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Summer Time Tips to Ease Arthritis

Normally presented in the form of joint swelling, stiffness, and pain, arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. and is the leading cause of disability. Not only is May arthritis awareness month, but it’s also the beginning of a season for summer travels and family activities.

Here Dr. Tina Brar, of SIMEDHealth Rheumatology, provides us with some tips on how to best manage symptoms to make the most of your summer.

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Run a Half Marathon: Learn How to Prepare

Woman running a marathon while smiling

Tips and advice from a certified physician on how to prepare for running a half marathon for people who want to learn how.

Tai Chi for Arthritic Patients: VIDEOS

Elderly people doing tai chi outside

Tai Chi is a meditative martial art that features slow, gentle movements and deep breathing. In studies it has shown to be beneficial for the aging body.

Arthritis 101: What You Need To Know

Arthritis 101: What You Need To Know

Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis. – Arthritis Foundation, 2016