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  1. RA of Hope

    Donna Schwartz, a 62-year-old retiree, has the dream snowbird life. She produces and directs comedies at a local theater in Delray Beach, Fla., plays tennis, goes for long leisurely walks almost daily, and drives up to Long Island, N.Y., around the holidays to spend time with her grandchildren. But

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  2. Nutrition for Strength

    We've all heard the old adage "you are what you eat" -- and it's never as true as when you are feeling under the weather. During these times, what you eat and when you eat it can preserve strength, boost immunity, and help you feel better -- quicker. But for people battling arthritis, cancer, depres

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  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Finding the Right Medication for You

    For people with rheumatoid arthritis, medications are a fact of life -- helping control pain and swelling, and preventing damage to joints. The newest drugs can even stop the disease in its tracks. That's the good news -- the drugs keep improving, bringing real hope for the millions with this diseas

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  4. Is Your Surgeon Qualified to Perform Endoscopic Surgery?

    Not every surgeon can perform endoscopic surgery. To help you learn what to look for, we turned to some top minimally invasive surgeons. What would they ask a surgeon if they were patients? Here's what they said. What are the surgeon's credentials? "You need to ask why a surgeon is qualified," says

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  5. Making the Decision About Endoscopic Surgery

    Endoscopic or minimally invasive surgery is the hot new surgical trend. It can significantly reduce scarring and recovery time. But it isn't right for everyone. Here are some suggestions for things to do - and think about - before you and your doctor settle on an approach. Do some research. Is there

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  6. Taking NSAIDs? Protect Your Tummy

    Nearly every arthritis sufferer has taken a traditional painkiller like aspirin or Aleve. They are a great solution for relieving pain and inflammation, but there's a definite downside. These drugs often lead to more trouble including upset stomach and bleeding ulcers. There are some 20 traditional

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  7. Growing Pains: When Should Parents Worry?

    Like mumps and measles, growing pains are a rite of passage, a sign of growing up. Most parents take it in stride. "It's just growing pains," they tell their crying child. But what exactly are these pains? Why do some kids get severe pain, while others get none? Could the pain mean something is real

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  8. 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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  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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