Tips for Healthy Knees * See a health care provider if the pain does not reduce for a number of days of ice, rest and massage. * Do not do knee-bending exercises that cause pain and avoid activities like walking hills. * Build sufficient muscle strength in areas like quads, glutes, ankles and hamstrings. * Warm up before beginning stretching and extend adequately. * Avoid locking knees while performing squats, leg presses or lunges. Use low weights. * Wear appropriate shoes. Take proper arch support when you feet roll in. * Do 2-3 activities regularly. What Never to Do for Healthy Knees * Never exercise through pain. * Do not overdo unfamiliar activities.HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced July 8 that she will provide $25 million to states to help pay out for the drug treatments, which average a lot more than $12,000 a year. So Even, some advocacy groupings said the aid ‘falls short’ of the necessity.This article is republished with kind permission from our friends at The Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the complete Kaiser Daily Health Policy Statement, search the archives, or join email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Daily Health Plan Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free support of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Plank Kaiser and Company Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. Administration to unveil first national HIV/AIDS strategy today The Washington Post: ‘The White Home will unveil the first formal national HIV/Helps strategy on Tuesday, a plan that aims to lessen the true number of new cases by 25 % in the next five years, officials said.