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6 Ways to Beat Your Psoriasis Stress

It’s not always easy to tell if anxiety is causing your skin flare-up—or if your symptoms are wreaking havoc on your emotions. Learn how to stop the psoriasis stress loop for good.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Can Lead To Depression

As if AS pain isn’t enough to deal with, it can also affect your mental health. Learn why managing depression should be a natural part of your treatment.

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Depression and Creativity: Is There a Link?

Some of the world's most creative souls have died by suicide. Sloan Miller examines the relationship between depression and creativity — and shares where to go for help.

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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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The Link Between Herpes and Alzheimer’s: What You Should Know

Alzheimer's and the herpes virus may seem like unlikely partners, but they may have more in common than scientists once thought.

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Are Video Games Bad For Your Health?

What’s hype and what’s truth when it comes to health and video games? Jerry Kennard, Ph.D. examines the science on gaming and offers an accurate assessment.

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Climate Change and Suicide: Is There a Link?

Research suggests there’s a strong connection between hot weather and higher suicide rates. With projected average temperature increases due to climate change, also called global warming, this correlation could lead to an additional 21,000 suicides in the United States and Mexico by 2050.

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Bipolar and Sex: 9 Things You Should Know

Sex and bipolar disorder. Can they exist harmoniously without too much risk? Read these tips to know how to enjoy sex and keep it safe when you’re bipolar.

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How Hobbies Can Reduce Stress in MS

Having an artistic outlet can help reduce stress and raise self-esteem for people with MS.

Charis Hill in her wheelchair.

Ankylosing Spondylitis and My New Wheelchair

After getting a new wheelchair, ankylosing spondylitis patient expert Charis Hill explains how this new tool helps her live her best life with AS.