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Ask The Doctors: January 2018

I just had my first gout attack. Do I need to take chronic medication to prevent the next attack? I would like to...

Choose Nourishing Protein

 Subscribers OnlyOur bodies, including our joints, function best when we eat whole nourishing foods,” says Roxanne B. Sukol, MD,...

Troubleshooting Hand Pain

Your incredible intricate hands allow you to do amazing things, from mundane jobs, such as opening jars or typing, to...

Understanding NSAIDs

 Subscribers OnlyNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly-used medications. Even though they are easily obtained...

In The News: December 2017

Oral Contraceptive Use May Lower Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Knee Osteoarthritis Twice as Common as in the past....

Ask the Doctors: November 2017

I have some hydrocodone pills left over from surgery I had. Is it okay to use them occasionally when pain from...

Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis

 Subscribers OnlyThere is not one specific rheumatoid arthritis diet. Nonetheless, what you eat does matter. “People with...

Knee Pain? Work Out in Water

 Subscribers OnlyIf you have arthritis in the knees and other joints in the lower body, simple movements of daily life can be painful,...

Rebalance to Relieve Low Back Pain

 Subscribers OnlyJust below the column of the spine, there’s a triangular bone called the sacrum, which connects to the pelvic...

Vaccination Against Pneumonia

You may have seen television ads for the vaccines Prevnar 13® and Pneumovax 23® and wondered whether you...

In The News: November 2017

A study published in the American Journal of Medicine (July 2017) identified certain lifestyle factors that increase...

In The News: October 2017

A new study backs up earlier research suggesting that regularly eating fish may help reduce joint pain and swelling...

Help with High-Cost Medications

 Subscribers OnlyThe cost of prescription drugs in the United States is steadily rising, and some medications are particularly...

Time for a Flu Shot

 Subscribers OnlyPeople with inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, have a higher risk of developing...

Thaw Out Frozen Shoulder

 Subscribers OnlyPain and stiffness in your shoulder that limits mobility can have several possible causes. One of them is a frozen...

Reactive Arthritis & NSAIDs

I’ve been diagnosed with reactive arthritis. Is this a chronic condition or will it go away? I’ve been...

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis

The two conditions osteoarthritis and osteoporosis sound very similar, and many people get confused. While they share...