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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. WebMD Presents: Arthritis - Therapy in Motion - Stretching

    If arthritis pain has you chained to your chair, you must do what you dread most: Get up and move that aching body. Otherwise, it will only get worse. By staying put, you allow your muscles and ligaments to tighten up, so your joints won't bend as far as they used to. You also burn fewer calories, a

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  6. 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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  7. How Osteoarthritis Affects Your Knee

    How Osteoarthritis Affects Your Knee

  8. Easy meals, recipes, and tips for the kitchen

    Everyone wants to save time and energy in the kitchen. It's particularly important when aching joints from arthritis turn preparing a meal into a monumental task.

  9. 8 Myths About Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a poorly understood form of arthritis, and myths about RA abound. Here are the top myths and the facts about this type of arthritis.

  10. A Positive Outlook: Natural Healing for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Realistic optimism fuels the body's immune system and triggers natural painkillers.

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