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Fredrick Martin Wigley, MD
(410) 955-3375
600 N Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1972

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Shari Miura Ling, MD
(410) 558-8384
5600 Nathan Shock Dr # 29
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jill Stacie Ratain, MD
(410) 532-4646
5601 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1984

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Uzma J Haque, MD
4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Philip Seo, MD
(410) 955-5000
4320 Seminary Road,
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1997

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Edward Sills
(410) 955-6145
601 N Caroline St
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Fredrick Wigley
(410) 550-2400
5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Ami Aalok Shah
(410) 550-7715
5501 Hopkins Bayview Cir
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Jill Ratain
(410) 955-3052
600 North Wolfe Street 319 Harvey Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Joan Marie Bathon, MD
(410) 550-2400
600 N Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1978

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Feed Your Joints

The common misconception of arthritis is that your tired ol’ knees or hands or hips just
wear away with age. Not true! Arthritic joints actually starve for nutrients and healthy living,
including sensible supplementation, can give them the nourishment they need.

By Lisa James

October 2006

If arthritis doesn’t seem quite as inevitable as death and taxes, it certainly gives that famous pair a run for their money. Do you know anyone much over the age of 45 or so who doesn’t ache somewhere? How long does it take you to work out all the kinks when you first wake up? No wonder arthritis is the most common joint disorder in the world.

But it only seems as if we’re all doomed to creak with age. “When you look at many peoples around the world who follow a more traditional lifestyle, they don’t have any arthritis in their bodies at all,” says herbalist and naturopathic physician Eugene Zampheron, cofounder of the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut and coauthor (with Ellen Kamhi, RN, HNC) of Arthritis: Reverse Underlying Causes of Arthritis With Clinically Proven Alternative Therapies (Celestial Books). “The only times they get arthritis is if they sustain injuries to the bone that provides blood to the joint.”

To understand why modern folk are so arthritis-prone, let’s look at the anatomy. Free-moving joints, such as knees and knuckles, consist of the ends of the adjoining bones padded by cartilage, a tough, smooth, slippery substance that keeps the bones from grinding together. This cartilage—and everything else within the joint—is covered by the synovial membrane, which produces a nourishing, lubricating fluid. The whole thing is surrounded by tendons, ligaments and muscles that provide support and movement. (The joints between the spinal vertebrae consist of cartilage pads, allowing for more protection but less flexibility.)

Something this complicated can easily go awry, and in fact there are more than 100 different varieties of arthritis. But the mother of all arthritic disorders is osteoarthritis (OA). “Cartilage is composed of water, collagen, which is a structural protein, and glycoseaminoglucans (GAG), which acts as a cushion between the bones,” Zampheron explains. “In arthritis, this structure begins to erode and the body tries to immobilize the joint with calcium by building bridges between the bones as the process continues.” End result: stiffness, pain and decreased range of motion. (In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the second most common type, the immune system goes haywire and attacks joint tissues; the ultimate outcome—cartilage destruction—is the same.)

OA is commonly thought of as a “wear ’n tear” disease, in which joints just naturally grind down over time. Actually, the main culprit isn’t overwork but undernutrition. “Cartilage is like a sponge,” Zampheron says. “When you squeeze it waste products go out; when you release, it opens up and nutrients rush in from the synov...

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