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    Chronic Conditions

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    Could Your Symptoms Be Celiac Disease?

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    I know it seems strange that anyone would be happy to be diagnosed with a serious disease. But after you’ve been suffering with debilitating symptoms of unknown origin for years, finally knowing the cause can be a huge relief

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    Research in the Hands of Patients

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    I was determined that my disease would never define me or take control of my life. I chose to fight back and I decided to use my experience to help others in any way I can

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    5 Silver Linings I've Found in My Condition


    Sometimes it’s easy to focus on the negative in having a genetic disorder/chronic illness. But, there are some silver linings too, and it can be helpful to remind myself of those from time to time

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    5 Lessons I've Learned on Disability Leave


    I suppose no one really plans on going out on disability, but I was shocked. I thought I’d have my surgery and then be back to work full time. Little did I know that that would NOT be the case

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    Eye Exams: More Important Than You Might Think

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    Some of us ignore our eyes simply because we can see just fine, but appearances can be deceiving. Most eye diseases are subtle in their early stages, with no visible symptoms until they get a strong grip on us

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    The Turning Point

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    Just a few days after turning 25, I started down a journey that I never expected to take in my life. I had struggled with intense and recurring sinus problems for years; and after two unsuccessful surgeries, my ENT suspected that there was a deeper underlying problem

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    Riding the Rollercoast - But Not Alone


    Having a chronic skin condition has affected my life more than I ever would have imagined. Sometimes my eczema makes me feel like I'm on a rollercoaster ride. No two days are alike

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