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9 Invisible Ways Psoriatic Arthritis Affects Your Body

It’s not just swollen, flaky knuckles. There are many psoriatic arthritis symptoms that you can’t even see. Here are the side effects to look (er, feel) for.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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Let's Talk About Type 1 Diabetes

It’s the less-common member of the diabetes family, but this autoimmune disorder packs a mighty big challenge for those who have it. Learn more about the disease—and how you can stay one step ahead.

By Sunny Sea Gold
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Will Your Psoriasis Turn Into Psoriatic Arthritis?

Skin lesions and joint pain may sound like odd bedfellows, but the conditions are connected. We asked the experts to explain.

By Alison Gwinn
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Is This Food Group Making You Flare?

Methionine, an amino acid found in meat and eggs, fuels your energy levels and—unfortunately—the progression of your chronic condition too, finds new research.

By Lara DeSanto
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Psoriatic Arthritis: Need a Treatment Change?

There are too many treatment options to settle for one that’s not working. Watch for these red flags that suggest it’s time to talk to your doctor about switching things up.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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13 Celebrities Who Have RA

Millions of people live with rheumatoid arthritis. Some of them happen to be famous. You may be surprised who’s on the list.

By Jerilyn Covert
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Wellness With PsA: 8 Reasons to Look Beyond the Scale

Your weight shouldn’t be ignored, but when it comes to monitoring your overall health with psoriatic arthritis, it’s only one piece of the puzzle.

By Rachel Zohn
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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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What You Should Know About Ulcerative Colitis and Eye Health

Inflammation caused by UC can affect more than your digestive track. Protect your vision by watching out for these common eye conditions associated with ulcerative colitis.

By Rachel Zohn
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MS Symptoms: Your Top 6 Questions Answered!

Why don’t my lesions match my symptoms? Are my bladder problems normal? Get the answer to these and more common conundrums about multiple sclerosis.

By Rachel Zohn