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Simple Home Remedies to Soothe HS

While you're waiting for your prescription meds to kick in, these strategies may help ease the pain and discomfort that comes with hidradenitis suppurativa.

By Benedict Cosgrove
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Mind-Body Basics for People with MS

Learning how to get a handle on stress (so it doesn’t manhandle you!) not only helps you manage multiple sclerosis symptoms, it may help you prevent them too.

By Rachel Zohn
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Headache? Marijuana May Cut Your Pain by 50%

For the first time, researchers found that puffing on a little cannabis for migraines helps reduce the pain—by a lot.

By Lara DeSanto
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The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens
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Does The Oncologist Want You To Do More Yoga?

Doctors have new guidelines for using yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and other complementary approaches for alleviating breast cancer symptoms and side effects.

By Katherine Malmo
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Mobile App Shows Medical Marijuana Relieves a Variety of Symptoms

Two studies using a mobile app showed that medical marijuana can provide relief from symptoms like chronic pain and insomnia, with few side effects.

By Diane Domina
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Should You Take Brand Name or Generic Thyroid Drugs?

Are generic drugs safe and effective for your thyroid condition, or should you choose a brand name?

By Mary Shomon
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Can You Treat Hypothyroidism Without Drugs?

Can you treat hypothyroidism without prescription drugs? Gluten-free may be the answer.

By Mary Shomon
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Alternative Therapies for Psoriatic Arthritis

Take a holistic approach to managing psoriatic arthritis with these top picks for alternative therapies, including acupuncture, essential oils and meditation.

By Julie Cerrone Croner
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Bill Nye Takes on Alternative Medicine

In an episode of his new Netflix show “Bill Nye Saves the World,” Nye debunks myths about alternative medicine.

By Lara DeSanto