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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

10 minutes a day is all it takes to keep osteoarthritis from stealing your independence

Most people think cancer is about the worst thing that could happen. As a health researcher, I’m no exception and spend a lot of time looking for ways to diminish that risk. But there are other health issues that may not seem as scary — but can disrupt and derail your life just as much… maybe even more…

Joyce Hollman

10 tips on the number one way to beat arthritis pain and stiffness

Arthritis is a leading cause of disability. If the joints of your fingers, hips, and knees become painful, stiff and inflamed, it can be hard just to get out of bed in the morning. And without a concerted effort to fight back against the pain, a person’s quality of life can go quickly downhill. But there are ways to fight back…

Jenny Smiechowski

The quickest and easiest way to avoid knee replacement surgery

If you’re already experiencing arthritis pain in your knees, you’re probably afraid knee replacement surgery is in your future. But it doesn’t have to be. There’s something you can do today to decrease your odds of needing surgery and suffering through recovery. And it only takes five to ten minutes!

Joyce Hollman

How to keep bursitis from making every movement a pain

Many people confuse bursitis with arthritis, where bone-on-bone friction occurs. Both are inflammatory conditions, but are caused by injury or wear to different parts of the joint. If you’re not sure what’s causing you pain, here’s how to tell and what to do about this painful condition…

Joyce Hollman

5 reasons your hands could be hurting

Your hands are built from an intricate structure of bones, ligaments and muscles that are extremely vulnerable to injuries and other conditions that can cause pain and rob them of function. Here are some things to watch for and tips to keep them ‘hands-on’ healthy…

Joyce Hollman

What seniors need to know about rose hips

Fall is the time to leave peaches and melons behind, and start enjoying those crisp, juicy apples. But did you know there’s a tiny ‘cousin’ to the apple that you can harvest at the end of summer? It has more vitamin C than an orange and that’s just the start of its benefits…


Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

3 scientifically proven steps to arthritis relief

Arthritis pain, caused by wear and tear on your joints, doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of aging, and it doesn’t have to lead to prescriptions that can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Overcome your osteoarthritis pain and symptoms in three simple steps…

Jenny Smiechowski

4 simple ways to feel better if you have painful osteoarthritis

The toll osteoarthritis takes on the people who have it is very serious. This type of “wear and tear” arthritis can become unbearably painful. Well, there’s a supplement that could help curb pain for osteoarthritis sufferers everywhere. You should give it a try, along with these other tips to live with less pain.

Joyce Hollman

Daily habits that are surprisingly bad for your joints

It doesn’t take an injury or a degenerative disease to do damage to our joints. In fact, there are innocent daily habits you may be doing over and over again that are destroying your joints. They may seem harmless, but they can take a toll, causing pain and mobility issues. Check out these 10 and see if you’re guilty of them…

Joyce Hollman

Ease this painful condition that increases your heart, stroke and kidney risks

Henry VIII and Alexander the Great endured this disease, but it’s definitely not limited to royalty. Today, more than 8.3 million Americans are suffering the pain and bodily damage of this condition — and worse, its serious consequences that are life-threatening…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

8 great supplements for calming rheumatoid arthritis

Living with RA can get a little easier when you use supplements to naturally reduce inflammation and swelling, relieve pain, improve your overall health and combat the side effects of those prescription drugs. Here are the great eight…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Arthritis: Proof that if you don’t use it, you lose it

Arthritis pain have you dreading getting out of bed and taking that first step? Do you wonder how much worse it’s going to be ten or even fifteen years down the road? If you know moving helps, but can’t handle the 150 minutes your doctor says is recommended, here’s good news…