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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.

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Tests

Decoding Your Psoriatic Arthritis Bloodwork

Psoriatic disease is all about inflammation. Your blood work will tell you the full story, but it helps to know how to decode the results. Learn what your results are saying.

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Risk Factors

Study: Psoriatic Arthritis Improves in Pregnancy

Researchers in Norway found that 75 percent of women experienced low psoriatic arthritis activity during pregnancy.

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Treatment

Save Money on Your Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis treatment is expensive – costing the average person $8000 a year. Casey Nilsson offers some creative ideas for cost savings, from coupons to patient assistance.

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Risk Factors

The Link Between Osteoporosis/Osteopenia and Psoriatic Arthritis and How to Protect Your Bones

Read the science behind the connection between psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis and osteopenia, as well as tips for preventing bone damage.

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Work

Claiming Disability for Psoriatic Arthritis

One-third of people with psoriatic arthritis will claim short-term or permanent disability. Here’s what you need to know about filing a disability claim.

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Living With

Living With Psoriasis? Stand Tall With These Tips on Combatting Stigma

As a visible skin condition, psoriasis is associated with stigma. People just don’t understand. Stay confident and combat the stigma with these nine tips.

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Living With

Psoriatic Arthritis Taught Me Self-Acceptance

Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis after her daughter was born, Casey had a hard road with chronic illness. Here's how she learned to live with her condition.

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Treatment

Treat-to-Target for Psoriatic Arthritis?

The treat-to-target strategy has been used widely for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Now it’s being considered for psoriatic arthritis, as well. Learn more.