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  • Feeling Out of Joint: The Aches of Arthritis

    Many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their joints as they get older, often when they’re 45 to 50. It’s called arthritis, and it’s one of the most common diseases nationwide. You may think it’s a disease of old age, but arthritis can affect young adults and even children. In recent years, scientists have made rapid progress in understanding the many causes of arthritis. They’ve also made significant strides in developing effective new treatments for many forms of the disease.

  • Weight Loss Helps Knee Arthritis

    Recent research shows that people who are overweight can reduce their symptoms of knee arthritis by losing at least 20% of their weight.