When you suffer from hip pain, it can feel like the world is moving around you while your life is stuck on pause. Take a step to find out if joint replacement is an option to get you back to doing ...

We Miss You at The Dinner Party

By Laura Zuiderveen In 2005, my knee pain started to put my life on pause. I am a classically trained opera singer and motorcycle enthusiast. For more than 30 years I’ve performed with groups ...

Why I Got Knee Replacement Surgery and How it Helped Me Get My Life Back

Ulcerative colitis (UC) affects about 700,000 people in the United States. In a single year, about 20 percent have moderate disease activity and 1 to 2 percent have severe disease activity. ...

True Stories: Living with Ulcerative Colitis

There are a number of medical treatments available to manage ulcerative colitis. Modern therapy is targeted at preventing flares and inducing remission (at least temporarily). These medications, ...

Natural Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic, remitting-relapsing autoimmune disease of the lining of the colon (large intestine) that can have symptom-free periods followed by flare-ups. This disease ...

Ulcerative Colitis: Tips for Dealing with Flares

Overview Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that mainly affects the lining of the large intestine (colon). This autoimmune disease has a relapsing-remitting course, ...

Can Ulcerative Colitis Be Cured?

Coping with ulcerative colitis is no easy thing. The chronic disease, which may affect as many as 700,000 people in the United States, causes inflammation and sores in the lining of the colon and ...

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Options

Overview Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic disease that consists of periods of flare-ups followed by periods of remissions. This means you can go through symptom-free periods for weeks, ...

Restarting with Ulcerative Colitis: Resources for Getting Your Condition Under Control

Ulcerative colitis and diet Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes cramping and chronic diarrhea. It can often be managed with medication, but paying attention ...

Ulcerative Colitis and the Paleo Diet

Besides following your doctor's advice and taking your medication as prescribed, you can also make some changes to your diet to help you manage your symptoms. You should: Avoid foods ...

Managing the Symptoms of UC

Although ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic disorder, the right treatment can help you achieve remission for long periods of time. The goal of treatment is to achieve long-term remission ...

Doctor Discussion Guide: Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Although there's no one particular diet for people with ulcerative colitis, there are some general guidelines and recipes that may help keep your symptoms at ...

Ulcerative Colitis: Diet Plan and Guidelines

Managing a First Date with Ulcerative Colitis Let's face it: First dates can be tough. Add in the bloating, stomach pain, and sudden bouts of bleeding and diarrhea that come with ulcerative ...

Dating with Ulcerative Colitis

Treating ulcerative colitis has two main goals: helping to subdue your flare-up and maintaining it so you have fewer flare-ups. Biologics are among the newest drugs available for treating ...

Treating Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis with Biologics

What Is Ulcerative Colitis? Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD comprises a group of diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis occurs when ...

Ulcerative Colitis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis. It's a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis that develops in the major joints. PsA is ...

When Are Biologics an Option to Treat PsA?

What are psoriatic arthritis flare-ups? Some people who have psoriasis (a skin condition with red, itchy, scaly patches) develop a form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. This ...

Understanding Moderate to Severe Psoriatic Arthritis Flare-Ups

A painful condition Psoriatic arthritis is a painful type of arthritis that leads to joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. If you have psoriasis, it is possible that you may also develop ...

Treatment Options for Moderate to Severe Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes joint inflammatory pain that occurs in conjunction with skin inflammation and scaly skin patches or psoriasis. Finger and toe joints are commonly affected by ...

Easy Exercises to Prevent Hand Stiffness

Help for pain and damage prevention Psoriasis doesn't only affect your skin. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, about 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop a ...

Put a Stop to Psoriatic Arthritis Pain

What Is Psoriatic Arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic form of inflammatory arthritis. It can develop in people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes patches of ...

Best Natural Remedies for Psoriatic Arthritis

If you have psoriatic arthritis (PsA), you know that managing the pain is an ongoing endeavor. While there's no cure for the disease, there are proven ways to reduce or lessen your pain. ...

Protect Your Joints

Psoriatic arthritis and exercise Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of arthritis that occurs in some people who have psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes patches of red, ...

Exercise and Fitness Tips for Psoriatic Arthritis

Understanding PsA Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory form of arthritis. It develops in the major joints of some people with psoriasis. In fact, up to 30 percent of people ...

Treating Severe PsA: Doctor Discussion Guide

What is psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that develops in people who have psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition that causes patches of red, dry skin. Up to 30 ...

How Is Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosed?

Crohn’s disease is a chronic, lifelong disorder that causes irritation and swelling in the lining of the digestive tract. If you have Crohn’s disease, you’ll likely go through periods of ...

