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  1. Eating Right With Limited Mobility

    If you're living with arthritis, the simplest tasks can seem Herculean -- especially when they involve preparing and eating meals. You're not alone. Opening a carton of milk, slicing a tomato, or making a sandwich can be overwhelming to the millions of people with arthritis and other conditions that

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  2. Taking NSAIDs? Protect Your Tummy

    Nearly every arthritis sufferer has taken a traditional painkiller like aspirin or Aleve. They are a great solution for relieving pain and inflammation, but there's a definite downside. These drugs often lead to more trouble including upset stomach and bleeding ulcers. There are some 20 traditional

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  3. Joint Pain Not Inevitable With Age

    Creaky, achy joints. A twinge in the knee. A sharp shooting pain from the shoulder to the elbow. No big deal, right? Wrong. All too often, we assume joint pain is a normal part of aging that we just have to learn to live with. Nothing could be further from the truth, say experts, pointing to a wealt

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  4. Is Less-Invasive Hip Replacement Best for You?

    Less cutting sounds like a good thing when it comes to hip replacement. But experts say knowing the right questions to ask is key to determining if this new technique is for you. Research recently presented at a meeting of orthopaedic specialists shows that patients often fare no better with minimal

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  5. Growing Pains: When Should Parents Worry?

    Like mumps and measles, growing pains are a rite of passage, a sign of growing up. Most parents take it in stride. "It's just growing pains," they tell their crying child. But what exactly are these pains? Why do some kids get severe pain, while others get none? Could the pain mean something is real

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  6. Arthritis Diet Claims: Fact or Fiction

    By presidential proclamation, we're living in the National Bone and Joint Decade, 2002-2011, and that means we should be seeing a surge in research into causes and treatments of arthritis and other diseases. Meanwhile, many people with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) seek relief by

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  7. Vitamin D: Vital Role in Your Health

    Vitamins like C and E continue to be the darlings of many supplement lovers. But those vitamin superstars are being forced to share their throne with the long neglected vitamin D, which is finally getting the attention it may have always deserved. No doubt, you're probably familiar with the role of

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  8. Arthritis and Weather

    Many of us have an older relative who claims to have an arthritic joint with the power to tell the future, at least meteorologically. She will stare out the window on a perfectly pleasant, sunny day, distractedly rubbing her painful shoulder, and proclaim solemnly, "A storm's a comin'." She's hardly

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  9. WebMD Presents: Arthritis - Therapy in Motion - Aquatics

    Every time you take a step, you put three to seven times the weight of your body on your joints. Take that same step in water, and the natural buoyancy of H2O gently lifts the pressure off your joints, while still allowing you to work your muscles. People with arthritis increasingly turn to water ex

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  10. WebMD Presents: Arthritis - Therapy in Motion - Strengthening

    When our joints hurt, our instinct whispers "don't move." Yet our muscles weaken from not being used enough. When weak, they can't support our weight. This increases pressure on the joints and causes greater pain. "The muscles are what help to bear the stress on the joint," says Bernard Rubin, chief

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