8 Inflammatory Ingredients Arthritis Sufferers Should Avoid

Sugar can trigger an inflammatory response

Arthritis sufferers are constantly combating inflammation. The body lives in a delicate state where many factors can spark an inflammatory reaction. Triggers may differ from patient to patient, but a common variable is food. The simple answer is a lot of different foods. That’s because there are several ingredients that […]

9 Ways to Optimize Your Diet for Psoriasis

Psoriatic patient works on her diet

Clinical research has yet to show that any one particular diet provides significant benefits against the symptoms of psoriasis. Still, many patients have reported that specific foods can either trigger a flare-up or help improve their symptoms. What’s our take on this? As long as you’re able to maintain a […]

Is that Psoriasis or Another Type of Rash? Find Out Now

Woman concerned that rash may be a symptom of psoriasis

Is that just a rash or is it psoriasis? Something plenty of dermatologists have been asked over the years. But what is psoriasis and can you learn enough to differentiate this skin condition from the more common varieties of rash. Psoriasis is actually an autoimmune disorder. Meaning? It’s a skin […]

8 Cholesterol-Lowering Foods You’ll Enjoy Eating

Family lowers cholesterol by preparing healthier meals

It’s summer time and you want to make your diet a little more heart-healthy. Taking steps to lower your cholesterol is definitely a good way to do that and the following foods can help. On top of that, it’s not as difficult to improve your diet and a overall lifestyle as you may […]

Best Ways Diabetics Can Protect Their Kidneys

Doctor talks to patient about their kidney health

The kidneys are vital organs that deserve your attention, especially if you have been diagnosed with diabetes. They can be put at risk if diabetics don’t take steps to protect them. In fact, the leading cause of early death for diabetics is kidney disease. Your kidneys probably aren’t the first thing […]

Join Us for a Blood Drive on July 9th

Come donate blood in DeLand

Do you have any major plans for July 9th? We’d love for you to come out from 11 AM – 4 PM that Thursday for a blood drive to support the American Red Cross. The team at Avail Clinical Research is teaming up with OneBlood and WMMO 98.9 for this […]

Summer Travel Tips for Gastroparesis

Woman with gastroparesis traveling in Europe

Are you living with gastroparesis? This condition can be difficult enough to control when staying at home, but traveling presents a whole new list of challenges. If you’re going to travel with a chronic illness, than preparation is essential. It is possible to manage your gastroparesis symptoms while also having […]

What Are the Most Common Signs of Fibromyalgia?

Doctor discusses implications of chronic pain with patient

Are you concerned that you might have fibromyalgia? This syndrome is extremely hard to diagnose and it’s quite common for cases to go years before it’s identified. Your doctor will not be able to tell right away either, since there are no scans or blood tests for fibromyalgia. Perhaps you have been […]

7 Foods That’ll Lower High Blood Pressure

Bowl of oatmeal with heart healthy berries

This may come as a shock, but studies have shown that about 70 million adults in America have high blood pressure– that’s nearly 1 in every 3 people! It’s a serious health problem in this country. In fact, high blood pressure (hypertension) is a leading cause of kidney disease, heart […]

Have Arthritis? 6 Teas to Try this Summer!

Woman with arthritis serving tea

Are you a fan of tea? Well, you might not realize just what kind of benefit this ancient beverage can provide for arthritis sufferers. Tea possesses some incredible anti-inflammatory properties which could help provide some relief against inflamed joints. Tea can easily compliment ongoing arthritis treatments designed to reduce pain […]

What Causes Kidney Disease & Renal Impairment?

Woman with hypertension at risk for renal impairment

Did you know that about 26 million Americans are living with kidney disease? The CDC estimates that 1 in every 10 adults has developed some level of renal impairment, but most don’t even realize they are at risk. Research has helped identify many of the most common risk factors. If […]

8 Travel Tips for Arthritis Patients

Woman with arthritis relaxing on Florida vacation

Summer time is right around the corner and that means vacations are coming up for many of our readers. Unfortunately for someone living with osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), traveling can come with it’s own unique set of issues. In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month this year, we wanted […]

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