Can the weather really make us sick...not just emotionally...but physically?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Can the weather really make us sick...not just emotionally...but physically?

Yes! For example...when the air (barometric) pressure decreases as a low approaches, that allows tissue in arthritic joints to swell. That swelling puts the 'squeeze' on joints and nerve endings...causing increased pain and discomfort. There is some truth to the claim that arthritic joints can help forecast the weather! To learn more about how the weather can affect our health...for better and for worse...watch "Beyond the Forecast: Biometeorology...next Tuesday, May 29th and 7:30 pm.

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