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10 Instagrammers With Ulcerative Colitis You Should Follow

Looking to connect with the UC community on Instagram? Check out these 10 awesome influencers with IBD.

By Mandy Morgan

12 Ways to Sleep Better With Low Back Pain

Poor sleep and back pain pretty much go hand-in-hand. The first line of defense so you can catch some Z's would be to treat your back pain — which you can do with cold or hot compresses, acupuncture, or changing up your mattress.

By Martin Reed

HealthCentral Tries It: Pilates With Rheumatoid Arthritis

When you combine the balancing aspect of yoga (but even more gentle) with the core focus of Pilates — and you throw in the bonus of relaxation — you have yourself a pretty beneficial workout for RA.

By Emil DeAndreis

The Ideal Hypothyroid Lifestyle

These simple changes that make a big impact, can help you live your best life with hypothyroidism. It’s about being aware of what’s going in to your body and when, and what you're doing with your body the rest of the day.

By Mary Shomon

To Live Your Best Life With RA, Practice Gratitude

It's easy to get caught up in the pain and fear of the unknown when you're living with rheumatoid arthritis. Practicing gratitude can improve your mental game by allowing you to see a world outside of RA. Here's how to do it!

By Cathy Kramer

How to Live When You’re in RA Limbo

If you’re lucky enough to reach a point when your RA meds are working wonderfully, and you’re not seeing any side effects of the chronic condition, you can either live with arms wide open, or in constant fear of its return. Your choice.

By Cathy Kramer

Mistakes You’re Making That Are Making Your Back Pain Worse

These are such simple everyday things that you probably don’t even realize they’re contributing to your back pain — like the foods you eat. Yep, they could be the culprit.

By Eileen Bailey

10 Ways to Prevent Back Pain

Back pain is a common health problem and can lead to physical disability. The best way to get ahead of back pain is to invest your time in these activities, before you’re investing in back pain health care (which can be expensive!).

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Eat This, Not That, For Ankylosing Spondylitis

While there isn’t a diet that will cure AS, there are certain things that you could be eating to help minimize your joint pain and swelling — or foods you’re eating that could be making it worse. Choose wisely.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Use Food to Heal You, Not Harm You

When you’re going through treatment for leukemia, your immune system may be weakened, exposing you to a higher risk of infection — which could even come from your food. Take these measures so your food heals you, not harms you.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN