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Massage Therapy and Arthritis: A Swedish Solution?

Massage Therapy and Arthritis: A Swedish Solution?

As the number of elderly and middle-aged Americans continues to grow, so does the prevalence of osteoarthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 52.5 million adults have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. By the ...

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Fighting Arthritis With Yoga

Fighting Arthritis With Yoga

Arthritis gets a lot of media attention, a trend which will only continue as America ages. Though both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are incurable diseases, a recent study indicates relief from these disorders might come from an unexpected source. Mental ...

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Obesity, Women and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity, Women and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis is frequently associated with eroding bone cartilage between joints. While osteoarthritis is the most common form of this condition, numerous American adults struggle daily with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A type of autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body’s ...

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Sitting and Disability Risk for Seniors

Sitting and Disability Risk for Seniors

There’s a good reason why the phrase “couch potato” is considered a pejorative term. People who spend hours on end anchored to their coach generally aren’t in the best of shape, and as a result tend to be in less-than-ideal ...

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Another Type of Pain: The Symptoms of Gout

Another Type of Pain: The Symptoms of Gout

There are some conditions that everyone knows about, and there are others that are less well known. For example, if you’re not familiar with it, you probably don’t know what gout is and how it affects the body. Though it ...

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Gardening With Arthritis: Ways to Keep Pain at Bay

Gardening With Arthritis: Ways to Keep Pain at Bay

Arthritis is a painful disease that 50 million Americans suffer with every year. Despite its severity, it’s still possible for those with arthritis to enjoy regular physical activity. Arthritis sufferers who like to garden, for instance, don’t necessarily have to ...

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The Chronic Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Chronic Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis

When the term “arthritis” is mentioned, most people think of the common joint pains caused by the wear and tear of aging. And to be sure, in most cases this is an accurate perception. In 2005, an estimated 27 million ...

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The Areas Most Vulnerable to Bone Fractures

The Areas Most Vulnerable to Bone Fractures

Pizza is generally not considered health food, but you won’t find anyone blaming it for broken bones. Well, with the notable exception of Nate Burleson. The Detroit Lions wide receiver broke his arm in a September 2013 car crash, putting ...

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A Look at the Top Health Risks Facing Seniors

A Look at the Top Health Risks Facing Seniors

Everyone is aware of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but did you know that Grandparents have their own day as well? Yep, it’s true – since 1978, September 8th has been officially been designated as “Grandparent’s day.” There is certainly ...

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The Purpose and Benefits of MRIs

On July 11th, 2013, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter played in his first baseball game since fracturing his left ankle in October 2012. Unfortunately for Yankees fans, the future Hall-of-Famer didn’t make it through a single game before injuring ...

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