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Got Arthritis? Take Care of Your Teeth
If those aching joints are a result of rheumatoid arthritis, it may be a signal to take extra care of your teeth.
How Fish Might Affect Your Immune Health
Seafood is always a great choice for protein if you’re young and female, right? Not so fast.
Obesity May Increase Risk of Arthritis in Women
Being obese or overweight can increase the risk of a host of health problems — diabetes, heart disease and stroke, for instance. Packing too many pounds may also raise the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
A Bit of Beer May Lower RA Risk
Yes we know that drinking too much alcohol can be dangerous. But drinking smaller amounts of beer may have some health benefits for women concerned with RA.
Vitamin D May Bolster Immune System
Sometimes called the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D may play an important role in keeping older adults healthy, according to one new study.
More Activity Tied to Less Pain in Kids with Arthritis
For kids with arthritis, painful joints can limit activity. Trying to sort out the relationship between pain and activity in these kids could mean better therapies and quality of life.
Rewards of Exercise Don't Stop with Age
Even in old age, physical activity can keep the body moving like it’s young. Being free to move and having less pain are always good.
Exercise for RA: Heart and Lungs Benefit
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain and tenderness in joints, so patients frequently become sedentary. A new study may give people with the disease a new reason to move.
The Ache on the Joints of Bigger Women
Excessive pounds can put added pressure on the joints of obese individuals. Man or woman, that added pressure may contribute to arthritis. But new research suggests that obesity may have a bigger impact on arthritis in women than in men.
Working Out for Your Arthritic Spine
If you were diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, your doctor may have recommended that you watch your posture and exercise regularly. But have you followed these instructions in the same way you would your prescribed medication? Well, new findings may convince you to workout more.