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Easy Gardening with Arthritis

Posted by Bonnie Joffee on 4/16/2018 to Around the House
Easy Gardening with Arthritis
Spring is in the air! A period of time when being outdoors rejuvenates the soul after a long, cold and snowy winter! And of course it is the perfect time to commence your gardening activities—planting, pruning, weeding, watering and lawn care.

Bathroom Safety with Arthritis

Posted by Bonnie Joffee on 3/23/2018 to Getting Ready
Bathroom Safety with Arthritis
Bathroom Safety with Arthritis: Serious accidents and falls can occur in the bathroom when showering, bathing, or toileting. Your bathroom can easily be converted to suit your needs if you have arthritis. The aim is to make it as safe as possible and to minimize the stress on your joints.

Osteoporosis: A Women’s Disease

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 2/26/2018 to General Health
Osteoporosis: A Women’s Disease
Osteoporosis: A condition where the bones become more fragile and there is an increased risk of bone fractures, such as the hip, spine or wrists—it is considered a form of arthritis, and affects 53 million people in the U.S. alone.

Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 1/29/2018 to General Health
Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement surgery is usually the last step in the treatment process for those who have not responded well to physical therapy and/or medications. With newer technologies, knuckle replacements that was spearheaded in the 1950’s, can also help those who suffer from hand deformities, pain and loss of movement due to RA.

Children Coping with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 1/4/2018 to General Health
Children Coping with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS): An inflammatory arthritic condition that typically affects the spine and back. The joints and ligaments become inflamed which results in pain and stiffness.

Biologics and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by Bonnie Joffe on 12/8/2017 to Alternative Medicine
Biologics and Rheumatoid Arthritis
More than 50 million people in the U.S. are afflicted with some type of arthritis — 1 in 4 people over age 18, and 300,000 babies and children who also suffer from various rheumatic conditions.