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The Worst Thing About Lyme Disease Is What It Does To Your Mind

Lyme disease doesn't just affect your body. It can also cause paranoia, anxiety, depression, and sudden flashes of inexplicable rage.

Just Because I “Look Great” Doesn’t Mean I’m Not Sick

If you've ever complimented a chronically ill person on their appearance when they mention their health, it's time to stop.

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.

Yes, You Can Get Lyme Disease From Ticks in Winter

Cold climes don’t stop some species of ticks from actively gorging on us and our pets. Here's how to protect yourself.
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How Climate Change Is Hurting Our Health

More heart attacks. Worse asthma attacks. Year round allergies. And tropical diseases everywhere. That's just a taste of what climate change is doing to our health.

How Frida Kahlo Helped This Burlesque Dancer Recover From Paralysis

When Irene Delgado was diagnosed Guillain Barré, channeling the Mexican feminist icon helped her recover, and get back on stage.

The Kick-Ass Yogi Who Fights Lyme Disease With Swear Words

Jyll Hubbard-Salk might be the feistiest yoga instructor in the Five Boroughs, and her students wouldn't have it any other way.

The Girl With The Beautiful Photographs

“I've learned that if you really want to find peace in life, you have to learn how to embrace [your obstacle] as a stepping stone,” says 14-year-old photographer Emma Ketterer.