Not Your Granddad’s Disease: Here’s What to Know About Gout

Gout. Unless you’ve suffered it firsthand, you could dismiss it as something your grandfather might have had. Despite its fuddy-duddy name, gout – a type of arthritis that occurs when extra uric acid in the body forms crystals in the joints – affects …[Read more...]

How to Avoid a Gout Flare Up

Even though it was 15 years ago, I still remember the pain. I stepped out of my mom’s car and collapsed on the ground in agony. The pain was so intense I thought I had stepped on a scorpion and actually looked around for the poor creature. (This was …[Read more...]