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What is Osteoporosis?
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), osteoporosis is a “disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue.” The low bone mass and … Continue reading
What kinds of conditions can affect the knee?
The knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), … Continue reading
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Even with Arthritis, You Can #MoveinMay!
May is Arthritis Awareness Month as well as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, which actually make a beautiful pairing: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exercise has been shown to reduce pain and fatigue and improve … Continue reading
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Spring has sprung, so let’s get moving!
Spring has arrived here in DC and with it have come the cherry blossoms, warmer weather, and an urge to be outside! NARIC staff are enjoying the blossoming flowers and warmer weather. They are also gearing up their exercise routines … Continue reading
The Better Living Toolkit: A new resource from the Arthritis Foundation
May is Arthritis Awareness Month. The Arthritis Foundation has introduced a new resource, the Better Living Toolkit that allows individual’s to understand their arthritic disease and develop a treatment plan unique to their individual needs with the goal to live … Continue reading
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What is arthritis?
Arthritis refers to joint pain or joint disease and can affect people of all races, genders, and ages. It may be caused by inflammation, which affects the tissue lining of the joints. Inflammation may include swelling, redness, heat, and pain … Continue reading
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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 4 to Friday, April 8
Media: Ad campaign targets Hollywood disability references (Disability Scoop) With a new advertising campaign, Family Member, a disability advocacy group, is putting Hollywood on notice that it is not acceptable to mock people with disabilities. A quarter-page advertisement running in … Continue reading
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Arthritis and Aging – Free Advice in Spanish from the National Institute on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Many older adults experience at least one type of arthritis. Whether it is osteoarthritis, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis, talk to your doctor about arthritis if you are experiencing ongoing joint pain or tenderness, joint swelling, joint stiffness, problems using or … Continue reading