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Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Conditions - What are these conditions; Causes

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National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health
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National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) announced this month that in connection with National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which is observed each year in May, it is launching a new campaign, called Generations of Strength®. "NO...

National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition
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National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition

In a news release issued May 1, the Arthritis Foundation, a non-profit organization, declared May as National Arthritis Action Month, and "challeng[ed] Americans to begin taking steps to reduce the burden of arthritis, the nation's leading cause of dis...

New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ
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New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is providing a new series of Guides for Patients and Consumers. These new Guides for Patients and Consumers include Consumer Guides su...

2011 Johns Hopkins Arthritis Whitepaper Released
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2011 Johns Hopkins Arthritis Whitepaper Released

Johns Hopkins has released its 2011 Arthritis Whitepaper, with in-depth consumer information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various different conditions that fall under the heading of "arthritis." The paper features several diet, exerc...

Osteoporosis Concerns: What's New? Re-focus on Proper Movement and Posture
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Osteoporosis Concerns: What's New?  Re-focus on Proper Movement and Posture

Recent reports of new statistics on osteoporosis have not been substantiated, but new concerns about safety of osteoporosis drugs and calcium supplements have recently re-focused attention on proper posture and movement techniques to avoid bone fractur...

Arthritis Tutorial
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Arthritis is a common condition that affects one in six Americans. To learn basic facts about arthritis, click the link below to take a tutorial provided by the Patient Education Institute of the U.S. Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health...

Arthritis: The Nation’s Leading Cause of Disability
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by MedicineNet.com. Arthritis affects more than 43 million Americans, is the leading cause of disability, and is expected to increase dramatically as the baby boomers age. It is expected to affect 60 million Americans, or 20% of the population, by...

Arthritis Overview
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by Cleveland Clinic »View Info

Arthritis Basics; Arthritis Types
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Overview, by CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion »View Info

Arthritis
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Information from Medline Plus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. »View Info

Information on Arthritis
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by MedicineNet.com, including multiple types of arthritis and arthritis topics. »View Info

Arthritis: Keeping your joints healthy
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Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School. Book covering in detail medical information on the different types of arthritis, and their diagnosis, treatments, and remedies. »View Info

Osteoporosis
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by MayoClinic.com. Discussion of definition, causes, risk factors, when to seek medical advice, tests and diagnosis, complications, treatments, prevention, and lifestyle. »View Info

Data and Statistics on the Prevalence of Arthritis, State by State
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from the CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion »View Info

Targeting Arthritis
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Reducing Disability for Nearly 19 Million Americans 2007, by CDC, Department of Health & Human Resources. Paper discussing the nature and prevalence of arthritis, and providing statistics for its occurrence in relationship to other diseases. ...

Multiple Types of Arthritis
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Information on Arthritis, by MedicineNet.com, including multiple types of arthritis and arthritis topics. »View Info

Arthritis Overview by Cleveland Clinic
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Arthritis Overview by Cleveland Clinic »View Info

Learn About Arthritis Types From The CDC, National Center For Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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Arthritis Basics; Arthritis Types – Overview, by CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion »View Info

Arthritis: What Is It?
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Arthritis, Information from Medline Plus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. »View Info

Arthritis Discussed By American College of Rheumatology
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Some of the most common forms of Arthritis and Related Conditions, patient Information by the American College of Rheumatology, including an overview of the nature, causes, statistics, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, of: »Osteoarthritis ...

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Vitamin D & Calcium Supplements
June 19, 2012 Posted by Editor
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Vitamin D & Calcium Supplements

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation on June 12, 2012, in which, based on its review of the scientific literature, it declined to recommend Vitamin D and Calcium supplements for prevention of cancer or bone fractures fr...

New Studies Focus on Preventing Muscle Loss, as Key to Healthy Aging
June 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Studies Focus on Preventing Muscle Loss, as Key to Healthy Aging

The National Institutes of Health last week awarded a $5.2 million grant to the University of Florida's Institute on Aging, for continued studies of what causes age-related muscle loss (Sarcopenia) and how to prevent it. According to a recent reportin...

Arthritis: The Nation’s Leading Cause of Disability
September 20, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Arthritis affects more than 43 million Americans, is the leading cause of disability, and is expected to increase dramatically as the baby boomers age. It is expected to affect 60 million Americans, or 20% of the population, by 2020. »View Info

Statistics on Arthritis from the CDC
September 16, 2010 Posted by Health Editor

Data and Statistics on the Prevalence of Arthritis, State by State, from the CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion »View Info

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