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How To Spot An Arthritic Condition

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How To Spot An Arthritic Condition

My mother used to knit socks, hats, sweaters, scarves, and other items. She would send these items to relatives or donate to various church sales throughout the year.  She enjoyed knitting, which may explain why we never had a cat. Once I left home I noticed that she wasn’t knitting anymore. I have no idea…

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Go Your Own Way – 3 Tips To Help The Elderly Maintain Independence

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Go Your Own Way - 3 Tips To Help The Elderly Maintain Independence

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” One of the things that might cause the elderly to lose their zest for life is the becoming dependent on others. That was certainly the case for my elderly uncle. While he was…

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When Is It Time To Undergo Hand Surgery?

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When Is It Time To Undergo Hand Surgery?

Our hands are among the most useful and the most versatile parts of the body; everyday, we use them to clean ourselves, feed ourselves, and to fend not only for ourselves but for our family as well. Can you recall a day in which you did not ever need to use your hands for anything…

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Returning to Work After Knee Replacement Highly Likely for Patients

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Returning to Work After Knee Replacement Highly Likely for Patients

For many individuals, especially those who work in a field that requires physical mobility, deciding to undergo knee replacement surgery qualifies as a major decision. Besides the concerns that accompany any surgical procedure, a knee surgery guarantees several months of recovery and decreased mobility, which can cause a patient to miss a sizeable amount of…

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What To Expect In Physical Therapy

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What To Expect In Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can do wonders for someone recovering from an injury, surgery, or a debilitating medical condition. It’s also widely prescribed to people as they age in order to deal with pain and stiffness from arthritis and other common ailments. But if you’ve never been to physical therapy before, you might not know what to…

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Ready For Spring? Exercises For Those With RA

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Ready For Spring? Exercises For Those With RA

Spring has sprung, and everyone likes to get outside for a little exercise once the weather turns warm. For rheumatoid arthritis patients, however, the painful, swollen and burning joints caused by RA often make exercising seem impossible. But most RA patients know that exercise can actually reduce the pain and stiffness in joints. To get…

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6 Awesome Apps If You Have RA

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6 Awesome Apps If You Have RA

Do you need help relieving the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis? These six awesome iTunes apps can help you track your symptoms, discover new treatments, learn how to meditate or even inspire you to try yoga for RA. Read on for the high-tech way to help manage rheumatoid arthritis symptoms: My Pain Diary  (iTunes, $4.99)…

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Relation Between Arthritis and Diabetes

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Relation Between Arthritis and Diabetes

In earlier times, it was not necessary that an individual with diabetes is likely to get arthritis or vice versa. However, few recent researches revealed that people diagnosed with diabetes have also got risk of getting arthritis in their respective lives. Diabetes is basically a metabolic disorder during which the patient’s body either stops synthesizing…

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3 Superfoods for Super Energy

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3 Superfoods for Super Energy

Energy does not come in a bottle or from a cup of coffee. The energy to move around and stay productive in everyday life comes from the healthy foods that you eat. If you eat the right foods, you will get the right energy. Here are three superfoods that will boost your energy levels the…

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Fitness Tips For Seniors

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Fitness Tips For Seniors

After retirement, many individuals find themselves with more free time than they know what to do with.  Finding meaningful, healthy ways to use this excess time can be a challenge.  While opportunities abound for older adults to connect with loved ones, volunteer in the community, or even learn a new hobby or skill one of…

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