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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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Hands On: Tips for Dealing With Your Arthritis Hand Pain

Tags: arthritis, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

Beyond medical treatments, you can take steps on your own — and with the help of experts — to get a grip on hand pain from arthritis.


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What New Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Means for You

Tags: arthritis, genetics, rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers have started to answer important questions: Can we predict the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, and can we predict how patients will respond to aggressive treatment?


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Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life With MS Easier

Tags: Crohn's disease, MS, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, smoking, stress, urinary tract infection

To help reduce your multiple sclerosis flare-ups, avoid certain triggers, including smoking, excessive heat and fatigue. Read the full list and find out why they can worsen MS.


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5 Questions to Ask Before You Exercise With Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, exercise, fibromyalgia, fitness, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

To get the benefits of movement while avoiding injuries or increasing pain, start with an honest conversation with your doctor.


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If You Have Arthritis, Don’t Hibernate This Winter

Tags: arthritis, exercise, fitness, osteoarthritis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, winter

Whether you exercise indoors or outdoors, staying active during winter can decrease arthritis pain and stiffness.


5 Myths About Diet and Arthritis

Busting 5 Myths About Your Diet and Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, diet, healthy diet, myths, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

There is no shortage of bad advice out there — especially when it comes to arthritis and your diet.


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8 Ways You Can Travel Like an Expert With Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, medication, rheumatoid arthritis, travel, travel tips

Your bags are packed. Your flights are booked. Are you prepared to deal with arthritis far from home?


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How to Ease Your Arthritis Pain With Simple Food Swaps

Tags: arthritis, chronic inflammation, diet & nutrition, nutrition, oils, rheumatoid arthritis

If you have arthritis or joint pain, you can make simple changes in your diet to reduce inflammation. It's a natural way to use food as medicine -- to stop the pain before it starts.


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Got Arthritis? You Can Clean and Garden With Less Pain

Tags: arthritis, chronic pain, gardening, osteoarthritis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis

With planning, you can keep a tidy house and yard without making yourself miserable in the process.