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  1. Your 6-Week Exercise Plan for RA

    Learn more about starting -- and maintaining -- a manageable exercise plan if you have rheumatoid arthritis.

  2. Joint Protection Dos and Don’ts

    If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you need to be especially careful about protecting your joints from damage. Here are 7 tips for keeping joints in tiptop shape.

  3. Surgery for Tennis Elbow

    Surgery for tennis elbow may involve:cutting (releasing) the tendon and removing inflamed tissue from the tendon; or drilling small, shallow holes in the bone to encourage growth of new blood vessels.

  4. Lyme Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if a tick is attached to your body and you are unable to remove the entire tick, or you develop a circular red rash that expands over the course of several days, especially if you know you were recently exposed to ticks.

  5. Arthroscopy

    Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows your doctor to look at the inside of a joint in your body through a thin viewing instrument called an arthroscope.

  6. Lyme Disease - Symptoms

    Lyme disease may progress in stages from mild symptoms to serious, long-term disabilities if left untreated. There are three stages of Lyme disease: early localized, early disseminated, and late persistent.

  7. Lyme Disease - Medications

    Antibiotics, such as doxycycline or amoxicillin, are highly effective in treating Lyme disease. Read about Lyme disease medications.

  8. Lyme Disease - What Happens

    If you are bitten by a tick carrying Lyme disease bacteria, a circular skin rash often develops at the site of the tick bite within a month. The rash slowly expands and may become very large.

  9. Risser Sign in Scoliosis - Topic Overview

    The Risser sign helps measures the risk that a curve in the spine (scoliosis) will get worse, or progress. It measures how much mature bone has developed (ossification) in the upper rim of the pelvis (iliac crest). Values range from 0 (least ossification and greatest risk of progression) to 5 (complete ossification and least risk of progression). This is determined by an X-ray.

  10. Lyme Disease - Topic Overview

    Learn Lyme disease symptoms (bull's eye rash, or erythema migrans), causes (Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium), diagnosis, treatment, and transmission (tick bite).

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