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Weeklong Series on Arthritis: Arthritis Part Five

| November 25, 2013

Arthritis is the cause of more than 500 thousand hospitalizations a year. In the final installment we examine¬† PREVENTION and how people can avoid THE PAIN of becoming a statistic. While more than 8 million adults and 300 thousand kids in the U.S. suffer from some sort of arthritis, the root causes of this disease […]

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Weeklong Series on Arthritis: Arthritis Part Four

| November 25, 2013

Arthritis is a chronic health condition affecting millions of Americans. While the common thread of symptoms include joint pain and inflammation, doctors treat more than a hundred different kinds of arthritis. Some modes of treatment are a necessity for patients going from pain to pain free. Arthritis patient Janet Sawyer exercises three times a week. […]

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Weeklong Series on Arthritis: Arthritis Part Three

| November 21, 2013

Nearly 1 in 3 adults in the United States is living with arthritis or chronic joint symptoms that HAVE NOT BEEN diagnosed by a doctor. Going without a diagnosis means going without proper treatment. And that can lead to all kinds of health complications. Let’s examine why getting diagnosed early can help patients have a […]

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Weeklong Series on Arthritis: Arthritis Part Two

| November 19, 2013

The initial signs and symptoms of arthritis can be misleading. Many people suspect an injury when they experience early symptoms. But it’s very important to realize that joint pain and¬† should not be ignored. Paying early attention to symptoms is the first step to being properly diagnosed. Julie Foster is an arthritis patient that works […]

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Weeklong Series on Arthritis: Arthritis Part One

| November 19, 2013

1 in 5 adults living in the United States reports having doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Charlie Davis is a longtime arthritis patient living in Aroostook County. He recalls when he realized he had a chronic health problem. He says “I’m a flooring contractor and it got to be harder and harder to be on my knees and […]

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