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Latest by Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.