How to Know If Your Crohn’s Is Advancing

Flare-ups are a sudden reactivation of symptoms for people living with Crohn’s. A flare-up can cause active inflammation anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract with: mouth sores ...

Crohn’s: Emergency Flare-Up Guide

Dr. Arun Swaminath is the director of the inflammatory bowel disease program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. We asked Dr. Swaminath to discuss how to achieve and maintain remission from ...

Achieving Remission with Crohn's: Q&A with a GI

Overview Crohn’s disease is a disorder that causes irritation and swelling in the lining of the digestive tract. It’s a chronic illness, so most people will experience symptoms on and off ...

Understanding Crohn's: The Remission and Relapse Cycle

Overview The first line of treatment for Crohn’s is typically medication, but more people are also seeking natural treatments to ease their symptoms. Natural treatments are sometimes called ...

Natural Treatments for Crohn's Disease

Corticosteroids Corticosteroids help reduce inflammation. Doctors prescribe corticosteroids for short-term relief of symptoms. Budesonide (Pulmicort) is usually used for mild and ...

Drugs to Treat Crohn’s Disease

Biologic drugs Crohn’s disease causes inflammation, swelling, and irritation in the lining of the digestive tract. If you have tried other treatments for Crohn’s disease and they haven’t ...

When Are Biologic Drugs an Option for Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease can involve any part of your intestinal tract. Inflammation from Crohn’s disease commonly causes abdominal pain and diarrhea. This inflammation can affect all layers of tissue in ...

Potential Long-Term Complications from Crohn’s

.contentImg { display: none; } Sponsored and created by: Merck January is Cervical Health Awareness Month – an important time to raise awareness about cervical cancer and other HPV-related ...

HPV and Cancer: What You Need to Know [Infographic]

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Carrie Martz and Brooke O'Connor teamed up to create a sexual wellness product that tackles the most common problems faced by everyone who owns a pleasure product. Carrie and Brooke are much ...

This Mom-Daughter Duo is Working Together to Keep Your Grown-up Toys Clean

Knee pain can sometimes make you feel like you are living our life on pause. Having strong muscles is a good way to keep knees healthy and may help prevent further injury, which is why exercise ...

Stretch and Strengthen: Knees

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For some women, using a sex toy is just a normal part of their sexual health. It may help them feel more connected to their bodies and improve intimacy with their partners. Other women may see ...

Do You Use Sex Toys?

Brought to you by: PARAGARD® Teva Women’s Health, Inc., the maker of PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive), a copperreleasing device that is placed in a woman’s uterus to prevent ...

Five Fast Facts about PARAGARD® (intrauterine copper contraceptive)

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Choices Matter in Postsurgical Pain Management

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After you've used an adult toy, there's an important step to remember - cleaning! The longer you wait to clean it, the more bacteria it can collect, increasing the chance of infections. Since ...

How do you clean your grown-up toys?

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The moms in our lives really seem to cover it all most days. From getting kids ready for school to taking care of sick family and from working in their own career to managing their family's health ...

Infographic: Tips for Busy Moms to Stay Healthy and Happy

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We partnered with LiveHealth® Online to ask our community of moms how they use technology to manage their health and the health of their families. Check out the infographic below to see what we ...

Infographic: Are You a Tech Savvy Mom? See What our Community Said!

Sponsored and created by: MerckSeptember is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month – an important time to learn more about gynecological cancers and the impact they can have on the lives of women and ...

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know About HPV

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We get it, sometimes it's hard to talk about sex. But remember, it's important for a healthy relationship. Fiera®, a new sexual wellness product, is here to help change the conversation around ...

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Dr. Friedman, a member of EmpowHER’s Medical Advisory Board, along with Dr. Dae will be hosting a videoconference on "Hormonal and Nonhormonal Treatment for Menopause" on Sunday March 6, 2016 at 6 ...

"Hormonal and Nonhormonal Treatment for Menopause" Videoconference Sunday March 6, 2016

While menopause is a natural stage of life, it may bring with it a variety of symptoms. Some women experience very few symptoms, while others have more intense ones. Even when women experience the ...

What Menopause Symptoms Are Affecting You the Most?

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Sponsored by: Fiera® There are so many ways to show and tell someone you love them. And we all have different ways of doing that. According to Dr. Gary Chapman, there are five main love ...

Quiz: What's Your Love Language?

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Via UnsplashAre you ready to spread the word and join the conversation about women’s sexual health? Discover Fiera, a woman’s sexual wellness product that increases sexual arousal and desire. We ...

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Menopause can be a confusing and challenging time not only for women, but also for men as they try to support their significant other. It's important to have a conversation around menopause as a ...

Have You Talked With Your Significant Other About Menopause?