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    1. How to Manage Your RA and Get Relief

      One night Stephanie Hass, then 34, collapsed on her couch, completely exhausted. When she woke up, she could hardly move. "All my major joints were swollen -- my knees, shoulders, ankles, wrists, hands. It was so painful I couldn't walk. It felt like there were knives in my feet," she says. Hass was

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    2. Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Ten weeks after treatment, the pain scores of patients given acupuncture dropped an average of 41 percent, co

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    3. Managing Gout Between Flares

      An attack of gout can be so painful that most people would do anything to avoid another. Unfortunately, flare-ups often occur. Studies show that people who have suffered a first attack of gout have a 62% chance of suffering another within a year. The odds climb to almost 80% within two years. "Over

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    4. Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?

      If you're in a lot of pain when you walk or get up from a chair, and you can't keep up with your daily activities, you might wonder: Should I think about knee replacement surgery? More than 700,000 in the U.S. get it done every year. And most of them get big-time pain relief and can go back to their

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    5. How to Take Care of Your Joints

      Just as the tread on your tires wears away over time, the cartilage that cushions your joints can break down, too. It's a condition called osteoarthritis. And without enough padding, your bones will hurt when they rub against each other. Frayed cartilage can't heal or grow back. "There's no way to r

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    6. Joint Replacement: Risks vs. Benefits

      After a skiing injury 30 years ago, Bert Pepper, MD, got osteoarthritis in his left knee. "I stopped skiing and gave up tennis, running, and other sports that are tough on the knee," he says. "I turned to speed-walking to stay fit, but the knee kept me from walking at a good pace." As his pain got w

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    7. Lyme-Causing Ticks Expand Their Range in U.S.

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ticks that transmit Lyme disease are now found in nearly half of all counties in the United States, a much broader swath than was seen in the late 1990s, researchers report. The findings show "that the distribution of Lyme

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    8. Can Supplements Help With Fibromyalgia?

      If you've got pain, tiredness, and sleep trouble that go along with fibromyalgia, you may wonder if supplements can give you some relief. Medical experts are wrestling with the same question. "While research on certain supplements is promising, it's still too early to say for sure if they help," say

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    9. RA: Best and Worst Supplements and Herbs

      People in some parts of the world have used herbal remedies to treat diseases for centuries. But in the United States, we tend to rely heavily on traditional Western medicine. Still, the use of dietary supplements has taken off in the last few decades. A 2011 survey from the CDC found that more than

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    10. FDA Approves New Gout Drug

      Dec. 23, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the use of Zurampic (lesinurad) to reduce high levels of uric acid -- hyperuricemia -- in the blood, a major contributor to the painful condition known as gout. The drug is meant to be used in combination with an already appr

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