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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...

Wrist Surgery & Lyme Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the hands and wrists. Medications and nondrug measures, such as physical...

Stop Worrying and Start Walking

 Subscribers OnlyThere’s no doubt that movement helps joints. But pain, weakness and fear of falling may get in the way of being...

The Challenge of Fibromyalgia

Even though no blood, imaging or other test can confirm a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, it is a real medical condition,...

Gardening with Arthritis

 Subscribers OnlyIf arthritis is making it difficult to continue enjoying the pleasures of cultivating a garden, you will probably...

In The News: May 2017

Some bone loss occurs in everyone with age. For women at menopause, this process speeds up. A study published in the...