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Psoriatic Arthritis and Disability: All Your Questions, Answered!

If your PsA symptoms are so severe that it’s difficult to keep working, you may want to apply for disability benefits. Start here, with this basic guide to the often-confusing process.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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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.

By Lara DeSanto
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Finally, a Blood Test to Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers have brought us one step closer to quickly diagnosing this elusive disease that many brush off as “imaginary.”

By Lara DeSanto
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10 Best Things to Say to Someone Fighting a Chronic Illness

These aren’t your generic “hope you feel better” statements, or awkward sentiments of “call me if you need me.” These are phrases that will open a line of communication, and even jumpstart actions that will make a lasting positive impact on the health and life of your loved one.

By Steve Calechman
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U.S. Deaths From Wildfire Smoke Could Double

In a study simulating the effects of wildfire smoke on health, researchers found deaths from smoke could rise from 15,000 per year to more than 40,000.

By Diane Domina
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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.

By Eileen Bailey
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Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
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Medical Care on a Cruise: What to Know

A former cruise ship doctor explains what you can expect if you need medical care on the ocean.

By Elizabeth Millard
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How to Manage Multiple Illnesses

Have you been newly diagnosed with multiple illnesses? Check out these tips on how to live a thriving life while managing multiple diseases.

By Alisha Bridges
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Blood Donation: What You Need to Know (Infographic)

Have you been meaning to donate blood? Find out how you can best help your community.

By Lara DeSanto