Support Healthy Joints - Eight Lifestyle Tips: Caring for your joints may not be something you think about on a day to day basis. However, as we age, cartilage, which acts as a cushion-like barrier, starts to break down. This process can be painful and may even lead to more serious complications, such as osteoarthritis.
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World Arthritis Day (Wednesday, Oct. 12): This annual celebration is dedicated to raising awareness about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs).
Juvenile arthritis is a term we use for arthritis in children. This disorder is also called “juvenile idiopathic arthritis” because the cause of arthritis is unknown and it affects children of all ages and races.
An estimated 23 million people with arthritis are limited in their ability to do daily activities such as standing, bending, walking and climbing stairs- making arthritis the nation’s #1 cause of disability. Arthritis awareness month is intended not only to educate others about arthritis, but also to help bring awareness of how many people are affected by this health condition and how it can be prevented.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis affects over 50 million adults. There are many different types of arthritis but osteoarthritis is the most prevalent, classified as “wear and tear” arthritis. This form mainly affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hips, neck, and lower back.
TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A knee or hip joint replacement may provide a surprising benefit: better heart health.
Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Perhaps the government should consider an Animals Affordable Care Act.