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Rheumatoid Arthritis - Knee

Chronic rheumatoid arthritis can exist over a long period of time and it is one example the many chronic rheumatism conditions. Treatment for RA can include medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).


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Move Around on Long Flights

Although rare, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can occur during long airline flights, say medical researchers at the University of Washington. DVT is the development of blood clots in deep veins. Portions of these clots can break loose and travel to the lungs, causing acute breathing difficulty and cardiac arrest. To help prevent the problem: Drink plenty of water while in the air; don't drink alcohol. Get up and walk around the plane several times, at least once each hour. Stretch your legs and rotate your feet while seated; avoid crossing your legs. If you are an older adult, talk to your doctor about whether you should take an aspirin a few hours before the flight.

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You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

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