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When Arthritis Is a Pain In the Back
Bone & Joint HealthBack and Spine Pain

When Arthritis Is a Pain In the Back

Women are at less risk than men for ankylosing spondylitis.

Weaken the Hold of Osteoarthritis Pain and Strengthen Your Quality of Life
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritisMedications

Weaken the Hold of Osteoarthritis Pain and Strengthen Your Quality of Life

Osteoarthritis may not be curable, but your doctor can help you find relief from its grip.

You Knead to Relax
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritisOsteoporosis

You Knead to Relax

How bones and joints benefit from massage.

Epidural Injections: Relief for Your Aching Back
Bone & Joint HealthBack and Spine Pain

Epidural Injections: Relief for Your Aching Back

When nothing else works, an injection could be the answer.

Buckle Fracture: A Common Childhood Hazard
Bone & Joint HealthYour Family's Health

Buckle Fracture: A Common Childhood Hazard

When kids go down in sports or play, their forearm can take the brunt of the fall.

How to Treat Your Joints Well and Lower Your Risk of Osteoarthritis
DiabetesBone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

How to Treat Your Joints Well and Lower Your Risk of Osteoarthritis

Some osteoarthritis risk factors may be out of your control, but good health practices can work in your favor.

Nailing a Treatment for Hammer Toe
Why Being a Woman Raises ACL Risk
Fitness & ExerciseBone & Joint Health

Why Being a Woman Raises ACL Risk

And here’s what you can do to protect your knees.

The Calcium Quiz: What to Know for Strong Bones
Bone & Joint Health

The Calcium Quiz: What to Know for Strong Bones

See how much you know about this essential mineral.

Tendinitis, Tendinosis: Both a Pain, But Different
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Tendinitis, Tendinosis: Both a Pain, But Different

Knowing the difference is essential to getting the proper treatment.

Are Osteoarthritis Supplements Safe and Effective? That Depends…
Older Adults and the Meniscus Tear
Bone & Joint Health

Older Adults and the Meniscus Tear

A common hazard of sports, tears also happen due to time’s wear and tear.

Need a New Knee? 5 Questions to Ask Now
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Need a New Knee? 5 Questions to Ask Now

Why you don’t need to suffer with knee pain anymore.

Workout Work-Arounds When Your Body Is Challenged
Fitness & ExerciseBone & Joint Health

Workout Work-Arounds When Your Body Is Challenged

You can benefit from exercise despite injuries or mobility issues.

Eat Your Way to Stronger Bones to Prevent Osteoporosis
Diet & NutritionBone & Joint HealthOsteoporosis

Eat Your Way to Stronger Bones to Prevent Osteoporosis

Make smart food choices to build up bones, not make them weaker.

Is a Lumbar Laminectomy for You?
Bone & Joint HealthBack and Spine Pain

Is a Lumbar Laminectomy for You?

It may be an option when leg and back pain get intense.

Sciatica Can Be a Pain in the Rear
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Sciatica Can Be a Pain in the Rear

How to manage shooting pain, tingling and weakness.

8 Simple Ways to “Fall Proof” Your Home
Bone & Joint HealthYour Family's HealthOsteoporosis

8 Simple Ways to “Fall Proof” Your Home

Play it safe by removing hazards, improving lighting and installing handrails.

Your Guide to Healthy Bones at Every Age
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoporosis

Your Guide to Healthy Bones at Every Age

Think good bone health matters only for the elderly? Think again!

Is Your Joint Pain Worth a Shot?
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Is Your Joint Pain Worth a Shot?

How injections help the battle against osteoarthritis pain.

Eat Your Way to Better Health During Menopause
Diet & NutritionBone & Joint HealthUniquely FemaleOsteoporosisMenopause

Eat Your Way to Better Health During Menopause

Know the essential foods and vitamins you need during menopause and beyond.

When Sitting Becomes a Pain in the Back
Bone & Joint HealthBack and Spine Pain

When Sitting Becomes a Pain in the Back

Take action when your desk job causes back pain.

The Sacroiliac Joint: An Often Overlooked Cause of Back Pain
See How Much You Know About Scoliosis
Bone & Joint HealthBack and Spine Pain

See How Much You Know About Scoliosis

Take this quiz to learn more about curvature of the spine.

When ‘A Pain in the Neck’ Gets Real
Bone & Joint HealthBack and Spine Pain

When ‘A Pain in the Neck’ Gets Real

Knowing what’s causing your neck pain can help you find relief.

Keep Your Back Happy
Bone & Joint HealthBack and Spine Pain

Keep Your Back Happy

Try these easy exercises to ward off dreaded back pain.

Your Spinal Cord: The Ultimate Mind-Body Connection
Bone & Joint HealthBack and Spine Pain

Your Spinal Cord: The Ultimate Mind-Body Connection

This “information highway” connects brain to body.

Smoking Can Be a Pain in the Back
Bone & Joint HealthBack and Spine Pain

Smoking Can Be a Pain in the Back

Stop smoking to reduce wear on spinal disks and prevent pain.

Scoliosis: When Perfect Posture Isn’t Possible
All Together Now: Lift Safely With Coordinated Effort
Bone & Joint HealthBack and Spine Pain

All Together Now: Lift Safely With Coordinated Effort

Reduce your risk of injury by using the right technique.

Find a Sleep Position That’s Best for You
SleepBone & Joint Health

Find a Sleep Position That’s Best for You

Back? Side? Stomach? However you sleep, alignment is key.

Why Your Smartphone Can Be a Real Pain
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Why Your Smartphone Can Be a Real Pain

How you use your smartphone can be asking for trouble.

What to Do When Osteoporosis Breaks Your Bone
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoporosis

What to Do When Osteoporosis Breaks Your Bone

A fracture can be the first sign you have osteoporosis.

