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Did you know that February is American Heart Month?

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Million Hearts® and The Heart Truth® are two campaigns that help support American Heart Month here in the United States. Million Hearts® is a national initiative that works to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, while The Heart Truth® is a 28-day challenge …

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New Year’s Resolutions Part 1: Eat Your Way into the New Year

If you’ve been spending time over the holiday season thinking about making a New Year’s Resolution, healthier eating or dieting may have crossed your mind once or twice.  You’re not alone!  In a Harris Interactive survey, results recently published by Blue Diamond Growers showed that 38% of Americans’ New Year’s resolutions for 2014 will focus …

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Celebrating the Holiday Season

We’re in full swing of holiday seasons.  From Thanksgiving through the start of the New Year, there are many opportunities for family gatherings.  Often, these gatherings are held over shared meals.  Whether you are in the kitchen cooking and baking or enjoying food prepared by others, holiday eating can be a stressor of its own.  …

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Looking for a Pain Reliever?

If you are an individual who is affected by one of the more than 100 types of arthritis, has chronic pain, contends with one or more chronic health condition (not limited to arthritis, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease), or are a caregiver for an individual with any of the above listed conditions, you may be …

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Hip Pain from Osteoarthritis and Treatment Options

Non-Invasive Treatments for Osteoarthritis Pain Osteoarthritis is diagnosed when cartilage at the ends of bones has become worn down by wear and tear and/or the aging process. Healthy cartilage acts as a shock absorber for joints, as bones move against one another or are affected by daily activities. Knees and hips are especially vulnerable to …

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An A to Z Guide to Arthritis

One of the most effective ways to manage a chronic health condition like arthritis, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure, is to become an effective self-manager.  The folks at Arthritis Today magazine have put together a listing from A-Z of 26 things you can do to get started on self-managing your arthritis.  You …

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Live Like Your Life Depends On It

Living a healthy life with arthritis and other chronic conditions is possible with physical activity and good self-management!  How can you have an illness and live a healthy life at the same time?  There is no cure for arthritis, diabetes or heart disease, but with reliable information and some simple management tools, it is possible to find …

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Salmonella Can Lead to Arthritis

A recent lettuce recall in 29 states happened because the tainted romaine could potentially cause salmonella, a bacterial infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in rare cases, salmonella can get in a person's blood stream and be severe enough that a person develops an illness called Reiter's syndrome. That disease can last for …

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