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The Role of Exercise in the Treatment of Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the United States, affecting over 43 million Americans, or one out of every six people (Helmick, et al., 1995). Arthritis encompasses more than 100 diseases and conditions affecting joints, the surrounding tissues and other connective tissues. Symptoms include pain, aching, stiffness, …

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Dr. Peter Forsham the noted diabetes specialist from the Univ. of California at San Francisco presented a lecture that I attended as a young professor that impressed me. He stated “if you know diabetes, you know medicine since diabetes effects every tissue and organ system from head to toe”. He …

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