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Gardening and Arthritis

In five short days, it will be spring!  Take advantage of the warmer weather, sunshine and longer days and spend time outside tending to your very own garden!  This article will provide you with gardening tips that will protect your joints while making the upkeep of a garden manageable and fun. 


Tai Chi Program: An Insider's View

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi (AFTC) is the most recent addition to the Life Improvement Series. Developed by Dr. Paul Lam, AFTC uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for every fitness level. We talked with instructor Judy Grize to give you an insider’s view of the program.


 Managing Your Health: The Benefits of Keeping a Personal Health Care Record

Being diagnosed with a chronic disease like a type of arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia can be overwhelming.  You might wonder what type of treatment program is the best for you, what medication you should be taking, or how to better understand your symptoms. Click here to learn more about keeping health care records and taking control of arthritis!

Arthritis Foundation Volunteers Take Their Message to Capitol Hill at the 2012 Advocacy Summit

On April 16-18, hundreds of people from across the United States will meet with members of Congress to educate them about arthritis and its devastating effects on the 50 million adults and 300,000 children with the disease.  Click here to learn more.

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