Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the immune system that affects several body systems simultaneously. READ MORE

What It's Like in the Depths of Sickness with Lupus

What is it like to live with lupus? In this post, I’m going to share what it was like to be in the depths of my sickness with lupus. I’ll paint a picture of what it was like to be incredibly, chronically ill.

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Who Is At Risk For Lupus?

Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune disease.

Chronic Care Issues

Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment Was Destroying My Spirit — Until I Tapped Into My Colombian Roots and Alternative Medicine

When my breast cancer spread to my bones, I realized it was time for a more holistic approach. Now I'm living my best life ever.

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Finding Hope in the Face of Incurable Breast Cancer

New treatments have turned a deadly condition into one you can live with

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Tichina’s Most Important Role

Tichina Arnold became a lupus warrior, after her younger sister, Zenay, was diagnosed with the disease

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We Scanned the DNA of 8,000 People to See How Facial Features Are Controlled by Genes

The findings could aid in developing personalized treatment plans in fields like orthodontics or reconstructive surgery

Science and Technology

How I Learned to Love Celebrating My Disability

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Used to Make Me Uncomfortable — Until I Learned to Love Myself

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Global Disabilities Map Visualizes the Strength and Power of Millions of Athletes Around the World

This interactive map advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in the U.S. and around the world

Chronic Care Issues

On Screen and on Stage, Disability Continues to Be Depicted in Outdated, Cliched Ways

Though progress has been made, the vast majority of characters with disabilities continue to represent the same outdated tropes.

Chronic Care Issues

Most People Who Experience Migraine Are Women: Here’s What You Need to Know

We don't fully understand what causes migraine, which means there is no absolute cure for the disease. Exploring the sex differences in migraine may help some women learn more about their symptoms and treatment options.

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Managing the Workspace with Migraine: One Nurse’s Prescription for Managing Her Migraine Attacks

Roughly 85% of people who experience chronic migraine are women. It's important to learn your triggers and how to manage your migraine attacks.

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