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Psoriatic Arthritis

The latest news and trends on psoriatic arthritis, including symptoms to watch out for, treatment options, and how to manage the condition at home and work.

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Nutrition

Be a Better Cook With Psoriatic Arthritis

A PsA diagnosis doesn't mean you have to give up cooking. Here are helpful tips to make time in the kitchen less stressful on your joints.

The Latest

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Parenting

Living With Psoriatic Arthritis: How to Find Pride as a Parent

Ever wonder what your kids will gain from your experience living with psoriatic arthritis? Do strength, persistence, and resilience come to mind?

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Parenting

Tips For Parenting With Psoriatic Arthritis

Managing PsA as a parent is no small feat. It requires organization, creativity, and patience. Here's how to make your job easier.

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How-Tos

10 Tips for Flying with Psoriatic Arthritis

Wondering how to stay comfortable and avoid PsA flare-ups when you're 30,000 feet in the air? These practical tips can help you stay comfortable and flare-free when you fly.

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Nutrition

The Best Smoothies for Psoriatic Arthritis

If you live with psoriatic arthritis, you should try these delicious smoothie recipes made with anti-inflammatory ingredients to help you feel your best.

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Managing Flares

How to Manage Psoriatic Arthritis Soreness

If soreness from your psoriatic arthritis is preventing you from living well, use these suggestions to help reduce your aches and feel your best.

Sabrina Skiles
Comfortable In My Own Skin

Psoriasis Making You Anxious?

Try breathing exercises, body scanning, and other ways to feel more comfortable in your own skin when you live with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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Symptoms

9 Sneaky Conditions That Mimic RA

Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis takes some detective work, especially because so many health problems cause similar symptoms. Our guide helps you spot the clues so you can get the treatment you need.

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Symptoms

11 Signs You Might Have Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis attacks joints all over the body. Here are 11 signs and symptoms that you should get checked out right away.

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Diagnosis

Psoriatic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The right treatment for psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis begins with a diagnosis. Here's how you can tell these two conditions apart.

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Staying Active

4 Do's and 4 Don'ts of Exercising With Psoriatic Arthritis

Movement can help ease psoriatic arthritis symptoms—if you follow these guidelines.

Meet the Experts

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Casey Nilsson
Patient Expert

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist based in Providence, Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral.

Alisha Bridges
Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Health News

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3D Imaging Technique Could Improve Arthritis Treatment

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed a new technique to monitor joint damage in people with arthritis and detect tiny changes in the joints – a development that could lead to better understanding about how arthritis progresses.

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These Healthy Habits Could Add More Than a Decade to Your Life

A healthy lifestyle can help you feel and look your best, but new research published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), suggests it can also increase longevity by 14 years for women and 12 years for men.

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Treatment

DASH Diet May Help Relieve Gout

New research shows that the same diet that helps reduce blood pressure can help ease gout symptoms, too.