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  1. The Brave Face

    Diagnosed with disfiguring lupus at 12, Nicole Paxson channeled her frustrations into an innovative makeup line.

  2. Fibromyalgia and Medical Marijuana

    Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome, is hard to treat and impossible to cure. With pain so debilitating, patients may wonder about trying medical marijuana to ease their discomfort. Still widely controversial, "medical marijuana" refers to the smoked form of the drug. It does not refer to the synt

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  3. Scientists Search For Rheumatoid Arthritis Genes

    After a half-dozen pint-sized robots organize genetic material onto plates and feed it into computers, Peter K. Gregersen, MD, painstakingly mines the data, hoping to discover the unique genes that make some people more susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Gregersen, head of the Feinstein Insti

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  4. Can the New Wave of Watery Workouts Help Your Arthritis?

    Last one in the water is a ... Remember this challenge from your childhood? For today's fitness-conscious adults, it has new meaning. Don't be the last person to discover the new wave of water workouts -- for strength and cardio training, flexibility, relaxation, rehabilitation, and weight managemen

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  5. Pain Relief: How NSAIDs Work

    NSAIDs -- or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- are among the most common pain relief medicines in the world. Every day more than 30 million Americans use them to soothe headaches, sprains, arthritis symptoms, and other daily discomforts, according to the American Gastroenterological Associatio

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  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Keeping a Positive Outlook

    The stress of waging a constant health battle can get to you. Day after day, week after week. It's easy to get down, depressed. Just ask Carla Guillory. She's become an expert at what psychiatrists call realistic optimism -- reining in your thoughts, keeping fears and negativity at bay. It's been Gu

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  7. Arthritis diets and supplements: Do they work?

    Many people with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) seek relief by buying the latest book or nutritional supplement claiming to relieve or cure arthritis, or they take advice from a neighbour who swore that eating gin-soaked raisins eased her symptoms. How do you navigate this grey ar

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  8. An Exercise Fix for Knee Osteoarthritis

    Jerry Wade used to love bird-watching with his wife, an avid birder. "I'm not a birder myself, but I like being active and getting out there with her," he says. "Bird-watching puts you into natural areas and some rough terrain -- it's not an easy physical activity." But in the fall of 2005, the 66-y

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  9. Living With Lupus: Lenaki's Story

    I had always been an athletic, healthy person, but in my late 30s my body started sending signals that something was wrong. I was tired all the time. I had no energy. I even started losing my hair. When I went to my doctor, the staff ran blood tests, but nothing ever pointed to a specific diagnosis.

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  10. RA of Hope

    Donna Schwartz, a 62-year-old retiree, has the dream snowbird life. She produces and directs comedies at a local theater in Delray Beach, Fla., plays tennis, goes for long leisurely walks almost daily, and drives up to Long Island, N.Y., around the holidays to spend time with her grandchildren. But

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