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Healthy plant diet with fruits, nuts, legumes, and vegetables.

More Reasons to Eat a Plant-Based Diet

New research shows that the plant-based Portfolio dietary pattern can lead to improvements in LDL cholesterol and other cardiometabolic risk factors.

Kratom pill bottle and kratom capsules on a nightstand.
Supplements

The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

Doctor explaining melanoma treatments to a patient.
Treatment

After Your Melanoma Is 'Clear': Adjuvant Therapy?

Learn more about these treatments that can help prevent your cancer from returning, what to expect, and whether they might work for your case.

Senior man having chest pain.
Risk Factors

When Other Conditions Accompany Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis often occurs alongside other conditions. Health writer Stephanie Stephens interviews medical experts and highlights what we need to know.

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.