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Arthritis

No one really knows how many people suffer from arthritis and related inflammatory conditions. The folks at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), who are in charge of tracking such things, put the number at close to 70... (Read More)
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A must for anyone over 50. Treating arthritis and avoiding drug-induced forgetfulness and sexual difficulties. Drug Safety Checklist.... (Read More)
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more information on various approaches to pain and inflammation. (Read More)
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Learn how to treat arthritis and joint pain with the People's Pharmacy Video.... (Read More)
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Apitherapy, the therapeutic use of bee products and particularly bee venom, has a venerable history going back thousands of years. It may sound bizarre, but some medical doctors report they have achieved excellent results in relieving pain from arthritis, tennis... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about:  Americans take a lot of medication that is aimed at managing symptoms.  Drugs... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Inflammation is a primary cause of many chronic conditions, from Alzheimer's disease and... (Read More)
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Joints like shoulders and hips are susceptible to injury as well as arthritis. Conventional medicine usually offers physical therapy or surgery, or most likely both. One doctor who specializes in physical medicine has developed some unorthodox treatments that are often... (Read More)
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There are more than a hundred different conditions known as arthritis, but all are capable of causing chronic pain. An estimated 48 million Americans can attest that it is often all too difficult to get relief. What are the best... (Read More)
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749 Vitamin D Update

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Early vitamin research identified vitamin D as the way to treat rickets, or malformed bones. More recent research confirms that vitamin D is indeed essential for strong healthy bones. But its effects go far beyond bone. Inadequate vitamin D has... (Read More)
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741 Arthritis

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Arthritis comes in many forms, but all of them make joints stiff and sore and can result in significant disability. It is among the most common chronic conditions in the U. S. Learn about the differences between osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis... (Read More)
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672 Vitamin D (Archive)

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The New York Times recently suggested that vitamin D may become the nutrient of the decade.  The CDC estimates that more than half the American population gets too little vitamin D. A study published this month in the American Journal... (Read More)
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Q. I've just learned that many people over 50 are vitamin D deficient. My doctor called with my test results: I have about 7 percent of the recommended amount of vitamin D in my body. I've got all the symptoms... (Read More)
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Q. I've had extreme chronic pain in my lower back, pelvis, hips and legs for nearly four years. Lying flat was agony so I had to sleep propped up on a love seat. I went to many doctors who said... (Read More)
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Q. I have been using Certo in purple grape juice for arthritis pain and it really works. But I wonder if there are any side effects. For example, since Certo is a thickening agent, does it thicken the blood? This... (Read More)
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Q. I read in your column that someone used “Certo” in juice to relieve painful arthritis in the hands. Is this the pectin with which one makes jelly? I did buy some and started putting a tablespoon in 8 ounces... (Read More)
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Q. I was having difficulty bending my right leg enough to put on my sock. I climbed steps like a three year old, one step at a time. I had to use my arms to get up from sitting. In... (Read More)
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Q. I have been using gin-soaked raisins for joint pain. However, the clerk at the store said that if I want benefits from gin-raisins, I must buy higher-quality, more expensive brands. I have been buying the lowest-price distilled gin. He... (Read More)
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This is a lovely story from a retired nurse describing one of our favorite home remedies for treating arthritis. --------... (Read More)
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A reader shared with us his novel approach for treating arthritis with a Aspertame (also known by the brand name NutraSweet®) and Equal. -------- I was surprised to read a letter in your column from a diabetic who gets headaches... (Read More)
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A competetive sprinter in his eighties shares his favorite home remedy for treating arthritis pain. --------... (Read More)