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The way you walk can give you and your doctor clues about your internal health.
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By Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia, MD, FRCPC, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, William Osler Health System Patients hear it all the time: "It's just arthritis. There's nothing you can do about it." But for rhe...
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Turmeric milk, turmeric tea, even turmeric in smoothies! This golden spice seems to be adding brilliant colour and potential nutrition benefits to a wide variety of recipes. This versatile root has b...
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September marks the National Arthritis Month, a disease that affects over 4.6 million Canadian adults - some as young as 15 years of age. A common misconception of arthritis -- inflammation of the joints -- is that those experiencing symptoms should not workout, however, this is simply a untrue.
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Making time for the most important person in your life -- you -- is essential for overall health and well-being. But sometimes life gets in the way: work piles up, the kids need a drive to practice, and the household chore list gets unbelievably long. We list five effective ways to take back your life.
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Awe-inspiring sports moments that give us goosebumps. From the AOL Partner Studio
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In our twenties we would go to the gym and train hard without thinking twice about the stress we were putting on our joints. Things change as we age and we may begin to experience pain in our joints,...
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Rediscover your inner child and take part in these activities we played as kids. From the AOL Partner Studio.
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Activity is a natural remedy for arthritis. It helps feed the joint cartilage, keeping the joints moving freely. Activity maintains muscle strength that is important for balance and decreases the overall risk of falls. It makes everyday activities easier by decreasing stiffness and boosting energy. Staying active also opens the door to, quite literally, exercising some control over your condition.
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The real names behind the aches and pains we feel. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Reasons why life gets better after 40. From the AOL Partner Studio
Five stretches that kick-start your morning and get those muscles moving
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The irony for many of us is that our "stress response" has become even more damaging to our health than the everyday events that trigger our stress. In other words, we typically tend to preoccupy our minds with these stressful incidents long after they're over. And so the cortisol keeps flowing long after it should have abated.
The truth is, nearly everyone's knees will give them trouble eventually. Depending on how old you are, at some point, the knee just degenerates As a knee surgeon who has helped thousands of patients with knee pain, I know there are treatments and options that can not only reduce the pain, but also postpone knee surgery -- or avoid it entirely.
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Staring up at the constellation Orion on a crisp winter's night, I wonder how much longer I can bear the pain. The pain of watching my husband cringe and suffer. While he can dull his chronic physical...
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Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the oldest ailments in human existence and for anyone suffering from this condition, the symptoms can be unbearable. At the microscopic level, the lining of the joints becomes inflamed and as a result, aches. Trying to figure out how to manage arthritis has been the goal of many researchers.
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From shooting pains in your knuckles to soreness in your knees, common joint pain can come in many different forms. Sometimes, the pain is hard to describe, so we’ve worked to find definitions and exp...
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(Relaxnews) - For the first time, scientists have proved that the notorious popping sound is the formation of a cavity inside your joint. To settle what had become a fiery debate among scientists, hig...
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You know that feeling when you're hurried to get to work or an appointment downtown but the subway trains are all packed? So you fidget with angst until a less jam-packed car zooms into the station? Now, multiply that stress by 20 times. That's what it feels like to be a disabled man or woman waiting for a subway train in Toronto, at any time of day.
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Alberta is building a culture of continuous improvement in health care. This culture is founded on more and better data, innovative thinking, an extraordinary effort to share information, and unprecedented action on the front lines. Wait time reports cards need to examine performance at this level, and Canadians should have this kind of information to grade their health system.
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Drinking low-fat or skim milk could slow the progression of knee arthritis, according to a recent study published in Arthritis Care & Research, the journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR...
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For many Canadians, getting a good night's rest can be a challenge. But if you're waking up in the morning feeling more tired than you did when you went to bed, it might be time to consider whether your sleep loss could be tied to something more serious. Painful conditions can have a serious impact on your quality of sleep.
Painful conditions, including headaches, back pain or arthritis, can have a serious impact on your quality of sleep. For those between the ages of 25 and 50, one common culprit related to disrupted sleep is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects two to three women for every man. Why women get RA and other forms of arthritis more than men is one of the tasks that Canada's Arthritis and Autoimmune Research Centre has set for itself.
A new study finds that eating a weekly portion of salmon or other fatty fish, such as trout or mackerel, could reduce your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by more than half. In a study publish...
Picture a day in the life of a student: running to and from classes, walking up a few flights of stairs, carrying a backpack writing or typing notes. Now, imagine if you could no longer do any of these things effortlessly because your joints ache. Imagine if your joints were just constantly in pain and you are only 18 years old.
If you think junk food goes directly to your hips, you're right. But it gets worse. It gets into your hips, and into other bones in the body, too. Junk food, or more precisely, food that is high in fat and sugar, robs the skeleton of the building blocks it needs to grow and remain strong to ward off degenerative conditions like osteoporosis. The picture is not pretty.
My struggle with arthritis began when I stopped walking at two years old. At that age, I should have been running around and exploring the world, so the abrupt change in my behavior was a frightening shock for my family. It wasn't until we spent a night in the emergency room that we learned what was happening -- I had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Now I work to spread the message of The Arthritis Society.
TORONTO - Arthritis has been called the invisible disease, but there's nothing imperceptible about its painful impact on patients' lives or the economic fallout for Canadian society. A new report by t...
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Four people with rheumatoid arthritis have died after being treated with Rituxan, says the drug's manufacturer, which has issued safety information about the medication...