Tag: joint health

Dietary Relief for Aching Joints

Whether your knees ache when you climb stairs or it hurts to bend down to tie your shoes, arthritis can be a real pain. There is no easy fix for osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis and the focus of this article. In this condition, cartilage (the covering on

Ask the EN Experts: Antibiotics in Apples; Passionfruit Peel for Joint Health

Q: Are antibiotics in apples a health concern?

A: Apple growers use antibiotic pesticides on trees to fight bacterial diseases that damage trees. But there are two potential concerns: One is the use of antibiotic pesticides in orchards, which may lead to resistant bacte-ria. This in turn can reduce the effectiveness of the

Managing Hip OA With a Hands-On Approach

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition for many over the age of 60. Yet, for some the condition is genetic, making it unavoidable.
Dawn Fuller of Cleveland, Ohio, understands how heredity plays a role in her joint health. With a brother who underwent two total hip replacements in his early 40s,

Better Your Balance and Improve Your Health

Winter can be a challenging season. If you have arthritis, it can be even more frustrating if the elements of ice and snow make walking outside trickier than usual. As a result, the combination of arthritic joints and changes in surfaces can increase your risk of falling and serious injury.
One

Exercise Is Beneficial for Many Chronic Health Conditions

When faced with a chronic health condition, your attention naturally focuses on treatment and not exercise. However, you can and should continue to be physically active, since regular exercise can help ease symptoms and may even contribute to your healing process.

“Often, it is a ‘Catch-22’ situation in which people with

2015 Women’s Health Advisor Index

Key: Subject, month, page number
Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia/Memory

Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)
How to cope with a dementia diagnosis (Apr., 3)
Hip fracture patients at risk for delirium, dementia (May, 2)
Reduce the effects of cognitive aging (Oct., 5)
Modifiable factors linked with risks of Alzheimer’s disease (Nov., 2)

Arthritis/Rheumatology

There’s

Ask the Doctors: Why Vitamin D Is Important

Q. I know vitamin D is important for my bone and joint health. But, how much vitamin D do I really need each day?
A. Vitamin D—also known as the “sunshine vitamin”—has been shown to be just as important as calcium for bone health. And now research has shown that vitamin

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