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5 Unexpected Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.15.2015 | OWN

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What I Learned From Being Sick

Rachel Hollis | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Hollis

About a year and a half ago I was really sick. When it first started I thought maybe I was fighting the flu or that I wasn't getting enough sleep. B...

What Happened Today Was Not In The 'Script'

Amy Koko | Posted 08.27.2015 | Fifty
Amy Koko

So today was my yearly visit with my psychiatrist and yes I have one and please stop judging.

10 Essential Facts About Lyme Disease

Posted 08.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By Allison Pohle for Everyday Health Every year, U.S. state health departments report about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease to the Centers for Dis...

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool.  Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for child...

Living With Ulcerative Colitis

Shelby Doherty | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

Through all of this, I have learned a lot about how to deal with myself and live every day having UC, often feeling sick. There's no easier way to put it. But it is what it is, and we're the chosen ones who have to live with it. I have some tips below, that I've found necessary for living with UC each day. I hope remission finds you!

Medical Debt and a Citizen Call for a New Declaration of Independence

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Now that the Supreme Court has once again upheld the legal foundations of the Affordable Care Act, and the proper celebrating and hand-wringing has had its day, it's time to reveal the real winner of that program. America's bill collectors.

This Mom Is Taking a Sick Day

Amy Koko | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Amy Koko

Then morning came and I was better. Still a little weak, a little achy, but certainly not Ebola ridden. I realized I was in a new phase of life, a peaceful phase, a quieter phase, and it's OK to be sick every once in a while phase.

7 Reasons Why I Am Grateful for Cold Season

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

I could start complaining about how much my overtired eyes hurt to be open in a fog of Lysol, or how seriously done I am with never-ending laundry. You would forgive me for a explicative laced rant at this point, right? But I am not going to bitch. All I am feeling today is gratitude.

The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gastfriend

Think back on that promise you made when you chose not to give on the street. When you give this year, how will you make sure you support a program that works?

10 Things to Expect When You Have Cancer

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, LICSW

The life of a cancer patient can be summed up in one word: access. Everybody wants access to you. Whether it's the lab tech taking your blood or the chemo staff giving you an infusion, there are lots of "ins and outs" when you have cancer. You'll get used to it.

A Chemo Christmas: 24 Ways to Help Those Who Are in the Hospital at the Holidays

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, LICSW

Here are the top five most effective things you can do for your hospitalized friend and their families during the holidays, plus 19 quick and easy ways to bring Christmas cheer and holiday fun.

4 Excuses to Get Out of Class (That Actually Work)

College Magazine | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
College Magazine

Instead of fibbing about vague family emergencies or your dog feasting on your term paper, here are nine excuses to keep in your arsenal to ensure you won't get caught in a lie.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.

Men Suck at Being Sick

Alisa Schindler | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Alisa Schindler

I'm prepared to throw a large majority of men under the bus here, although not Clint Eastwood or my grandfather. So there are of course exceptions.

5 Foods Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If there's one thing we all can agree on, it's that getting food poisoning can be one of the most miserable experiences imaginable. Thankfully, we know which foods are most likely to make you sick, so be extra-careful when you eat these.

How to Be Supportive When a Friend Is Seriously Ill

Lisa Newlin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Lisa Newlin

As someone who has been seriously ill, I've learned the hard way what actions by friends can help and what actions can hurt. From lupus to depression to cancer and everything in between, knowing how to act around someone who is sick is a skill many people lack.

The Best And Worst Foods To Eat When You're Sick

Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Cindy Shih Even when you've done your best to fight off the winter blues and miserable flus, it's almost inevitable you'll get at least a mild...

You Don't Look So Good: The Sociology of Being Sick

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they cure the common cold? If a runny nose caused erectile dysfunction, I bet they'd have a dozen cold remedies by now.

Three Things NOT to Say to a Coworker About Their Illness

Ann Fry | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

You work with these people. You know something is going on. They miss quite a bit of work. You wonder what to say, how to communicate and comfort. You sometimes find yourself avoiding being alone with them so you don't have to figure it out.

Healing, Healers and the Whole Damn Thing

Adrian Brooks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrian Brooks

I was at a party in Marin Country, just north of San Francisco, when a woman came up to me. Attractive, well-dressed in the laid-back style one would ...

Sick and Buried in Sallie Mae Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I went to graduate school at a tiny liberal arts college from 2006-2008. I graduated with an M.S.Ed. in ...

These Are The Worst Sick Day Excuses We Have Ever Heard

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business

Roughly one-third of American workers have called in sick when they weren't actually ill, according to a recent survey. But what's even more strik...