Active with asthma

Active with asthma

Can you be active with asthma? If you’re an asthmatic, the last thing you want is to stop exercising for fear of hurting yourself or having a bad reaction. And it’s not just your emotional state that suffers as a result; the lack of activity can lead to...
Easing the wheezing

Easing the wheezing

Every year about 130 million children worldwide suffer from the effects of asthma. It has been reported that as many as one in 11 children will develop asthma before their fifteenth birthday. Asthma can also lead to a series of other health problems for children, such...
Deciding about knee replacement surgery

Deciding about knee replacement surgery

Most people do not want to have knee replacement surgery because they are scared of the risks and benefits. Some of these risks and benefits involve high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, a previous knee replacement surgery. This does not mean that they would...
Deciding about shoulder replacement surgery

Deciding about shoulder replacement surgery

The shoulder joint is one of the most complex joints in the body. It’s made up of three bones: the collarbone (clavicle), upper arm bone (humerus), and the slender blade-like bone in between them called the scapula, which provides stability to a person’s shoulders....
Helping your child deal with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Helping your child deal with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability for people ages 14 to 44. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, or JIA for short, is the most common form of arthritis in kids. It affects about 200,000 children in the US alone. It usually begins between 6 months and 4 years old....