osteoarthritis http://wrvo.org en Osteoarthritis affects millions, but who's most at risk? http://wrvo.org/post/osteoarthritis-affects-millions-whos-most-risk <p>It may be common to have pain and stiffness in your joints -- especially as you age-- but what’s the difference between routine pain and a serious disease? This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://robertshmerling.gather.com/">Dr. Robert Shmerling</a> about <a href="http://www.bidmc.org/YourHealth/BIDMCInteractive/HealthyIs/ForFutureUse_DoNotPublishFolder/Osteoarthritis.aspx">osteoarthritis</a>, the most common form of arthritis, which affects millions of people. Shmerling an associate professor in medicine at Harvard Medical School, senior medical editor at Harvard Health Publications and associate physician and clinical chief of rheumatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Shmerling.</strong></p><p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 41650 at http://wrvo.org Osteoarthritis affects millions, but who's most at risk? Is osteoarthritis inevitable? http://wrvo.org/post/osteoarthritis-inevitable <p>Osteoarthritis affects millions of people. This most common form of arthritis occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time.&nbsp;</p><p>Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show, "Take Care," spoke to Dr. Robert Shmerling, a rheumatologist and Harvard professor, about whether everyone gets arthritis with age -- and what can be done about it.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:04:00 +0000 Take Care 41645 at http://wrvo.org