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Casey Nilsson

Patient Expert

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist and magazine editor based in Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral. Casey is a 2018 Association of Health Care Journalists fellow, and her reporting on unfair labor conditions for people with disabilities was a finalist for the City and Regional Magazine Association Awards. Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2016, Casey enjoys digging into rheumatologic news, research and trends.

Latest by Casey Nilsson

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Parenting

Tips For Parenting With Psoriatic Arthritis

Managing PsA as a parent is no small feat. It requires organization, creativity, and patience. Here's how to make your job easier.

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Symptoms

11 Signs You Might Have Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis attacks joints all over the body. Here are 11 signs and symptoms that you should get checked out right away.

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Diagnosis

Psoriatic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The right treatment for psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis begins with a diagnosis. Here's how you can tell these two conditions apart.

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Living With

9 Quick Ways to Tidy Up Psoriasis Flakes

Need some clean-up interventions to keep your psoriasis flakes at bay? Health writer Casey Nilsson offers some quick, easy ways to tidy them up.

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Top 9 Sources for Psoriatic Arthritis News

Live better with PsA by getting the right information through these 9 easy-to-access psoriatic arthritis news sources.

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Complications

Debunking 9 Psoriatic Arthritis Myths

Is there a cure for psoriatic arthritis, does it always include psoriasis, and do biologic medications give you cancer? Let's finally debunk these PsA myths.

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Treatment

Struggling With Foot Pain from PsA?

From comfy sneakers and foot massages, to warm-water foot baths and acupuncture, here’s how to keep your feet pain-free with psoriatic arthritis.

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Lifestyle

Enjoy Winter Sports With Psoriatic Arthritis

Get out and play in the snow! These 12 tips will keep your joints from saying no.

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Alternative Treatment

The Coconut Oil Debate and Psoriasis

A Harvard professor calls coconut oil pure poison, but many people with psoriasis swear by it. What’s the bottom line? Casey Nilsson weighs in.

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Living With

Tired All the Time? Here’s How to Better Manage Your Energy With PsA

You’d be surprised how little changes can really add up to a better day with psoriatic arthritis.