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If You Have Lupus, Consult Doctor Before Pregnancy (Video)

Tags: high-risk pregnancy, lupus, pregnancy, systemic lupus erythematosus

Before getting pregnant, it's best for lupus patients to coordinate care with their rheumatologist and an obstetrician familiar with high-risk pregnancies.


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Do You Have Sports-Related Back Pain? Know When to Call a Doctor

Tags: back pain, chronic back pain, exercise, joint pain, spine, sports injuries, strains and sprains, workout

Find out what you need to know about sports-related back and spine injuries. It's important to know when to treat these injuries on your own and when to seek help.


New Study Finds Injections Are Best for Your Knee Arthritis Pain

New Study Finds Injections Are Best for Your Knee Arthritis Pain

Tags: acetaminophen, arthritis, knee, knee pain, osteoarthritis, study

There are various options for treating the painful symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, and researchers wanted to understand which non-surgical treatments work best. In a recent study, they compared different options.


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Drugs Can Help You with Lupus-Related Hair Loss (Video)

Tags: androgenic hair thinning, hair loss, lupus, medications, systemic lupus erythematosus, videos

Doctors treat hair loss in lupus patients with medications such as steroid lotions or prednisone. Talk to your doctor early to best manage the condition.


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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.


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How to Overcome Anxiety During Your Sports Injury Recovery

Tags: ACL tear, anxiety, Concussions, knee injury, knee rehab, mental health, post-surgery recovery, rehabilitation, sports injuries, sports injury

When sports result in a serious injury, athletes not only need to heal physically. They often struggle to regain confidence. Find out how you can overcome these feelings and get back to your sport.


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New Surgeries Ease Arthritis of Your Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist

Tags: arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pain, elbow pain, innovation, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, surgery, wrist

Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow and wrist can leave you in pain and feeling weak. It also can create a substantial loss of mobility and function. The good news is that there are some very effective techniques to addressing this problem, even in severe cases.


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11 Simple Health Habits Worth Adopting Into Your Life

Tags: bad habits, breakfast, exercise, healthy diet, healthy habits, posture, sleep, soda

When you build healthy habits, small decisions add up over time. An exercise physiologist and dietitian offer 11 of the best diet, nutrition and fitness habits that you can incorporate into your life.


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Do You Sit All Day at Work? Stand at Your Desk for Better Health

Tags: back pain, chronic back pain, electronics, eyes, posture, scoliosis, workplace health

Even though you probably can’t avoid sitting at work, there are ways for you to stay active and maintain good posture at your desk and computer.


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Read This If You Are a Smoker Who Struggles With Chronic Pain

Tags: arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, joint pain, pain management, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

Do you smoke? Here's another reason to quit. Smokers are nearly three times as likely to get lower back pain. Even though it might seem relaxing in the moment, smoking can actually cause more pain your body over time.