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Symptoms

Have Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms? Get Them Checked out ASAP

Need some motivation to get your psoriatic arthritis symptoms checked out by a physician? Here are five good reasons you shouldn’t delay your visit.

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5 Tasty Smoothies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

These RA-friendly smoothie recipes are packed with healthy and delicious anti-inflammatory ingredients.

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Living With

Crohn’s Disease: How to Choose the Right College

Searching for the best college? If you’re living with Crohn’s, here are some extra considerations you should take into account.

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Treatment

10 Ways to Have Beautiful Nails With Psoriasis

Psoriasis can impact your fingernails and toenails. Here are ways to handle that, including wearing gloves and trying different treatments.

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Nutrition

The Best Smoothies for Psoriatic Arthritis

If you are living with psoriatic arthritis, try these smoothie recipes that are chock-full of foods known to help you feel your best.

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Is Psoriatic Arthritis Hurting Your Back?

You don't have to live with back pain from psoriatic arthritis. Here are 8 ways to manage back pain using both medications and natural approaches.

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Managing Flares

How to Manage Psoriatic Arthritis Soreness

If soreness from your psoriatic arthritis is preventing you from living well, use these suggestions to help reduce your aches and feel your best.

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Living With

Better Crafting With Psoriatic Arthritis

Crafting provides a lot of health benefits, but it can be hard if PsA hurts your joints. Try these tips and tricks to help you do more crafting projects.

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College

How Can You Rock Vacation With Psoriatic Arthritis?

You can have an exciting vacation (maybe spring break?) with psoriatic arthritis. Avoiding alcohol, sticking to your medication schedule, and pacing yourself can help.

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Nutrition

Avoid Certain Foods With Acid Reflux?

If you live with acid reflux, friends have probably recommended that you cut certain foods — like coffee — from your diet, but does any evidence support this?