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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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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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Do I have Osteoarthritis In My Feet and Hands?

Q. I suspect I have osteoarthritis in my feet and hands. I would like to know, and better yet, I'd like to find out more about your research studies. Is a test for osteoarthritis easy? I just had a bone density test 30 days ago, but didn't go back to get my results, but I can. Please let me know about the research studies and what to expect regarding testing for it. thanks. A. Dear RD, You asked seemingly simple and direct questions. I would like

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Emmeline A. Sangeorzan

Emmeline A. Sangeorzan Who knew a self administered survey with just over 130 questions, a physical exam and a few x-rays could be such a gold mine?! As ARIA’s biostatistician, I have the privilege of working with top epidemiologists to unravel some of the mysteries of osteoarthritis. There is still is so much to be learned about its etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis. Osteoarthritis can be defined in several ways: clinically, radiographically,

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Michele Barrett

I’ve been involved with ARIA for 10 years in various capacities. I’m very excited about the difference I make in supporting this important research. I see many people who have resigned themselves to getting osteoarthritis, as if it’s a given. But I know first-hand that’s not the case. You see, I’m also a study participant. It shocked me to find out at age 40 that I already had signs of osteoarthritis, specifically, in my hands. But there

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The Foot May Be The Root

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Foot May Be The Root Osteoarthritis in the foot may mean it will pop up in other sites Clearwater, Florida - 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 feet are three times more likely to also develop stiff, aching joints in their hands or knees. Even after considering the influence of age, gender

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