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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.

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Lifestyle

9 Drinks to Avoid With Acid Reflux

Some foods and drinks are more likely to trigger reflux symptoms than others.

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How-Tos

5 Ways to Prevent Falls With Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis can affect balance and lead to falls, which lead to other health complications. Here are five practical ways to minimize your risk of falling.

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Self Care

10 Things to Do as a Caregiver When You Feel Like You're Not Keeping Up

Before you beat yourself up because your mom or dad have shaggy hair or haven't been to the dentist in way too long – take a look in the mirror. You may be overdue on some things for yourself, too.

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Living With

Does Psoriatic Arthritis Make You Anxious?

Social anxiety is a powerful mental health issue faced by many people living with psoriatic arthritis. Here are 3 tips to feel more at ease with your condition.