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We spoke with an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Lyme disease, other tickborne illnesses, and tick bites. Here’s how to stay safe.
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Why Are My Knees So Noisy?

Those pops and clicks you hear coming from your knees may be the sound of arthritis beginning to take hold. Here’s what you should know.
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Why Is Osteoarthritis More Common in Women?

Osteoarthritis—the wear-and-tear form of degenerative joint disease—is the most common joint condition, according to the Arthritis Foundation. It affects more wommen than men, and a new study suggests the reasons for this gender-related disparity: di...

Arthritis: A Wide Array of Diseases

Arthritis, per the Arthritis Foundation, is an informal term for joint disease. Arthritis refers to degenerative musculoskeletal changes in joints. There are at least 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Prognosis

Prognosis is the medical term for predicted outcome of a disease or disorder. When a disorder gets too close for comfort, knowing the prognosis is a top priority.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Diagnosing Ankylosing Spondylitis

A person with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) will likely have stiffness and pain at the base of the spine and lower back.
Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

AS: The Causes and Risk Factors

We wish we had a short answer, but research to date has not pinpointed the cause of ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
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Who Diagnoses and Treats AS?

A person with undiagnosed ankylosing spondylitis (AS) may first discuss symptoms with a primary care physician (PCP).
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