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6 Songs About Chronic Illness From Pop Stars With Health Conditions

Illness is the great leveler. Just ask Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Avril Lavigne, and TRACE, all of whom have written songs about the experience of being chronically ill.

Ask Ada: How Do I Have The Perfect Chronically Ill Christmas?

This week, Ada gives advice on how to deal with Christmas when you're newly diagnosed, and how to navigate the New Year's fitness resolutions of your friends when you struggle with an eating disorder.
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How Chronic Illness Slowed Me Down For The Better

Maybe being happy is more important than how productive you are.

Is Medical Crowdfunding Really The Answer To A Broken Healthcare System?

These three stories of individuals who used crowdfunding to raise money to pay their medical bills show that sites like Indiegogo are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to navigating the system.

Agent Lupus in the F.B.I.

As an FBI agent, Shahna Richman was trained to handle everything from bank robbers to serial killers, but it never prepared her for lupus.

Mixed Blessings

Multi-ethnic patients can have a harder time matching with a bone marrow donor. This nonprofit aims to change that.

The Patient Whisperer

In medicine, plain language saves lives, which is why Jennifer Pearce dedicated her career to helping patients understand doctors, and the other way around.

How A Comic Book Disease Helped Me Come To Terms With Lupus

When it comes to getting people to treat sickness seriously, a fictional disease can sometimes be more powerful than a real one.

When Lupus Happens To You

In today's celebrity culture, it's all too common to compare yourself to the glitterati... but that cuts both ways when you have an autoimmune disease.

“There Is More In You”

Even lupus couldn't stop Danae Lee from pursuing a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure.

The Impossible Walk

Insurance companies tried to confine Stacey Kozel to a wheelchair. Now she’s out to prove them wrong.

Finding Healing In Snail Mucus And K-Pop

This health advocate from Staten Island turned her battle with lupus on its head after falling in love with Korean pop culture.