Exercise of the Month – Hand Exercises

Exercise of the Month – Hand Exercises

Hand exercises may help to reduce stiffness, improve muscle strength and joint range of motion in people who have arthritis. There is no one-size-fits-all hand prescription for people with arthritis, but an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or rheumatologist can help design…

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Microbiomes, Gut Health & Inflammation

Microbiomes, Gut Health & Inflammation

There is an increasing amount of research into the important role gut microbiomes play in our overall health. These studies have demonstrated links between gut health and the immune system, autoimmune diseases, mood and mental health among many other health…

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Brain Fog – is it all in your head?

Brain Fog – is it all in your head?

Symptoms such as stiffness, swelling and pain may be typical for inflammatory arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis among others. But many people often have trouble with their memory & concentrating, thinking clearly and just…

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Medication Recall – Important Notice

Medication Recall – Important Notice

OA/RA capsules: Recall due to contamination 23rd January 2019 Consumers and health professionals are advised that Blueskygreenearth, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling OA/RA capsules (batch 17098003) due to contamination with a substance that poses an unacceptable risk to…

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Exercise of the Month: Tai Chi

Exercise of the Month: Tai Chi

What is tai chi? Tai chi is an ancient, Chinese martial art form that is practiced around the world as a type of gentle exercise. It involves smooth, flowing movements to help improve the flow of life energy, or Qi…

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Tips for the Holiday Season

Tips for the Holiday Season

The festive season can be a busy time of shopping, cooking, cleaning and gathering with family and friends. With a chronic condition, however, it can also be a difficult time managing your energy levels, eating (and drinking!), organising travel and…

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Exercise of the Month – Warm Water Exercise

Exercise of the Month – Warm Water Exercise

Water exercise involves exercising in a pool – usually a heated, warm water pool – and may also be called ‘hydrotherapy’. It is one of the most comfortable and effective ways that a person with arthritis can exercise because the…

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Biologics vs Biosimilars

Biologics vs Biosimilars

Biologics are a type of medication that can be prescribed for some forms of inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (a type of arthritis that affects children). For some biologics, there may…

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Rural Health Initiative 2018 Wrap-Up

Rural Health Initiative 2018 Wrap-Up

On July 12 in Bathurst, Arthritis NSW held the first community event of our Rural Health Initiative 2018. Since then we have presented the health education program to audiences in five rural communities, providing them new and useful information about…

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