Living with arthritis can be tough. It affects you physically and emotionally, and also can impact all of the practical aspects of your life. Moreover, when it comes to arthritis care, everyone is different: What works for one person may not work for you—so experiment, and come up with a
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According to the World Health Organization, an unhealthy diet is one of the major risk factors for a range of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and other conditions that are linked to obesity. While there is limited research on possible direct links between diet and arthritis, there is
Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when there is too much uric acid in the blood, tissues, and urine. Accumulating uric acid crystallizes and takes on a needle-like shape, jabbing into the joints (usually the big toe, but also other joints, including those of the mid-foot, ankle, knees,
The older we get, the more likely we are to hear sounds often described as creaking bones or creaking joints. The medical term is crepitus. If it’s just noise, don’t be alarmed. Noise accompanied by pain or swelling, however, is a problem.
What Causes the Sounds?
Several things can cause noise around
Regular Strength Training May Lower Depression Risk
A recent review (JAMA Psychiatry, June) suggests that people who regularly do strength training may be less likely to suffer from depression. Researchers analyzed data from 33 clinical trials including 947 adults who were assigned to either participate in strength training sessions or be
Q: Two of my close relatives have died of Alzheimer’s disease. Am I at higher risk for the condition because I have family members who had it?
A: The majority of cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) appear to be the result of a complex interaction between genetic influences and other risk factors.
Vitamin K is an essential fat-soluble nutrient found in leafy green vegetables, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. It plays a key role in the body’s system for controlling bleeding. Now, Tufts’ HNRCA scientists are exploring vitamin K’s potential role in keeping joint cartilage healthy.
Preliminary studies in humans and animals suggest that
Eating fish regularly is one of the best ways to ensure good heart health, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), which recommends that we consume fish at least twice a week. But before you serve up the seafood, keep in mind that the benefits of eating fish vary depending
Living with arthritis can be tough: It may affect you physically and emotionally, and it can have an impact on all areas of your life. Self-management is about taking control, making good decisions, advocating for yourself, and learning to stay positive when things get difficult.
When it comes to arthritis care,
For many people with arthritis, drug treatment is only part of their day-to-day disease management. Exercise, supplements, splints, assistive devices, dietary change, and alternative and thermal therapies offer patients the opportunity to take control of their arthritis and improve their quality of life.
The field of exercise and alternative therapies is