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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Are You Raising Your Personal Risk Level?

Rheumatoid arthritis is no laughing matter. About 1.5 million Americans are believed to suffer from the condition, which causes pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. While the exact cause is not known, the immune system of the sufferer is said to attack the joint tissues. Of all Americans diagnosed, nearly three fourths of them are women. If you are …

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New Salt Study: Low Salt Intake Not Supported

A new report from the Institute of Medicine shows that, while high levels of sodium intake should be lowered, too little sodium intake could also be harmful. “These new studies support previous findings that reducing sodium from very high intake levels to moderate levels improves health,” said Brian Strom, a professor of public health and preventive medicine at the University …

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