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Autoimmune Disease

Nutrition for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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.

It's Not Your Heart That Rules Your Emotions It's Your Gut

Lee Holmes | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Holmes

Your gut and your emotions are a two-way street. They both have the potential to negatively affect one another, so addressing the state of your mental health -- not just the food you eat -- is incredibly important.

The Mystery Diseases You Need To Watch Out For

Posted 06.18.2014 | OWN

It's not "nothing," it's not a cold, and you've ruled out stress, exhaustion and a crappy diet. Here are some other possibilities to consider. By C...

A Bald Girl Speaks Out: I Don't Want Your Hair

Claire Dinh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Claire Dinh

If you give a bald little girl a wig to wear, you perpetuate the idea that her lack of hair is unacceptable to you and the rest of society. You train her to believe that she can't be pretty the way she is.

Hypothyroidism: A Common Hormonal Imbalance Affecting Several Million Americans

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid gland, ranks among the most common hormonal disturbances. The thyroid hormone is secreted by the thyroid gland, which lies in front of and around the windpipe in the lower neck.

Tips On Taking Better Care of Your Health While Vacationing Abroad

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Cathy Chester

Traveling can be tiring when you're disabled. Over the years I've put together a few rules that make traveling easier and less stressful.

The Reward of Healing: How to Feel Your Emotions

Amie Valpone | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amie Valpone

Although it's less apparent, tending to your feelings is just as crucial as important in maintaining a healthy heart and body.

Diagnostic Ethics: Harms vs Benefits of Somatic Symptom Disorder

Allen Frances | Posted 02.15.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

The arena now shifts to the International Classification of Diseases 11 which is currently being prepared by the World Health Organization and is due to be published in 2016. The open question is whether ICD 11 will mindlessly repeat the mistakes of DSM-5 or will it correct them?

Vanessa Hardy: What Is Success?

Vanessa Hardy | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Vanessa Hardy

Living looks really different than it looked three years ago. There's a difference between being physically alive and truly living.

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.

How We See in the Dark: A Blind Chef & the Recipe for a Miracle

Victoria Jackson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Victoria Jackson

If you've been hungry lately for some soul-charging inspiration -- or for a cookbook by a true Master Chef -- I highly recommend Christine Ha's Recipes from My Home Kitchen.

Why I Cook: Cooking With Food Allergies

Amie Valpone | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amie Valpone

I recently was offered the opportunity to document my life and how I live with food allergies and intolerances from Liza de Guia, who is an incredibly talented film producer. For all of you out there with food allergies, intolerances, auto-immune diseases or any other health issues, I get it.

In Sickness and Health: My Illness Anniversary

Lisa Lori | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Lori

It wasn't pretty, but despite the fact that myasthenia gravis still choruses through my veins, I ran that marathon standing up. And who joined me for the last three miles, running alongside me? My husband, the quiet force beside me who helped me get up and dance again and run again.

Naturopathic Medicine and Autoimmune Disease

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Our health is a product of our genetic inheritance and our environmental exposures. Creating the healthiest possible environment, eating the right foods, and liming stress are all things we can do to optimize our genetic predispositions.

Teen's Rare Disorder Requires Daily Trips To Tanning Bed

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.07.2013 | Health News

Forget apples. For Josh Borrelli, it's the tanning salon that keeps the doctor away. The Medford, N.J., high school student has a condition known ...

Ride the Bumps

Nancy Sharp | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

When life puts a bump in the road, you've got to grind the gears, sidestep the potholes as smoothly as possible, and keep going forward. If my friend was able to move away from the grip of her condition, then so can I.

My Experience With Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) and the Journey to Find a Cure

Ali Guthy | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ali Guthy

At first -- okay, for a while -- I was angry. This was not the way I'd planned spending my formative years, after all. But then I began to contemplate making peace with my enemy, strange as that sounds.

What You Should Know About Bacteria On Your Body

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have long known that bacteria living on and in our bodies outnumber our cells -- which themselves sum up to a number that exceeds any hope of real understanding -- by 20 to one. We are a rounding error in our own skin.

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.

WATCH: Nick Cannon Documents 'Health Hustle,' Road To Recovery

Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

It's been three months since Nick Cannon was hospitalized for "mild kidney failure," a condition that he later revealed to be the result of an autoimm...

Nick Cannon Says He Has An Autoimmune Disease

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Nick Cannon is opening up about the series of health problems he's faced over the last couple of months. The 31-year-old has revealed that the kid...

Bethlehem, 'Perfection' and Our Birthmark: Why Perfect Is the Enemy of Good!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a new year looms, we might consider abandoning the quest for superficial perfection -- and embrace the pursuit of humbler, but deeper good. The particular advantage of good over perfect is... We could actually get there from here.

9 Famous Faces Of Autoimmune Diseases

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Healthy Living

It took country singer LeAnn Rimes 22 years to find a treatment for her psoriasis that actually worked, according to Health.com. It was incredibly tra...