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Postpartum Depression Linked to Mom’s Recovery Pain After Childbirth

How well a new mother's pain is managed during her recovery from childbirth appears to directly influence her risk of postpartum depression.

Opioid pain medications.

Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

Now that opioid-use disorder is a recognized mental health disorder, find out if you fit these 11 criteria and learn how to get help.

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Opioids: Physical Dependence vs. Addiction

The terms "addiction" and "physical dependence" are not interchangeable, even though they're often used that way. Learn the difference.

Woman with restless leg syndrome.

10 Surprising Facts About RLS

Restless legs syndrome doesn't only occur during sleep, and it affects more than your legs. Learn 10 surprising facts about this condition.

Illustration of a thyroid gland highlighted in a throat.

Are Thyroid Disease and Arthritis Connected?

Did thyroid disease cause your psoriatic arthritis, or was it the other way around. Learn about the links between thyroid disease and inflammatory joint issues.

Woman with low back pain.

Have Back Pain With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis and also experience lower back pain, here's what you should know and what you can do to ease the pain.

A man with gout has wrist pain.

Do You Really Need to Treat Gout?

Yes! Untreated gout causes uric acid to build up in your body, affecting not only your joints, but also your kidneys, eyes, heart, and other organs.

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What Do Your Feet Say About Your Health?

Believe it or not, your feet are a good barometer of your overall health. Learn how your feet can offer early warning signs for bigger health issues.

An elbow swollen with gout.

Beyond the Big Toe: Where Does Gout Flare?

When gout flares, it can cause pain and complications all over your body. These are some of the most common places gout pops up.

Woman jogger on trail holding hurt knee.

Do You Suffer from Chondromalacia Patella?

If you have a dull ache in the front of your knee and you’re a runner, walker, or stair-climber, you may be suffering from chondromalacia patella.