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Traps and Bunkers – 2013

Guns and Golf by ARIA What: ARIA's Traps and Bunkers 4-person teams compete in trapshooting in the morning followed by a golf scramble in afternoon. Where: Crescent Oaks Country Club 12711 Patterson Rd Odessa, FL 33556 When: Saturday | April 20th, 2012 9:30 am (please arrive by 9:15 am) Cost: $100 per person Includes: 35 clay targets, 1 1/2 bxs of shells (35 rounds), gun rental (if needed), Lunch of hamburger or hot dog with a beer or soft drink,

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3rd Annual Walk-a-Thon at Heritage Springs

3rd Annual Walk-a-Thon at Heritage Springs What: 3rd Annual Walk-a-Thon at Heritage Springs In memory of Bobby “Blue” Pellechio Where: Heritage Springs Clubhouse 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway Trinity, Fl. 34655 When: Sunday | March 10th, 2012 5K Walk starts at 8:00 am and the 1-mile walk starts at 8:30 am Come join us for a fun-filled day to help support a good cause! Prizes, drinks and after-race snacks provided. Browse pictures below of

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Hiba Fatima – Intern

My name is Hiba Fatima; I am currently a sophomore at the University of South Florida in Tampa. My major is Microbiology. My interests include research, particularly in the fields of epidemiology, infectious disease, and global health. I went to Palm Harbor University high school and was part of the medical magnet program, being a part of that program taught me much about the medical field and opened many doors for me; I would not be able to do my

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Which Tests Should I Get to Check for Osteoarthritis?

We recently had a question asked to us via our Get Answers page and decided to share it: Their Question: I have been told I have osteoarthritis but have had no tests how do I know apart from the stiffness and the pain I have please. Our Answer: Thank you for your question about diagnosing Osteoarthritis. I hope this answers your question. Please let us know if you have any more questions. A doctor can usually tell a patient has osteoarthritis based

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Nutrition and Osteoarthritis – Video
Nutrition and Osteoarthritis

Nutritional Video Guide for Osteoarthritis Patients - Researchers continue to look at the role diet plays in arthritis. While evidence is accumulating, anyone with arthritis can benefit from a diet that provides adequate macronutrients and micronutrients to prevent deficiencies. Some examples of these nutrients include vitamins, minerals, proteins and carbohydrates. Doctors recommend a balanced diet with variety and moderation. View our Nutritional

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Increase Your Bone Density!

Magnesium Supplements - Sure, eating bananas is good for osteoarthritis due to the potassium, but did you know magnesium benefits bones, too? One large study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and using subjects from the Framingham Heart Study found people who ate diets high in potassium and magnesium had higher bone density readings and stronger bones than those who didn’t. “Magnesium has been known to help alleviate symptoms

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Berry Good for You!

Blueberry Antioxidants - Berries of all types are sweet and delicious. They’re full of fiber, so you’ll feel full faster. Berries also pack a walloping antioxidant punch! Antioxidants protect your body against inflammation and free radicals, molecules that can damage cells and organs. James Joseph, PhD, director of the Neuroscience Lab at the United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University,

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Here fishy, fishy…

Eat Your Fish! The Osteoarthritis Diet - Can the foods you eat have an impact on osteoarthritis inflammation? Many experts think so. You’ll need to go on a modified pescetarian diet if you want to try this. Let me go into detail about the diet especially designed for osteoarthritis. Not only can omega-3s found in fish significantly reduce joint pain and shorten the duration of morning stiffness, but studies, such as those reported in the American

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Glucosamine Chondroitin
Glucosamine Chondroiton

Supplements May Help with Moderate-to-Severe Osteoarthritis Pain - The Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT), which was cosponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and NIAMS, assessed the effectiveness and safety of glucosamine and chondroitin when taken together or separately. The trial found that the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate did not provide significant relief

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Another Reason to go GREEN!
Green Tea

Green Tea Anti-Inflammatory - Many studies have shown that green tea possesses anti-inflammatory properties. One study showed that mice predisposed to a condition similar to human osteoarthritis had mild arthritis and little evidence of cartilage damage and bone erosion when green tea polyphenols were added to their drinking water. Another study showed that when added to human cartilage cell cultures, the active ingredients in green tea inhibited

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