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Ask The Doctors: February 2019

When it's cold outside, wearing warm socks, gloves and a hat should keep your feet, hands, and ears sufficiently...

RA: Not Just Joints

 Subscribers OnlyPeople with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. Some people with...

Osteoarthritis in Hands

 Subscribers OnlyThe 27 bones in your hand and wrist meet at many small joints, allowing for an incredible range of motion and precise...

The Language of Fats

 Subscribers OnlyDark chocolate, which has been shown to have potential health benefits, contains cocoa butter-with a high proportion...

In The News: February 2019

For people with knee osteoarthritis, does high-intensity walking help or hurt? A group of researchers who examined...

Ask The Doctors: January 2019

There's a common belief that gout is caused by overindulging in foods high in purines, such as red meat, seafood and...

Neck Arthritis Is Common

 Subscribers OnlyIf you have neck pain, modify your activities for a few weeks to avoid putting additional strain on your neck. To...

Tips for Climbing Stairs

If you use a cane, first make sure that you're holding it on the correct side. "You want the cane on the side...

Exercises for Knee Pain

 Subscribers OnlyGetting a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis doesn’t mean you have to give up the activities you enjoy. But it...

Don't Fear Osteoporosis Drugs

 Subscribers OnlyBone constantly renews itself. Older bone is broken down and removed (resorbed) and new bone forms. As we age, bone...

In The News: January 2019

People with arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems often restrict their physical activity, even though exercise...

Bringing Healthcare Home

Telemedicine also includes a standard doctor's office visit, with the notable difference being that the doctor is in...

Ask The Doctors: December 2018

New drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized treatment for certain cancers, including melanoma...

Simplify Healthy Eating

 Subscribers OnlyAchy, stiff joints from osteoarthritis get more common as we age. Your genes also contribute to the likelihood that...

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

 Subscribers OnlyOrthobiologics include substances from one's own body, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell products...

In The News: December 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that most likely is caused by an interaction of genetic and...

Repairing a Fractured Hip

If you fall and can't get up (just like in the TV commercial), call 911 immediately. Michael Bloomfield, MD, advises...

Ask The Doctors: November 2018

The spine is a complex structure, the core of which is a stack of small bones (vertebrae). Cushioning disks separate...

Life After Joint Replacement

 Subscribers OnlyAfter your joint replacement surgery, you might go home on the same day or stay in the hospital for up to four days....

Reminder: Get a Flu Shot

The flu is caused by the influenza virus, which circulates in the air when someone with the flu coughs, sneezes or...

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

 Subscribers OnlyDining in a group causes most people to eat more calories than they would when eating alone. If you're planning to...

New Approach to Tendon Trouble

The degeneration process causes tendons to thicken. They're less elastic and don't function properly. "If there's...

In The News: November 2018

Pain is the main reason people with osteoarthritis seek medical care. A study published in Arthritis Care &...

Taming Text Neck

 Subscribers OnlyYour neck muscles are meant to support the weight of your 10-to 12-pound head in an upright position. As your head...