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    1. Keep Your Joints Healthy Every Day

      Living with osteoarthritis is a long-term proposition. It’s your job to stay active and keep your joints healthy so that you can do the things you want and need to do, as independently as you can, for as long as you can. “There’s nothing that I as a physician can do to slow the progression of osteoa

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    2. Could Losing Weight Ease Your Arthritis Pain?

      For 12 years, Robin Lutchansky spent most of her time in a wheelchair. The pain from her severe osteoarthritis, first diagnosed in her early 30s, made it difficult to walk more than short distances. Then, a little over three years ago, Lutchansky found her way to a pain management clinic that taught

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    3. Fibromyalgia and Diet

      If you have fibromyalgia, you've probably wondered if there are ways to modify your diet to improve symptoms such as fatigue and muscle pain. Research hasn't shown that there are specific foods that all fibromyalgia patients should avoid or add to their diets. But it may still be worthwhile to take

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    4. New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A knee or hip joint replacement may provide a surprising benefit: better heart health. In a study of 2,200 people older than 55 with arthritis, researchers found that the odds of a serious heart problem or death were 37

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    5. Dealing With Osteoarthritis? Try WebMD's Joint-Friendly Walking Program

      The hardest part of starting an exercise program is, well ... getting started. This can be an especially daunting task if you have osteoarthritis (OA), the wear-and-tear form of arthritis that causes joint pain and loss of function for 27 million Americans. But "the more you move, the better you wil

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    6. Arthritis Pain, Intimacy, and Sex

      If you have arthritis, there are plenty of reasons why you might not feel like having sex. Painful or stiff joints and limited mobility may make sex seem more like a chore than a pleasure. You may feel self conscious about changes in your body. Or you may simply feel too fatigued at the end of the d

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    7. Most Teens With Fibromyalgia Have Pain as Adults

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds. About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fi

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    8. Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe RA

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although hip and knee replacements are common, a similar surgery to replace diseased shoulder joints also appears worthwhile for rheumatoid arthritis patients whose severe shoulder pain and stiffness can't be eased by

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    9. Hormone Therapy & Joint Replacement Surgery in Women

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start hormone replacement therapy after having had hip or knee replacement surgery may cut their risk of needing another procedure in the same joint by nearly 40 percent, a new study suggests. About 2 percent

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    10. Tai Chi: A Gentle Way to Help Your Joints

      Maybe your knees twinge, your hips creak, or your shoulders are stiff. There's an excellent chance that tai chi can help. This meditative martial art -- which features slow, gentle movements and deep breathing -- is a traditional Chinese mind-body practice that traces its roots back thousands of yea

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