She ended up in the voluntary psychiatr...

Unity, Balance, and Power

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The notion that parasites are ravaging populations -- and clearly, they are -- is hard to reconcile with the already-impressive and fast-accumulating evidence that the aftermath of eradicating parasites is ravaging other populations.

WATCH: Overcoming Lupus and Following Dreams

HooplaHa | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
HooplaHa

May is Lupus Awareness Month and while some would take the diagnosis poorly, Shanelle Gabriel embraced it. When singer, poet and activist Shanelle wa...

Solving a Cruel Mystery

Randall Winston | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Randall Winston

I will never forget the day my sister Karen was diagnosed with lupus. As a television producer, I am used to dealing with the dramatic, but I have never faced anything quite like the emotional roller coaster ride that was to follow her diagnosis.

Pose: Fashion Designer Radhika Khanna Makes Yoga Easy

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

As Khanna increased her daily practice of yoga, her health continued to improve and she began to consider how to best maintain the practice when she returned to work. The result of her experience is Pose.

Along Came a Spider

Aiden Gallagher | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Aiden Gallagher

After what felt like a million rounds of blood work, and 15-20 doctors, I learned that it wasn't the spider bite at all that was causing my pain. I had lupus -- an autoimmune disease that has attacked my kidneys, central nervous system and other parts of my body. They told me there's no known cure.

Toni Braxton Hospitalized

AP | Posted 02.07.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Singer Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles. The R&B performer says in a Tweet on Friday that she's been hospitalized bec...