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Practicing Yoga Improves Arthritis Pain and Mood

For the one in five people who live with arthritis, yoga may be a safe and effective way to remain active. A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with two common forms of arthritis – knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – who practiced yoga reported a 20 percent improvement in their pain, […]

Gut Bacteria May Influence Weight, Cholesterol Levels and Heart Health

Recent studies have suggested that the bacteria living in our digestive tracts may influence a wide variety of physical and mental health conditions from depression and anxiety to rheumatoid arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome. Now, it appears these gut microbes may also affect cardiovascular health. A new study published in the American Heart Association journal […]

More Mothers Choose to Breastfeed Newborns, CDC Report Shows

A new federal report shows more women are choosing to initially breastfeed their newborns but many discontinue the healthy practice too soon. Nearly 8 out of 10 newborn infants in the United States start to breastfeed after they are born, according to this year’s Breastfeeding Report Card, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Can Breastfeeding Lower Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Although women are at greater risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis compared to men, there may be something they can do to reduce their chances of developing this painful disease: breastfeeding. Renowned for its health benefits to children, breastfeeding is also linked with lowering a woman’s risk for postpartum depression, Type 2 diabetes and breast and […]

No Bones About It: Get the Facts About Arthritis

Today is World Arthritis Day, which kicks off Bone and Joint Health Week. Many people associate the word “arthritis” with osteoarthritis, but there are actually several different kinds — it’s a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders with more than 100 different conditions that affect the joints, bones, muscles, cartilage, and connective tissues. In honor of […]

Are Alternative Arthritis Treatments Worth The Money?

There is no cure for arthritis, but on rare occasions conventional medical treatments can be ineffective and carry significant side effects. As people become more aware of alternative, or complementary, treatments, some arthritis sufferers are turning to less established medical science for relief from their chronic joint pain. Examples of common alternative treatments for arthritis […]

What Modern Medicine Created by Accident: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Advances at the cutting edge of health care over the last twenty years have been breathtaking.  Nearly every field has been affected.  Nearly everything doctors do for patients can also have unintended consequences.  A big one is the incidental development of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a potentially very serious malignancy. The History of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Excess cases […]

Adults with Arthritis Often Battle Obesity

Doctors who treat people with arthritis should encourage their patients to seek physical activity and weight loss, researchers say. That’s because the number of people with arthritis are increasingly considered obese, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The prevalence of obesity among adults with arthritis was 54 […]

Autoimmune Hepatitis: Your Questions Answered

Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the immune system damages the liver cells. This leads to increasing scarring within the liver and eventually cirrhosis. This process takes approximately 20 years. Autoimmune hepatitis is not contagious. Patients inherit a genetic tendency to develop this disease and many persons with autoimmune hepatitis have family members with […]