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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 10 Habits That Can Wreck Joint Health

      You know high heels might cause achy joints. But those aren’t the only things that aren't so good for your joints. What you do -- or don't do -- every day can make a big difference in how your joints feel and function, both now and in the long term. Here are 10 habits that you should break, for your

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    8. How to Strengthen Your Joints

      As you age, you lose muscle and bone mass, which can lead to joint problems. Building and maintaining joint strength now can help you stay active and ward off problems down the road. Exercise improves bone density and keeps the muscles that surround your joints strong, says A. Lynn Millar, PhD, prof

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    9. Eat Right to Maintain Healthy Joints

      What you eat can help keep your joints and the bones that support them strong. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet will help your joints, says sports nutritionist Nancy Clark, author of Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook. “We want to go toward more natural, closer to the earth, and less-processed

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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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