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The Big 3: These Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.

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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.

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Is it Fibromyalgia or Something Else?

If you have chronic pain, you might have fibromyalgia, or one of these other conditions. Learn how you can tell them apart.

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Tips For An Accurate Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

There is no test that can confirm fibromyalgia, but these tips can help rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.

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Does Chronic Pain Run In Your Family?

Research shows that some chronic pain may be hereditary. Learning about your family health history could offer insight on how to manage it.

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Physical Therapy Might Help Your Chronic Pain

Learn more about the many types of physical therapy for chronic pain, including hydrotherapy, passive manual therapy, and movement therapies.

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Need an X-Ray For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Here's what to expect from your X-ray for rheumatoid arthritis, and how it can help diagnose or assess your condition.

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Does Your Leg Hurt When You Cough?

Find out why this question could help you get the right diagnosis and treatment for your back pain.

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The Most Common Causes of Back Pain

The exact cause of back pain is not easy to determine. Fortunately, about 90 percent of cases improve on their own. Here's what you should know.

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Don't Ignore Your Buckling Knees

If you feel your knees buckling, you could be risking a fall. Here's why you should pay attention to knee instability and some exercises that can help.