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Does Weather Affect Psoriatic Arthritis?

It’s not in your head. Changing temps can impact the severity of flare-ups associated with PsA. Here’s what you need to know.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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9 Top Tips for Traveling With Eczema—Minus Any Flare-ups!

Redness and flakes needn’t be a vacation eventuality. Here's how to prep and pack like a pro so you, and your skin, can truly enjoy the trip.

By Dori Price
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Doctor’s Orders: Your Psoriasis Needs a Vacay

Set your out-of-office. Hide your to-do list. Here are stress-reducing vacation ideas that can help clear psoriasis flares.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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6 Last-Minute Beach Reads That Lift You Up

There's still time: Grab one of these feel-good books and hit the hammock!

By Meryl Davids Landau
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6 Tips for Staying Hydrated With IBD

For many living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, staying hydrated can be hard. Here are tips for avoiding dehydration in the hot summer months.

By Brian Greenberg
Woman sunbathing at the beach.

Could Tanning Be Addictive?

Research shows that tanning might be more than for vanity – it could be an addictive behavior.

By Eileen Bailey
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Here's Why Humidity and Cold Air Trigger Asthma

Every asthmatic should be aware that both humidity and cold air are two very common asthma triggers. So why is this? And what can you do about it?

By John Bottrell
Mother putting insect spray on son on hike in woods.

Lyme Disease, Other Tickborne Disease Rates Are on the Rise

Incidence of tickborne infections in the U.S. has risen significantly in the past 10 years, and it’s crucial to develop vaccines to prevent them.

By Diane Domina
Woman drinking tea and reading on couch at home.

Mini-Vacations for Caregivers Who Can't Get Away

While summer is the traditional time for vacations, caregivers often can’t really get away for a weekend out of town, much less a two-week trip. However, there are ways to pack in a mini-vacation without traveling. Here are 10 ideas.

By Dorian Martin
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Summer Excursions for Elders and Their Caregivers

Summer is a time when it’s generally easier for elders to be out and about than when snow and ice are an issue. Even if our loved ones have dementia, severe arthritis, or lung issues, there are things we can do with them that brings them joy.

By The Candid Caregiver