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Arthritis and exercise

Managing joint pain for an active life

The idea that you should rest your joints if you have arthritis is outdated. Physical activity can actually reduce arthritis pain and stiffness, but it's important to know how you to get started and keep from over-doing it.

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Second Opinion

My BMI number puts me in the overweight category. Should I be concerned?

A: Probably, in the sense that it spurs you to evaluate health risks with your doctor and make any needed lifestyle changes. Body mass index (BMI) is one measure of health among many. Some people can be healthy and carry more weight than guidelines consider ideal. It's also true that... Read More

Could a bile acid problem be causing my on-going, hard to treat diarrhea?

A: About one-quarter to one-third of people with unexplained, chronic diarrhea have bile acid diarrhea (BAD). It can sometimes be overlooked as a diagnosis, and recognizing it can markedly reduce your need for health care visits and expense — in addition to discomfort and inconvenience — that occur when dealing... Read More