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Apr 20, 2018

Reclaim: Five Foods to Help Manage Gout

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Gout is a form of arthritis that is caused by chronically elevated levels of uric acid in the diet.  The uric acid eventually forms crystals, which can be deposited in different joints. As those who suffer from gout know, severe attacks can be debilitating. Fortunately, this condition is very treatable with a doctor’s care and a […]

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Apr 9, 2018

Spring Cleaning Tips to Save Your Joints

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There is nothing that quite compares to a sparkling clean home, and there is no better time to get it sparkling than the spring. However, for those who suffer from joint pain, this can be a difficult task. Here are a few tips to make spring cleaning a little bit easier. Pace yourself. Do not […]

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Mar 16, 2018

The Potential Link between Seasonal Allergies and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Spring is in the air! Unfortunately, it’s full of allergens too. For those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), this can be a problem. Experts are beginning to notice a potential connection between seasonal allergies and rheumatoid arthritis. As we are in the thick of pollen season here in Southeastern North Carolina, this theory is […]

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Mar 2, 2018

Reconnect: Taking the Pain and Stress out of Travel

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Believe it or not, spring break is right around the corner. With warmer weather comes travel plans, and unfortunately the stress and anxieties that accompany traveling. These worries and stresses can increase joint pain and ultimately add to an arthritis patient’s discomfort. Our world is too beautiful to leave it unexplored, so whether it’s a […]

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Feb 14, 2018

How to Choose a Rheumatologist

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If you have aches and pains in your joints and bones it’s time to consider consulting a rheumatologist. Choosing a rheumatologist may end up being one of the most important health decisions you will make. You will rely on their expertise and knowledge and you will work closely with them to identify any issues and […]

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Feb 8, 2018

Reclaim: 6 Tips for Sleeping Better with Arthritis

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Was getting more sleep part of your resolutions for the new year? Even with the best of intentions and a strict sleep plan, sleeping comfortably with arthritis can be more difficult that you imagined. Unfortunately, poor sleep habits can exacerbate your symptoms, which creates a vicious cycle of pain and lack of sleep. Because of […]

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Jan 12, 2018

You’re Not Alone! Why Arthritis Support Groups are Important

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  Support groups can be beneficial to many people living with chronic diseases such as arthritis. Studies have proven that arthritis support groups can improve moods, provide coping skills, reduce pain, and provide a reprieve from negative emotions. While it may be difficult to admit we need support, it is important that people who suffer from […]

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Jan 3, 2018

Live Well: Realistic New Years Resolutions for a Healthier 2018

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Another year has and come and gone and during the holiday hustle and bustle it’s easy to make resolutions that sound good, but never go anywhere. As cliché as resolutions may seem, the new year is a good time to think about starting fresh and making some positive lifestyle changes. Here are some healthy resolution ideas […]

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Dec 19, 2017

How to Make Your Home Comfortable for a Holiday Guest with Arthritis

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The holidays are a festive time of year that include traveling, shopping and visiting. All these things seem enjoyable, but for someone with arthritis, it can be difficult. For those who suffer from arthritis, family gatherings can be a time to celebrate – or dread. While there isn’t much you can do to ease the […]

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Dec 7, 2017

Live Well: Gift Ideas for Those with Arthritis

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The holidays are fast approaching and chances are you are scouring malls and online stores to find the perfect gift for friends and family. Finding that special present for someone with arthritis may be a bit more of a struggle. You wrestle with the need to get them something practical and the desire to get […]

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