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Arthritis – Prevention: Classic Sources

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®. “NOF’s Generations of Strength . . . → Read More: National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health

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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 disability.” . . . → Read More: National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition

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NIH Features New Report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Monday that it has posted a new report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, on the NIH’s medical resource site. The report is posted and . . . → Read More: NIH Features New Report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones

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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, exercise and other wellness strategies, . . . → Read More: 2011 Johns Hopkins Arthritis Whitepaper Released

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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 fractures, as well as . . . → Read More: Osteoporosis Concerns: What’s New? Re-focus on Proper Movement and Posture

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10 Ways You Can Protect Your Joints

and help prevent Osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis). By the Arthritis Foundation. »View Info

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Regular Walking Nearly Halves Disability Risk

Research Alert from the Arthritis Foundation, July 17, 2008. Older adults can decrease their risk of disability and increase their likelihood of maintaining independence by 41 percent by participating in a walking exercise program, according to a new University . . . → Read More: Regular Walking Nearly Halves Disability Risk

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National Arthritis Action Plan: A Public Health Strategy

Prepared Under The Leadership Of Arthritis Foundation, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sixty page document, focusing on plan to foster national education and prevention of arthritis. View info…National Arthritis Action . . . → Read More: National Arthritis Action Plan: A Public Health Strategy

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Diet and Your Arthritis

by the Arthritis Foundation. Includes a guide to a healthy diet, discussion of research on the relationship of nutrition and arthritis, and links to a study on the relationship of obesity and arthritis. »View Info

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Osteoporosis

by American Geriatrics Society, Foundation for Health in Aging. Discusses causes, assessment, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, including the importance of exercise, calcium and vitamin D. »View Info

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The Low-Down on Osteoporosis

by the National Institute of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, including “a word to the wise: what you can do to prevent osteoporosis.” View info…The Low-Down on Osteoporosis

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