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Stephanie Wood

Stephanie Wood

Health Writer

Stephanie Wood is a award-winning freelance writer and former magazine editor specializing in health, nutrition, wellness, and parenting.

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How to Spot the Signs of AS

Is that lower back pain and stiffness due to normal wear and tear or something more serious like ankylosing spondylitis? We've got the doctor-approved details to help you know the difference.

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Symptoms

Let's Talk About Ankylosing Spondylitis

We’ve got the doctor-approved scoop on causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with AS easier.

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Diagnosis

How Doctors Diagnose AS

Know anyone with back problems? Just about everyone, right? That’s one reason why ankylosing spondylitis can be difficult to diagnose. We’re here to help speed up the process.

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Medication

Let's Talk About Crohn's Disease Medication

With so many options available and more coming down the pike, you’re bound to find a treatment that works for you. Here's what to know about the latest drug therapies.

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Treatment

Let's Talk About Crohn's Disease Treatment

OK, so you’ve got your diagnosis. Now, let’s figure out the best way to help you feel better, fast.

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Everything You Need to Know About Treating AS

Having a chronic illness can be a tough adjustment—but managing the pain doesn't have to be. With ankylosing spondylitis, you've got plenty of options.

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Nutrition

Let's Talk About Crohn's Disease and Diet

Ironically, although you can’t exactly eat your way out of Crohn's, you can actually help yourself feel better with a few easy adjustments to your diet. Here’s how.

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Risk Factors

Let's Talk About Crohn's Disease Causes

Maddening but true: Experts can't point to a single cause for this challenging condition. Instead, research suggests a perfect storm of factors come together to wreak havoc on your digestive tract. Here's what we know so far.

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Let's Talk About the Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

Wondering if your disgruntled gut could be a sign of something more serious? Here's how to tell if it's time to see a doc.

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Diagnosis

Let’s Talk About Crohn’s Disease Tests and Diagnosis

It would be great if a single exam could confirm if you have Crohn’s. Naturally, it’s not that simple—but the tests below can work together to provide a clearer picture of your health.