How to Create a Flare-Up Plan With Chronic Illness

Disability blogger Alvin Tenador believes that everyone who lives with a chronic condition should have a flare-up plan.

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis: What's the difference?

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are different medical conditions, but similar names cause confusion. It's also possible for a person to have both.

 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, leaving them fragile and more likely to fracture. It often affects the hips, spine, and wrists.

 

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is when protective cartilage wears down between bones, leaving joints sore and stiff. It's the most common form of arthritis, often affecting the hips, hands, and knees.

10 Mindfulness or Mental Wellbeing Patient Stories

Beyond Pain: How I Cope with Arthritis Symptoms
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article

Beyond Pain: How I Cope with Arthritis Symptoms

The Daily Struggles of Adult ADHD
3 mins
article
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The Daily Struggles of Adult ADHD

5 Affirmations That Help Me Through the Bad Days with Depression
3 mins
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René Brooks

5 Affirmations That Help Me Through the Bad Days with Depression

Why Self-Care Is So Important When You Have ADHD
4 mins
article
René Brooks

Why Self-Care Is So Important When You Have ADHD

Celebrating Small Victories with Depression
5 mins
article
Bryce Evans

Celebrating Small Victories with Depression

Millennial Health
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Slate Studios

Millennial Health

Creating an Effective Morning Routine with Depression
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Bryce Evans

Creating an Effective Morning Routine with Depression

What To Do When Your Tools Aren't Working
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What To Do When Your Tools Aren't Working

I Ran Away from Migraine — And My Life
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I Ran Away from Migraine — And My Life

My Depression Playlist
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My Depression Playlist

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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