Information to help you prevent illness and manage your health.

Managing Bad Days with Psoriatic Arthritis

If you have psoriasis, a progressive autoimmune condition that causes a painful rash, swelling, and redness along with scales on your skin, you have a 30% chance of developing psoriatic arthritis (PsA). As a chronic inflammatory disease, PsA disease can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in any joint in the body – such as the feet, knee, and fingers – and signs typically appear between the ages of 30 and 50.

How Stress and Worrying Affect Your Body

Everyone worries from time to time. Whether we’re running late for an appointment, caring for a sick child or struggling to figure out how to handle a major financial crisis, stress and worrying are natural and unavoidable parts of life. However, everyday worrying can sometimes spiral out of control, triggering anxiety and other mental health issues along with a variety of stress physical effects.

Group B Strep Disease – Symptoms and Causes

When we think of strep, what most often comes to mind is the contagious illness that comes with a painfully sore throat, swollen tonsils, fever, and other symptoms. However, strep throat is just one manifestation of the group A streptococcus bacteria, which also causes scarlet fever, impetigo, and other conditions and diseases.

How to Keep Your Bones Strong as You Age

Aging is a natural part of life – and one that’s often rewarding and enriching. But it can also come with its fair share of challenges, including weak bones. Because this thinning of bone mass can lead to osteoporosis, a condition in which thin bone density puts bones at high risk for fracture, it’s important to know that there are ways you can help maintain bone health.

What’s the Difference Between Migraine and Headaches?

When you’re struck by a pounding, throbbing or searing pain or pressure in your head, face, or back of the neck, the only thing you care about at that moment is finding relief. But because the best way to find relief can depend on whether you’re experiencing a headache or a migraine, it’s important to know the difference, especially if you find yourself suffering frequently.

How Low Testosterone Levels Can Affect Men

It’s long been said that men don’t often enough take the time to care for their own health. Whether it’s fear, embarrassment, or simply not wanting to go through the hassle of going to the doctor, there are many reasons men’s health too often gets put on the backburner. But there are even more reasons to make men’s health a priority.