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Latest by Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.