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Top Ten Tips for Coping with Arthritis
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American Pain Foundation - Since there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, this condition is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Practical advice for feeling better and avoiding flare-ups of pain are provided in this article. American Pain Foundation - Since there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, this condition is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Practical advice for feeling better and avoiding flare-ups of pain are provided in this article. Show less
What You Can Do: The Importance of Self-Care and a Good-Health Attitude
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health - Take care of yourself with education, exercise, diet, and sleep. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health - Take care of yourself with education, exercise, diet, and sleep. Show less
How to Care for Yourself
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Arthritis Foundation - Advice for making your life easier while living with arthritis. Arthritis Foundation - Advice for making your life easier while living with arthritis. Show less
An Active Approach to Osteoarthritis: Moving beyond the pain
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American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Basic tips from PM&R physicians, to increase your odds of keeping your joints pain free. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Basic tips from PM&R physicians, to increase your odds of keeping your joints pain free. Show less
Osteoarthritis Weight Management
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The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center - Even small amounts of weight loss reduce the chance of developing osteoarthritis in the knee, while for those who alr...Show more The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center - Even small amounts of weight loss reduce the chance of developing osteoarthritis in the knee, while for those who already have arthritis, weight loss reduces pain in the joints. This discussion is written for the physician, but includes much useful information for the arthritis patient. Show less
Strategies to Increase Your Physical Activity
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The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center - Exercise is an important part of the treatment for arthritis and this encouraging article discusses how to overcome common barriers to physical activity in the arthritis patient. The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center - Exercise is an important part of the treatment for arthritis and this encouraging article discusses how to overcome common barriers to physical activity in the arthritis patient. Show less
Introduction to Exercise
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Arthritis Foundation - Information on appropriate exercise programs with videos and links to local resources. Arthritis Foundation - Information on appropriate exercise programs with videos and links to local resources. Show less
Aquatic Exercise and Tai Chi
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Arthritis Foundation - A look at virtually impact-free exercise choices for people with painful joints. Arthritis Foundation - A look at virtually impact-free exercise choices for people with painful joints. Show less
Pain Center
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Arthritis Foundation - Provides clear complete information on controlling pain through understanding, prevention, and management. Arthritis Foundation - Provides clear complete information on controlling pain through understanding, prevention, and management. Show less
Families and Arthritis
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University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine - Important principles for families coping with arthritis. Click on other tabs for more help in coping strategies. University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine - Important principles for families coping with arthritis. Click on other tabs for more help in coping strategies. Show less
Caregiving after an Osteoarthritis Diagnosis
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Everyday Health - How to assist someone diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Everyday Health - How to assist someone diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Show less
Coping With Chronic Illness (PDF)
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National Institutes of Health - This is a wonderful article that explains the stages patients experience after a diagnosis of chronic illness, followed by practical strategies for coping with the realities of a new “normal.” National Institutes of Health - This is a wonderful article that explains the stages patients experience after a diagnosis of chronic illness, followed by practical strategies for coping with the realities of a new “normal.” Show less
Your Pain and Travel Guide: How to Plan Before You Go
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American Pain Foundation - Tips on planning and packing for travel, useful for anyone with a chronic pain problem. American Pain Foundation - Tips on planning and packing for travel, useful for anyone with a chronic pain problem. Show less
Top Ten Tips for Restoring Intimacy
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American Pain Foundation - This brief article provides encouraging advice for couples faced with the limitations of chronic pain. American Pain Foundation - This brief article provides encouraging advice for couples faced with the limitations of chronic pain. Show less
Arthritis Foundation: Northern California Chapter
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657 Mission Street, Suite 603 San Francisco, CA 94105-4120 info.nca@arthritis.org Phone: (415)356-1230 Fax: 415-356-1240 Toll-free: 800-464-6240 - Organizes exercise programs, support groups and events. 657 Mission Street, Suite 603 San Francisco, CA 94105-4120 info.nca@arthritis.org Phone: (415)356-1230 Fax: 415-356-1240 Toll-free: 800-464-6240 - Organizes exercise programs, support groups and events. Show less
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