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Holiday Gift Ideas for Arthritis Patients – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

The holiday season is here, and it is the time for giving gifts, and letting loved ones around us know how much they mean to us. So, if someone special in your life is affected by arthritis or chronic pain, what are some good gift ideas to give them? Here are some tips and suggestions: … Continue reading

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This Fall, Focus on Preventing Falls – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

This fall, do yourself a favor and take the time to focus on preventing falls. We’ve all taken a tumble or a spill here and there, and the truth is, while we sometimes come out unscathed, we can sometimes really hurt ourselves! We often associate falls with children or the elderly, but the truth is, … Continue reading

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Healing Hands for Arthritis – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

On September 19th, 2012, Massage Envy will donate $10 from every massage and facial to the Arthritis Foundation, as part of “Healing Hands for Arthritis.” You can find a location close to you by clicking here. According to the Arthritis Foundation website, “Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation are joining forces for the second annual Healing … Continue reading

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Foot Pain and Arthritis – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Often times, people with any type of arthritis tend to have a lot of “structural” issues in their body, in addition to pain and inflammation of the joints. In addition to the back being commonly affected – whether from arthritis directly or indirectly – the feet often tend to develop issues, as well. The Arthritis … Continue reading

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Are You the Face of Arthritis? – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

  What does arthritis “look like?” Check out this new initiative from the Arthritis Foundation, “Faces of Arthritis.” Go blue for World Arthritis Day by purchasing this shirt to show that arthritis has MANY looks, and then share your photo and your story to show the world what “arthritis looks like!” I’ll be posting more … Continue reading

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Managing Stress While Living with Chronic Pain or Illness – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

As many as 90% of doctor visits, and thus coinciding conditions, have stress as a causative or effective component. Stress is a part of life for everyone, and how stress is handled varies from person to person. Unfortunately, for people living with a disability, chronic illness, or any other medical problem, life tends to come with a … Continue reading

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Kids, Teens, and Young Adults Get Arthritis, Too! Celebrate JA Awareness in July – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Kids and young adults get arthritis, too. And July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. According to the Arthritis Foundation, JA refers to any form of arthritis or arthritis-related condition that develops in children or teenagers who are less than 18 years of age. Approximately 294,000 children under the age of 18 are affected by pediatric … Continue reading

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The Inconvenient Truths About Life with Arthritis and Chronic Illness – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

I’ll admit it. I, like many of you, have, at times, grown weary of hearing, “You need to exercise. You need to eat well. You need to think positive thoughts. Sleep is important. You can’t give up,” and so on. But, I recently had a lot of health crises that led me to have a … Continue reading

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2012 Arthritis Advocacy Summit: Not Attending? Be a Part of the Virtual Summit!

If you were unable to attend the 2012 Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit, going on now April 16th-18th, you can still let your voice be heard by joining in the Virtual Summit! Join the AF during the Advocacy Summit by telling your Members of Congress that MORE needs to be done for people living with arthritis! … Continue reading