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Find tips for daily living and the latest breakthroughs in treating adult and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, vasculitis, osteoporosis, gout and more from our Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute.

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Best Steps for Getting Ready to Run a Road Race

Tags: dehydration, exercise, heat exhaustion, hydration, runner, running

Signed up to run a road race? Don't forget to plan. Hydration and increasing your running miles slowly during training can play key roles in your performance on race day


Is Your Shoulder Pain Actually Caused by a Neck Problem?

Is Your Shoulder Pain Actually a Neck Problem?

Tags: arthritis, Great Pretenders Series, joint pain, neck pain, pain relief, shoulder pain, spine

Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.


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If Your Immune System Is Compromised, Can You Get Vaccinated?

Tags: arthritis, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, shingles, vaccines

Whether your system is affected by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or HIV or compromised by medications, check with your health care provider before receiving a vaccine.


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3 Vital Ingredients to Keeping Your Bones Healthy

Tags: bone density, bone health, broken bone, calcium, exercise, health screenings, osteoporosis, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamins and supplements

Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it's not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men.


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Try These 4 Dynamic Exercise Warm-Ups (Video)

Tags: exercise, fitness, runner, running, stretching, video, videos

Doing a functional warm-up instead of static stretching offers various benefits. Watch to learn how to do walking lunges, sumo squat side lifts, butt kicks and toy soldiers.


5 Tips to Prevent Exercise-Related Injury

Want to Start Exercising? These 5 Tips Can Help You Prevent Injury

Tags: exercise, heart disease, heat, ice, injury, prevention, running, sports injury

If you're in an exercise rut, remember it's not too late to start moving. Find five expert tips to getting started as well as insights about whether you're experiencing normal soreness or possible injury.


Walking During Long Runs Can Improve Your Fitness

How Walking During Long Runs Can Improve Your Fitness

Tags: exercise, heart health, marathon, running, walking

A recent study found that periodically walking during long runs doesn’t cost you any benefits to your heart health -- and may even save some wear and tear on your muscles. This is especially true for non-elite runners.


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11 Conditions You Can Develop If You Have Psoriatic Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Patients with psoriatic arthritis need to be aware of their risk of conditions that often accompany the disease, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, IBD and eye disease.


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Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Child’s Cast

Tags: broken bone, casts, growing pains of parenting, skin care, skin infection

What should your child do if the skin under his cast itches? What if her cast gets wet? Follow these do’s and don’ts of cast care for kids.


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4 Foam Roller Exercises for Your Legs and Lower Body (Video)

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, muscles, stretching, video, videos

Watch a demonstration of four foam rolling exercises for the hip flexors and quadriceps, outer thigh muscles, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. They will increase you range of motion and improve blood flow.