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Self-management and motivation

From worldarthritisday.org

Living with a long-term condition means it is you who needs to take responsibility for the day-to-day management of your health, with members of your healthcare team acting as consultants and providing you with support. The decisions you make and the behaviours you adopt will have a big effect on…

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about 5 years
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Please Don't Shake My Hand

From the-rheumatologist.org

After many years as a nurse in an intensive care unit, I started working as a nurse practitioner in a busy rheumatology practice in 2000. From my background in retail management and the intensive care unit, I had been taught that a handshake was part of the proper introduction to…

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about 5 years
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Broccoli May Prevent or Slow Progression of Osteoarthritis

From about.com

According to researchers from the University of East Anglia, University of Oxford, and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, a compound found in broccoli (sulforaphane) may prevent or slow the progression of osteoarthritis. We first reported on this in a blog on the Osteoarthritis site at About.com in 2010. More findings…

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over 5 years
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Warm or Hot Joint - What Could Be the Cause?

From about.com

Question: Warm or Hot Joint - What Could Be the Cause? Early warning signs of arthritis may include joint pain, joint stiffness, joint swelling and warmth. A warm or hot joint really refers to a joint that is warm to the touch. There are several conditions related to a warm…

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over 5 years
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9 Unconventional Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

From cnn.com

Green Tea Scientists say green tea and its active ingredients, polyphenols, show promise in treating both RA and osteoarthritis. Studies are under way to determine exactly how. Polyphenols may affect the immune system and decrease substances that destroy joints in people with RA. In the meantime, go ahead and brew…

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over 5 years

Physical Activity & Exercises

From worldarthritisday.org

Living with a long-term condition means it is you who needs to take responsibility for the day-to-day management of your health, with members of your healthcare team acting as consultants and providing you with support. The decisions you make and the behaviours you adopt will have a big effect on…

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about 5 years
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What Is Malaise?

From about.com

Malaise Defined
Malaise (pronounced muh-laze) has been described as a:
general ill feeling ill-at-ease feeling general feeling of discomfort, illness, or lack of well-being Determining the Cause of Malaise
Medical conditions or side effects of drugs can cause malaise. By assessing other symptoms which are present with malaise, it is easier to determine…

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over 5 years

Warm or Hot Joint - What Could Be the Cause?

From about.com

Question: Warm or Hot Joint - What Could Be the Cause?
Early warning signs of arthritis may include joint pain, joint stiffness, joint swelling and warmth. A warm or hot joint really refers to a joint that is warm to the touch. There are several conditions related to a warm joint…

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over 5 years
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Stem cells could offer relief from arthritis pain

From go.com

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Fifty million Americans suffer from arthritis, and that number is expected to grow to 67 million in the next 15 years. The pain is becoming so excruciating that record numbers are opting for hip, shoulder and knee replacements. But now you don't have to go under…

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over 5 years
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Work with your doctor to improve arthritis treatment

From tbo.com

When the French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir developed rheumatoid arthritis in the 1890s, there was nothing but mineral baths, aspirin and red wine to ease his pain and prevent his hands from becoming deformed. About a hundred years later, in the 1980s, when heart surgeon Christian Barnard (he did the first-ever…

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over 5 years
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