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I Struggled With Depression For Years—But This Type Of Exercise Changed My Life

"It saved my life."

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I Lived With Uncomfortable Eye Symptoms For 30 Years—Then I Got This Diagnosis

Now, this Olympic track & field athlete is reclaiming her power.

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Stress & Trauma Were Destroying My Body — Until I Got A Wake-Up Call

Further evidence of the connection between mental and physical health.

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I Struggled With Crushing, Unexplained Fatigue — Until I Got This Diagnosis

Not everything can be fixed with a healthy diet and exercise.

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I Suffered From PTSD Until I Got Specialized Care—Here's How I Pay It Forward

It all starts with therapy.

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I Was Given Only 14 Years To Live At Birth — Now I'm 35 & Living A Normal Life

"At the end of the day, every day is an opportunity to take whatever cards we've been dealt and turn them into a winning hand, and...

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I Was Misdiagnosed & Dismissed By Doctors for Over 3 Years — Until This Saved Me

Listen to your intuition and trust your gut.

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I Experienced Intense Fatigue & Vision Issues — Then I Got This Diagnosis

"Asking for help doesn't mean you're weak. In fact, it actually means you're strong."

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I Had Mysterious Gut Symptoms For Years — Until I Made This Discovery

Plus, how I created a brand of gut-friendly treats.

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After A Near-Death Experience, Here's How I Recovered From Mind-Body Trauma

Recovery isn't just for physical injuries.

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I Lived With A Secret, Debilitating Illness For 25 Years — How I Found Recovery

"Recovery is an action. It is not stagnant."

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I Thought My Chest Pain Was From COVID — Then I Got This Frightening Diagnosis

A reminder to never brush your symptoms under the rug.

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I Struggled With Painful Sex For Nearly A Decade — Until I Got This Diagnosis

Plus, the treatment that changed everything.

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I Was Diagnosed With A Chronic Illness—Here's How I Kept It From Ruling My Life

I am so much more than a list of diagnoses.

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3 Things Frank Bruni Learned From His NAION Diagnosis

And here's what I learned.

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Doctors Thought I Had Depression — Until I Finally Got This Diagnosis

The road to a diagnosis was a long one.

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How A Trip To The Eye Doctor Led Me To A Rare Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis

Living with chronic pain was never something I imagined for myself.

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I'm At Risk For A Genetic Disease & Choosing Not To Get Tested — Here's Why

It is a personal decision that I have not taken lightly.

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My Symptoms Were Pinned To Postpartum — Then I Was Diagnosed With This Condition

Always trust your intuition.

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Meghan O'Rourke Shares Her Journey With An Invisible Illness

Why did it take so long to get answers?

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Nine Doctors Missed This Diagnosis & It Almost Destroyed My Family

Find a supportive physician for your diagnostic journey.

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The Most Inspiring Health Stories Real People Shared With Us This Year

Here: every single invisible illness story from the past year.

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I Experienced Symptoms That Resembled Anxiety — Then I Got This Diagnosis

It's so much more nuanced than people realize.

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I'm A Dietitian With Bipolar II: My Journey To A Diagnosis

Plus, how changing my lifestyle helped.

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Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Management & Misconceptions

How I manage my illness, from the diagnosis 11 years ago until now.

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I Thought My Strange Symptoms Were All In My Head—Then I Got These 2 Diagnoses

I’m still a work-in-progress but am so much better than before—mentally and physically.

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I Was Breaking Out In Hives & It Took More Than A Diagnosis To Find Out Why

Never stop asking <em>why </em>until you have your answer.

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I'm An Olympian & I Struggled With Mental Health For Years Before Getting Help

I was deeply entwined in an abusive relationship with my eating disorder.

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