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Ask The Doctors: September 2018

Hip arthritis is usually experienced as pain in the groin. It can also cause pain on the front of the thigh or even...

Guide to Acupuncture

 Subscribers OnlyAn ancient form of Chinese medicine, acupuncture can be viewed from both an Eastern and a Western perspective, as...

How to Prevent Falling

In addition to aging, other factors can put you at higher risk for falling. Having fallen in the past raises the...

New Shingles Vaccine

 Subscribers OnlyAccording to the CDC, Shingrix may be used in people with weakened immune systems. “At this point, no studies...

Ask The Doctors: May 2018

Bunions, which are very common, can be annoying, painful and affect your ability to do activities. Just because you...

What Is Inflammation?

Your achy joint that’s swollen and feels stiff is probably harboring inflammation. If you have arthritis...

Benefits of Yoga

 Subscribers OnlyWhat is yoga good for? Quite a lot actually, including possibly arthritis and back problems. Several studies support...

In The News: May 2018

To lose weight, should you be on a low-fat diet or a low-carbohydrate diet? It probably doesn’t matter as long...

Ask The Doctors: April 2018

How can I strengthen my core muscles? Any machines at the gym I should use? I’ve had one cortisone shot in my...

Understanding Opioid Addiction

With all the attention being paid to the problem of opioid abuse, you might hesitate to take these medications for...

What Is Arthritis?

 Subscribers OnlyArthritis, which affects over 54 million adults in the United States, is often misunderstood. It can be confusing...

Ask The Doctors: March 2018

Topical pain relievers can be one part of a multipronged approach to treating osteoarthritis. Some are available...

In The News: March 2018

A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology (October 2017) found that regular exercise lowers your risk...

Relief for Neck Pain

Do you sometimes have a painful neck? If so, you are in good company. About half of us will experience neck pain some...

Ask The Doctors: February 2018

Osteoarthritis may seem like something we have to put up with as we age. It may not be possible to completely stop...

Update on Biosimilars

 Subscribers OnlyIf you are on a biologic drug for an inflammatory form of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic...

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,...