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Exercise Tips and Recommendations for People with Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Safely strengthening the muscles around painful joints is one of the best ways to alleviate joint pain and keep the pain from returning. In fact, keeping muscles strong and flexible is one of the best ways to keep joint pain from occurring in the fir...

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7 Steps to Avoiding Knee Pain

Human beings are well designed for many things. We have large brains for poetry and quantum mechanics; we are good long distance runners, and of course have these awesome opposable thumbs. Unfortunately, some parts are not designed very well for our ...

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How to Exercise with Osteoarthritis

When a patient has arthritis pain in the knee, exercise may not be at the top of the list of desired activities. However, exercise can help increase flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength, and can help control weight. It also can help strength...

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9 Tips for Creating a Successful Exercise Program

New Year’s Resolutions are often the times when people consider making lifestyle changes, including in creating a new (and successful!) exercise program. Don’t wait until January 1 to change your lifestyle! Here are some tips for creating an effectiv...

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Getting the Most Out of a Doctor's Visit

Do you ever visit the doctor and wish you had remembered all the questions you were going to ask? Or that you were - figuratively - speaking the same language? Here are some tips to ensure that you and your doctor are on the same page.

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10 Surprising Facts About Arthritis

A look at 10 surprising facts about the different types of arthritis.

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Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

The prospect of having surgery is worrying for everyone, but approaching a procedure that will affect your mobility can be particularly stressful. If you’re one of the many people getting ready for hip or knee replacement surgery, preparing both your...

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How MS Affects Your Vision

According to ADAM Medical Encyclopedia, optic neuritis is “inflammation of the optic nerve; it may cause sudden, reduced vision in the affected eye.” Though the exact cause is unknown, sudden swelling of the optic nerve – including damage to the myel...

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Natural Ways to Improve Prostate Health

If you’re one of the millions of men who’ve been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH), you may have been prescribed medications to treat this issue. But did you know there are natural ways to ease BP...

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Evaluating ADHD Myths

As the most commonly diagnosed behavior order among children, one would think that ADHD would be well understood. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.