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8 Sneaky Signs You May Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

Early diagnosis is key to staying active and independent. Watch for these red flags.

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9 Sneaky Signs You May Have Psoriasis

How can you tell if the thick red, scaly, itchy patches of skin appearing on your body are signs of psoriasis? The signs can be sneaky. We help you figure it all out.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-FL, and Candace Lerman on Capitol Hill.

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.