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Alternative Treatment

10 Natural Ways to Relieve Your Back Pain

Before you request a prescription for your back pain, consider asking your doctor about these natural remedies.

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Treatment

Gut Bacteria: A Key to Future Psoriasis Treatment?

Gut bacteria impacts a number of health conditions. A new study leads to new possibilities for the future treatment of psoriasis.

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9 Easy Home Adaptations to Ease Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms

Falls and achy joints are problematic for people with psoriatic arthritis. Health writer Tracy Davenport provides practical modifications for your home.

Nutrition

Reflux Free Meal Plan for a Week

Looking for meal ideas that won't leave you with reflux? We've got you covered for seven whole days with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas.

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Nutrition

Protein Powders for Teens: Friend or Foe?

Chances are, your teen is consuming some form of protein supplements — whether it’s a powdery drink or a protein-packed granola bar. Protein is everywhere right now, but is it right for your teen? Do they really need that extra boost, or is it unhealthy?

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Lifestyle

10 Challenges Facing Men With Crohn’s

Crohn’s can affect anyone, regardless of sex, but learning about common challenges you may face as a man with the disease can help you cope.

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Nutrition

Why the Keto Diet and Acid Reflux May Not Mix

If you’re living with acid reflux or GERD, the ketogenic diet may make your symptoms worse.

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Managing Flares

9 Ways to End Psoriatic Arthritis Fatigue

You don't have suffer fatigue from psoriatic arthritis. Try these nine practical tips to keep your energy up, and your mind and body healthy.

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Symptoms

Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn about the causes, age range, and joint pain that set these two conditions apart — and the medications you should be taking for each.

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Treatment

3 Caffeine-Free Teas for Acid Reflux

If you have acid reflux, you may want to avoid caffeine. But there are some caffeine-free tea choices that may actually help your symptoms.