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Are You Showing Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis?

Are You Showing Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis?

According to the Arthritis Foundation, up to 42 percent of those with psoriasis may also acquire psoriatic arthritisat some point during their chronic illness.

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Living With

Medical vs. Natural Psoriasis Treatments

An expert weighs out the pros and cons of medical and natural treatments for psoriasis and explains the major differences between them.

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The State of Sexual Health Education for Kids: A Parents' Guide

For the 2017 budget, President Barack Obama proposed that all funding for abstinence-only sexual health education be cut completely, which would eliminate 10 million dollars of federal funding for such programs. The odds of the budget cut being grant...

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What's it Like to Lose Your Virginity?

We asked people of all ages and genders what it was like to lose their virginity. Here are their answers – including facts you need to know.

Dara Torres celebrates after she competed in the second semi final heat of the Women's 50 m Freestyle during Day Seven of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials.
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Olympic Swimmer Talks Life With Psoriasis

Millions of people have psoriasis, and most of the time you wouldn’t even know it. Olympic swimmer Dara Torres talks about raising awareness for her condition.

Darra Torres of the USA in action in the Women's 100m Butterfly Heats at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre during Day One of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
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How Swimmer Dara Torres Manages Psoriasis

Psoriasis affects 7.5 million people in the U.S., including 12-time Olympic swimming champion Dara Torres. Read what she says about living with the condition.

Alisha Bridges Profile: Growing Up with Psoriasis
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Alisha Bridges Profile: Growing Up with Psoriasis

HealthCentral writer Alisha Bridges talks about what it was like to grow up with a chronic skin condition.

Man undergoing phototherapy treatment for psoriasis.

With Psoriasis, Let Your Body Be Your Guide

Where psoriasis appears on your body, and how much of your body it covers, can help determine the best course of treatment.

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3 Natural Highly Effective Fertility Methods Every Woman Should Know

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not as easy to get pregnant as it may seem. An egg must be available, which only happens once a month. It only stays in the uterus for 12-24 hours. Semen must be present, which can survive inside a woman for about 6 d...

Woman having a pap test.
Tests

What to Expect at Your First Pap Smear

A pap smear is important for detecting cervical cancer. Here's what you should know before your first appointment.