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Recipe/Cooking

Things That Can Go Wrong With Food Substitutions

Going gluten free for your holiday recipes? Or just switching to coconut cooking oil? Make sure you watch out for these possible pitfalls.

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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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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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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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Gift-Giving

Gift Ideas for the Caregiver in Your Life

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who are managing the demands of caregiving and juggling the hustle and bustle of this festive time of year. Here are nine great gift ideas for those caring for others.

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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.