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Should You Lay Off the Cheese and Yogurt — Or Load Up?

Conflicting research says that for some inflammatory conditions, dairy is harmful, while for others, it’s actually helpful. Find out if your condition is one that should be loading up on cheese, or ridding dairy altogether.

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Let’s Get Our Gout Facts Straight

A gout expert from the Cleveland Clinic answers all of your burning questions about gout (no pun intended) — like why it affects more men than women, and which foods to avoid.

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How to Catch Some Z's When Living With Gout

Studies show that people with gout have more flares in the nighttime than during the day — making it nearly impossible to sleep. So how do you push through the flare to get some Z’s?

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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.

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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.

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Got Gout? Find Out if You’re Eating Smart

An overabundance of uric acid causes those achy joints. Here’s what to eat to keep your levels in check and help avoid painful flares.

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How to Manage Gout in a Workplace Full of Triggers

DC Restaurateur John Fielding shares how he works around the rich foods that can cause his gout to flare.

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Examining the Connection Between Gout and Sleep Apnea

A study revealed that there may be a significant connection between sleep apnea and gout.