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Women in tai chi class.
Fitness

Don’t Fear Exercise With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Listen to your body, then do something that keeps you moving because you'll generally feel better when you move, versus feeling stiff and painful. Don't "push through" severe pain, but do know that exercise could help minimal pain.

Woman in pain looking down at her coffee cup.
Self Care

Ankylosing Spondylitis Can Lead To Depression

As if AS pain isn’t enough to deal with, it can also affect your mental health. Learn why managing depression should be a natural part of your treatment.

Doctor explaining new cholesterol guidelines to a patient.
Living With

Updated High Cholesterol Guidelines: What's New?

The latest cholesterol guidelines may not have made the New York Times Best Sellers list, but they definitely have the attention of the medical community.

Middle age woman running in a marathon.
Living With

Remaining an Elite Athlete With Multiple Myeloma

Tips to help you stay the course as the elite, competitive athlete you are while living with cancer.

Woman using handweight performing gentle exercise with physical therapist.
Fitness

How to Ease into Exercise With Multiple Myeloma

Maybe you've never loved exercise, but you know of its benefits. Here's how to get started.

Breast cancer patient advocate, Nancy Cappello.
Profile

Dense Breast Advocate Nancy Cappello Dies

Nancy Cappello's advocacy for breast density notification in mammogram reports resulted in legislation in 36 American states, a move that saves lives.

Photo of Carla Kienast
Living With

Carla Kienast on Living Her Best Life With RA

After 20 surgeries for rheumatoid arthritis, Carla Kienast continues to travel, write, and inspire others with her blog in spite of her chronic illness.

Chris Pettit.
Living With

How Dry Am I? How Weather Affects Your Psoriasis

Stephanie Stephens highlights the research on how weather affects psoriasis, including humidity and sun exposure.

Nadia crochets in the hospital.
Five Questions

In the Hospital for Crohn’s, One Woman Turned to Crochet

Nadia shares her IBD story and how it led her to create a crocheting blog, YARNutopia, and educate others about Crohn’s disease.

Smiling physical therapist working with female patient's hip.
Treatment

Best Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment Options

The first lines of treatment for ankylosing spondylitis are physical therapy and exercise, but if you need something more, consider these options.