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Is Gluten-Free Good for Psoriasis?

Gluten can be a major trigger for some people with psoriasis. Here's why you might want to try a gluten-free diet, and why it could take time to see results.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

How a Dietitian Can Help with RA

Learn how adding a dietitian to your health care team can help you be the healthiest version of yourself.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Can Gluten-Free Diets Help Control RA?

Some people with rheumatoid arthritis say eating gluten-free helps control their symptoms. Here's how to decide if you should go gluten free.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Lupus Is Killing More Young Women Than Reported

Lupus has been identified as a leading cause of death in young women. Among women aged 15 to 24, it is the leading chronic inflammatory disease, ranking higher than diabetes, chronic lower respiratory disease, and liver disease. We talk to an expert and patient about how to beat the statistics.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Can You Have Both Graves' AND Hashimoto's?

This is a common question about two separate yet similar autoimmune thyroid diseases. The truth is: You can have both, and at the same time.

By Ask HealthCentral

Methotrexate for RA: What You Should Know

Methotrexate is the gold standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Here's everything you should know about this chemotherapy before you start taking it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Can Gene Therapy Work for RA?

Gene therapy may be on the horizon for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Learn how it could help eliminate pain in specific areas of your joints.

By Casey Nilsson

How to Become a Health Advocate

Candace H. Lerman lives with a rare disease. She's also a driven patient advocate on Capitol Hill. Learn how she does it.

By Erin L. Boyle

11 Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Because AS is progressive and systemic, it can impact many different parts of the body. These are the potential complications you should know about.

By Charis Hill

Is Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Working?

Are your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms responding to your treatment plan? Use our assessment to find out whether your RA treatment plan may need adjustments to improve your everyday life.

By Gina Battaglia