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ARIA’s Evening at Alfano’s Featuring American Idol Finalist Jay Rosenberg

What: ARIA’s Evening at Alfano’s Featuring American Idol Finalist Jay Rosenberg Where: Alfano’s Restaurant 1702 Clearwater/ Largo Road Clearwater, FL 33756 When: Saturday, August 18th, 2012 Reception at 6:00 PM Singer/Song writer, Jay Rosenberg, also known to many as JayR. or JayRo grew up performing in the Tampa Bay area. Coming from a musical family he sang in the sunday school choir, he sang in school, he even sang in the corner when his

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Tai Chi Improves Pain in Arthritis

A bad fall caused Karen Strum, a 37 year-old Internet Marketer, to develop osteoarthritis in her spine. After reading that Tai Chi could help ease her pain, she decided to try it out and it didn’t take long to get her hooked. “With Tai Chi, I am able to relax, even though it is stretching and strengthening my muscles,” said Strum, a Tampa Bay resident who began Tai Chi three years ago. “Many of my older classmates consider this their primary

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Happy Feet
Happy  Feet

Our feet are marvels of engineering. Each foot contains about one-eighth of all the bones in our body and 33 joints, more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that provide support, balance and mobility. Without this amazing design, we wouldn’t be able to walk upright, run or dance. The foot may be the root of osteoarthritis elsewhere in the body. A study of more than 3,400 men and women older than 40 found that those with osteoarthritis in their

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10 Super Foods to Fight Osteoarthritis

Imagine a super food -- not a drug -- powerful enough to help you fight osteoarthritis by decreasing inflammation, improving joint flexibility and helping ease pain. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You'd surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering super foods are available right now in your local supermarket. #1 Bananas and Plantains Bananas and Plantains are high in magnesium and potassium which increases

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Portion Size Pitfalls: Restaurant Meals
Portion Size

When eating at many restaurants, it's hard to miss that portion sizes have gotten larger in the last few years. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta describes on their website the research showing that people unintentionally consume more calories when faced with larger portions. This can mean significant excess calorie intake, especially when eating high-calorie foods. Here’s an important tip to help you avoid a diet disaster at a restaurant.

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Its Time to Spring Forward!
Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings Time starts this month. Get ready for the sun to shine a little longer in the afternoons. The weather is also getting warmer. Which is great news for the many people who start their “spring cleaning” by getting serious about exercise. Remember, small changes go a long way toward achieving your goals. Commit to an exercise program. Set some goals. You can have fun doing it! Hold yourself accountable for your goals. If you tell

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Does diabetes hide osteoarthritis pain?

If you’re over 55, chances are you or someone you know has osteoarthritis, and maybe diabetes too. Lots of people have both. Osteoarthritis can really hurt. If you have osteoarthritis, you know EXACTLY what we mean…..or maybe you don’t. Would it interest you to know that even with severe osteoarthritis that the doctor can see on their x-ray, some people don’t hurt much at all? Doctors have been wondering for a long time why this happens.

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Patients advised to exercise despite arthritis pain

Anecdotal evidence over the years has shown exercise — even the most basic small moves — helps. Not until the past couple of decades, however, has exercise been examined scientifically as a treatment for osteoarthritis, with most of the focus on hips and knees. It is now generally accepted that exercise regimens that focus on cardiovascular conditioning and lower extremity strength training help manage the painful and often disabling symptoms.

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The Warning Signs of Osteoarthritis

This is the third in a series of general articles about osteoarthritis. The Warning Signs of Osteoarthritis STIFFNESS is a joint after getting out of bed or sitting for a long time. SWELLING in one or more joints A CRUNCHING FEELING or the sound of bone rubbing on bone. About a third of people whose x-rays show evidence of osteoarthritis report pain or other symptoms. For those who experience steady or intermittent pain, it is typically aggravated

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How Do You Know if You Have Osteoarthritis?

This is the second in a series of general articles about osteoarthritis. Usually, osteoarthritis comes on slowly. Early in the disease, your joints may ache after physical work or exercise. Later on, joint pain may become more persistent. You may also experience joint stiffness, particularly when you first wake up in the morning or have been in one position for a long time. Although osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, most often it affects the

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