What Do You Know About Osteoarthritis?
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

What Do You Know About Osteoarthritis?

Test your smarts about this common cause of pain.

Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk?
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoporosis

Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk?

See if you’re at risk for getting osteoporosis with this quick assessment that measures genetic and lifestyle factors for this often-invisible disease.

Test Your Osteoporosis IQ
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoporosis

Test Your Osteoporosis IQ

See how much you really know about osteoporosis.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Test Your Smarts
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Test Your Smarts

Take this brief quiz to see how much you really know.

Why Am I Losing Height? The “Short” Answer.
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Why Am I Losing Height? The “Short” Answer.

Top shelf getting tougher to reach? Find out why we lose height.

What Your BMI is Trying to Tell You
Weather and Joint Pain
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Weather and Joint Pain

Can you feel bad weather coming in your bones? Learn how this phenomenon works.

Top 10 Foods Essential to Fighting Arthritis
Diet & NutritionBone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Top 10 Foods Essential to Fighting Arthritis

The right diet can ease or prevent the symptoms of arthritis

Tips for Athletes to Prevent Arthritis
Fitness & ExerciseBone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Tips for Athletes to Prevent Arthritis

Avoiding injury and overuse are keys for preventing arthritis.

Tennis Elbow – and Other Tendon Troubles
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Tennis Elbow – and Other Tendon Troubles

Overdoing it a bit? There’s a clue to your tendinitis.

Snap, Crackle, Pop: Knuckle-Cracking and Arthritis
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Snap, Crackle, Pop: Knuckle-Cracking and Arthritis

Is knuckle-cracking more than a just an irritating habit?

Smart Steps to Prevent Falls Outdoors and On the Road
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoporosis

Smart Steps to Prevent Falls Outdoors and On the Road

Learn to spot where these fall risks are lurking.

Sidestepping the Hazards of High Heels
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Sidestepping the Hazards of High Heels

They’re fun, but they can be dangerous. Help your feet fight back!

Oh My Aching Hands!
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Oh My Aching Hands!

You don’t have to suffer with arthritis pain

My Body Just Doesn’t Feel Right
Bone & Joint HealthUniquely FemaleOsteoporosisThyroid Health

My Body Just Doesn’t Feel Right

Your metabolism could be in overdrive. Find out why.

More Than Time and Aging Affect the Progression of Osteoarthritis
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

More Than Time and Aging Affect the Progression of Osteoarthritis

Trauma, lifestyle and other factors also contribute to joint disease.

Making Sense of Joint Pain: Arthritis, Tendinitis, Bursitis
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Making Sense of Joint Pain: Arthritis, Tendinitis, Bursitis

Better understanding of joint pain leads to better management.

Keep Moving with Osteoporosis
High Heel Horrors? Listen to Your Feet
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

High Heel Horrors? Listen to Your Feet

Is being fashion-forward worth the danger?

Got Osteoporosis? Get Stronger Bones!
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoporosis

Got Osteoporosis? Get Stronger Bones!

These treatments can make a difference.

Fit at Every Age: You Can Do It!
Fitness & ExerciseBaby on the WayBone & Joint HealthHeads UpPrenatal CareOsteoporosisBrain HealthMenopause

Fit at Every Age: You Can Do It!

Young women who begin physical activity younger in life are more likely to continue to be active as they get older.

Exercise to Reduce Your Risk of Arthritis Pain
Fitness & ExerciseBone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Exercise to Reduce Your Risk of Arthritis Pain

Stretching, strengthening and cardio are all good for your joints.

Enjoy Life — Even with Osteoporosis!
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoporosis

Enjoy Life — Even with Osteoporosis!

Don’t let osteoporosis stop you in your tracks!

East Meets West: Alternative Therapies Offer Arthritis Relief
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

East Meets West: Alternative Therapies Offer Arthritis Relief

Check with your doctor to see which alternative therapies may work best for you.

Don’t Let Your Purse Weigh You Down
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Don’t Let Your Purse Weigh You Down

How — and why — to tame your monstrous handbag.

Do You Have Osteoporosis, the Silent Disease?
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoporosis

Do You Have Osteoporosis, the Silent Disease?

What you need to know about this common, yet invisible, disorder.

Catch a Silent Killer with Osteoporosis Screening
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoporosis

Catch a Silent Killer with Osteoporosis Screening

Don’t let this debilitating disease go unnoticed.

Best Self-Help Tools to Ease Living with Arthritis
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

Best Self-Help Tools to Ease Living with Arthritis

Look for the “Ease of Use” logo on products that can help you.

Are You Shouldering the Pain of Your Heavy Purse?
8 Ways You Can Live Well with Menopause
Bone & Joint HealthEmotional HealthUniquely FemaleOsteoporosisStressMenopause

8 Ways You Can Live Well with Menopause

Think there’s nothing you can do to stop your menopause misery? Think again.

8 Exercise Myths to Recognize — and Avoid
6 Ways to Rise Above the Emotional Impact of Osteoarthritis
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

6 Ways to Rise Above the Emotional Impact of Osteoarthritis

When you lose flexibility in your joints, it’s time to develop a resilient attitude to help you navigate the challenges of degenerative joint disease.

6 Signs It’s Time to Call Your Doctor for an Osteoarthritis Evaluation
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

6 Signs It’s Time to Call Your Doctor for an Osteoarthritis Evaluation

Delayed osteoarthritis treatment can lead to permanent joint damage and other serious health problems.

10 Stress Relievers to Reduce Arthritis Pain
Bone & Joint HealthOsteoarthritis

10 Stress Relievers to Reduce Arthritis Pain

Tap into your mind-body connection to lessen joint discomfort.

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