Chronic Illness & Rare Disease Scholarship Announcement!

Do you know a high school student suffering from a rare or chronic illness who is making a positive impact in the health community? Healthline, the fastest growing health-information resource to more than 80 million monthly visitors, and NORD (National Organization for Rare Diseases) recently announced The Healthline and NORD Stronger Scholarship. They will be…

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Real Talk: Why My Blog Changed

Recently some people have asked me: why did my blog change with the release of my book? Why did I stop telling personal stories about my day-to-day experience with chronic illness? Where were my posts about dealing with doctors who thought I was faking my disease and why wasn’t I posting more in-depth about my…

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Hello, This Is My Life Right Now

Unless you’re following me on Instagram, you haven’t seen a major update on what’s happening in my real, real life. So I figured it was time for an update on who is Ilana Jacqueline and why are you still following this blog since 2012? I guess it’s also a good time to introduce myself to…

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Chronic Illness & Dental Care: What You Should Know

Why should patients with chronic illness pay closer attention to their teeth? You are at an increased risk of dental problems. This is cautionary tale! When you have a chronic illness—it acutely impacts so many different areas of our bodies, our teeth most often come last in line for treatment. Conditions which cause chronic dehydration,…

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