Years ago, in Morocco to write a travel story, I rode my first camel. Who knew that those stubborn, one-humped Dromedaries don’t simply sit to let you dismount—they lunge forward. And so, alas, did I, landing squarely on my right hip. Since it bothered me only intermittently, I stupidly didn’t get it checked out— for two decades. And just recently, much to my dismay, it was confirmed that osteoarthritis (OA) had set into the joint. So suffice it to say that I am writing this column from a personal—albeit painful—perspective.
Often the long-term result of an untreated injury, arthritis affects not only the joints but the tissues that surround them, along with other connective tissue. It’s certainly not uncommon. According to the Arthritis Foundation, it is the leading cause of disability in the United States, striking 50 million Americans, or one in every five adults. And it is not just a disease of old age; two-thirds of the people with arthritis are under age 65.
Lighting can make the difference between an average image and a breathtaking and eye-catching photo.
The stretch of sunny, mild weather enveloping the northeastern United States will come to end early next week as rain and much cooler air returns.
Experts won’t make specific predictions about the upcoming influenza season because the severity of the season varies from year to year, but they do suggest flu shots and simple, preventative measures to keep illness at bay.
Winter will start with a bang across parts of northern and western Europe as frequent storms bring disruptive rain and wind.
One of the best meteor showers of the fall will peak on Friday night with over a dozen meteors streaking across the night sky every hour.
A monsoon low moving northward from the Bay of Bengal this week will pose potential impacts to eastern India, Bangladesh and western Myanmar.
Following weeks of wildfires rampantly spreading throughout California, firefighters may get a leg up on the blazes late this week.
As firefighters continue to get the upper hand on the blazes charring Northern California, much-needed rain and cooler air are set to descend over California later this week.