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Fall Sports Tips: Stay Active and Safe
September 12, 2012
Close to 2 million persons in the United States were treated for football-, soccer-, and volleyball-related injuries in emergency departments and doctors’ offices during 2011.
Arthritis Is a Major Contributor to Physical Inactivity
January 27, 2012
New CDC data indicate that persons who have arthritis are significantly more likely to be physically inactive than those who do not, in spite of the proven benefits of physical activity for arthritis management.
Winter Sports Safety Can Be Tough Sledding
January 27, 2012
More than 440,000 persons were treated in hospitals, doctors' offices, and emergency departments for winter sports–related injuries in 2010, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Tips for Easing That Aching Hip
November 29, 2011
Long hours of sitting at a desk can take its toll on one or both of your patients’ hip joints, but some simple measures can provide relief.
Trip Tips for Travelers With Arthritis
July 26, 2011
For many, summer is carefree vacation time that often includes travel. For persons with arthritis, however, travel can be challenging and uncomfortable.
Answers to Your Questions about Bicycle Helmets
April 13, 2011
Wearing a bicycle helmet is the single most effective safety measure you can take in bike riding. Make sure the helmet fits well and has a label indicating it meets safety requirements.
Applying Shared Decision Making to Low Back Pain
BRADLEY K. WEINER, MD, ANDREW JASON SCHOENFELD, MD
, August 26, 2008
The "logical plan" for patient care includes sparing use of medications, providing pain relief, and quick resumption of work.
Fighting Fibromyalgia: Five Key Issues
DAVID S. HALLEGUA, MD and DANIEL J. WALLACE, MD
, October 20, 2010
Physicians treating patients with fibromyalgia syndrome should rule out coexisting disorders and establish possible inducing factors.