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Woman with low back pain sitting in chair at work.
Lifestyle

Mistakes You’re Making That Are Making Your Back Pain Worse

These are such simple everyday things that you probably don’t even realize they’re contributing to your back pain — like the foods you eat. Yep, they could be the culprit.

Woman with lower back pain.
Complications

9 Unexpected Conditions That Cause Back Pain

What comes first — back pain, or these other health conditions that cause your back pain?

Woman lying in bed grimacing in pain.
Self Care

Sleeping Well With Psoriatic Arthritis

Joint pain and itchiness can disrupt healthy sleep. But some simple, proactive steps can help.

Woman embracing adult daughter who has cancer.
Complications

Leukemia Spreads Systemically, Without Tumors

When leukemia spreads, it is called “systemic” rather than “metastatic.” Leukemia cells can quickly enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body.

Doctor talking to female patient about her eczema.
Managing Flares

Red Flags Signaling an Eczema Flare-Up

Stress, pet dander, and countless other factors can trigger a flare. Arm yourself with information.

Man with leukemia and his wife.
Living With

What Is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia?

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a slow-growing cancer and the most common type of leukemia in adults. Find out what to expect and how to navigate treatment and survivorship.

Oncologist smiling at a patient.
Treatment

Leukemia Treatment Offers Many Options

Leukemia treatments today encompass chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, radiation, immunotherapy, vaccine therapy, and close monitoring during early stages.

Man and woman upset with reproductive luck.
Risk Factors

How Long Can Sperm Live Outside the Body?

Worried about a potential unwanted pregnancy? Learn about the lifespan of a sperm and put your mind at ease.

Doctor comforting a senior patient with leukemia.
Diagnosis

Leukemia: The Basics

Learn the basics about leukemia, including the main types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and risk factors.

Facing his fear
Living With

Aquaphobia: The Fear of Water

Many people are afraid of the water, however, aquaphobia is “an abnormal and persistent fear of water. Suffers of aquaphobia experience anxiety even through they realize the water in an ocean, lake, creek, or even a bathtub may pose no imminent threa...