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Latest by Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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How-Tos

Psoriatic Arthritis: 9 Ways to Know if a Group Fitness Class Is Right for You

Living with psoriatic arthritis? Find out if a group fitness class is right for you.

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Treatment

Psoriasis: How Long Will It Take to Feel Better?

From ultraviolet therapy to creams, Tracy Davenport offers guidelines on how long it will take to feel better from psoriasis.

Nutrition

Foods to Avoid With Ulcerative Colitis

Avoiding these foods are key to enjoying a balanced diet with UC.

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Risk Factors

10 Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Injuries, osteoporosis, and even fear can contribute to back pain. Learn these 10 common reasons why your back might be bothering you.

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Risk Factors

10 Surprising Reasons Your Back Hurts

Back pain isn't always the result of a serious injury. You might be surprised by some of these simple, everyday causes of back pain.

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Prevention

10 Ways to Prevent Back Pain

To protect your back and prevent back pain before it happens, try investing your time in these activities.

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Treatment

Psoriatic Arthritis: Need a Treatment Change?

Psoriatic arthritis is unpredictable and progressive: it can worsen gradually, and even imperceptibly. If any of the items on this checklist apply to your condition, it may be time to talk to your doctor about a new treatment plan.

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Comfortable In My Own Skin

Psoriasis: 9 Ways to Cope With Body Image Issues

How we feel when we look in the mirror can impact our mental health, relationships, and careers.

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Managing Flares

Manage Your Next RA Flare With These 10 Tips

Did you know that staying in bed for an rheumatoid arthritis flare isn’t always best? These 10 expert-recommend tips can help you during your next RA flare.

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Nutrition

Fall Flavors That Can Help Your RA

Warming up with a bowl of chili or crunching on a sweet apple can actually benefit your rheumatoid arthritis. Check out this fall food guide for people with RA.