Millions of us suffer from chronic illnesses, from asthma and diabetes to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic illnesses are persistent and long lasting. Our experts—including those with chronic conditions—offer tips, treatments and advice to ease the burden.
At first, Mary Jo Bump refused to accept her diagnoses. Then she put her stubbornness to work.
But researchers aren't sure whether differences are cause or effect of inflammatory disease.
The longer the use, the bigger the risk the user would become depressed, study found.
Antibiotics may impact the development of more disease types than previously believed.
Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame.
Findings could help families prepare and aid in end-of-life care choices.
'We just want to help each other through this. ...A lot of people can't get that long of a life with each other.'
Panel of experts says illness is 'legitimate' and suggests new name
Patient with diabetes shares her story and a few suggestions for living life without limits.
Study authors say inflammation or a lack of oxygen among possible reasons.
Hyper-arousal of true insomniacs could be the cause of the chronic condition.
Even slightly higher levels took their toll, researchers note.