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Old 04-21-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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I know this seems like a silly question, but my husband is suffering from RA and
unfortunately, while AZ would be the perfect climate, relocating there is not possible.
We are right now just exploring options. We currently live "Up North" and I don't think
he can take another winter. Job options would be available to him on either Coast.
We have been to the West Coast numerous times and prefer it but if we are to
make a move, want to include all factors in that decision. We've been to FL quite
a few times and know the humidity is killer in the summer months.
Thank you for your time and reply.
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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The further south the better to avoid our winter cold snaps which occur largely in the upper 2/3 of the state. If you like the west coast Naples-Bonita Springs would be your best bet if an employment option and no further north than Sarasota in my opinion. The east coast would offer more employment options no doubt so would suggest areas like Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Davie and Weston or if looking for coastal...cities like Boca Raton or Delray Beach are nice choices too.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Fort Liquordale, Florida
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Anywhere in Florida is great for arthritis and I am so sorry you have RA. I understand your pain so god bless you! Our local hero Joe Namath lives in Florida because it helps his arthritic knees, and Joe can live anywhere in the USA. Buy a house with a pool with NO screen enclosure and you will be fine.

God bless you.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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Thank you both for your reply. Will check into the locations
you provided. Can I ask why no screen for a pool??
We are 50/50 on condo vs. home so I am curious as to the
screen issue. Blessing right back!
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:04 PM
 
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I am curious also; why no screen for the pool? I thought the idea was to keep bugs at bay.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Liquordale, Florida
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Screens are ok because it does keep leaves out of your pool but for 100% vitamin d you need an open pool meaning no screen. Joe has no sceen by design because direct rays on the body is essential to pain relief. Ideally, if I were you, go the Condo way of life then the pool will be maintained by the HOA and no screen enclosure!
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:48 AM
 
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Screens do not filter out Vitamin D or UV Rays, and I'm not sure where that "scientific data" was assimilated from. Also screening for pools/patios is a very good idea in Florida if one wants to sit out and not be attacked by mosquitoes. As an FYI I would recommend extensive investigation of any condo being considered in terms of finances (reserve funds and potential assessments) as many are still highly affected by foreclosures and along with it massively decreased collection of Condo Fees which not only cover insurance but needed maintenance/repair of the common property. Many complexes have put off improvements due to lack of funds and with it comes the very real danger of assessments which are added to the condo fee monthly to pay off projects that didn't have sufficient capital to undertake. Assessments can run hundreds of dollars per month (imagine the cost of re-roofing a large building for example) and put you into dire financial straits. All of this information is available when considering a property and will be included in the Condo documents which show amount of money in reserve funds and dates of last major improvements so you can see whether or not it's likely to be an issue in the near future.
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous South Florida
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Screens do not filter out Vitamin D or UV Rays, and I'm not sure where that "scientific data" was assimilated from....
Agreed! Many OTHER factors can interfere with vitamin D absorption, but definitely not plain old mesh screen. 9 things that can undermine your vitamin D level - Harvard Health

Glass, on the other hand, is a whole other story. It may actually be more harmful to sit in front of a sunny window then it is to sit outdoors. UVA light - which causes premature aging, skin cancer, etc - is NOT filtered by glass whereas UVB rays (the vitamin D producer) IS filtered by glass. The incidence of melanoma is increasing exponentially in fair-skinned, indoor workers. (I know its totally OT, but still interesting to science geeks like me)

http://www.medical-hypotheses.com/ar...599-9/abstract
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Friends with RA complain about FL humidity and its impact on them, especially in summer.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:37 AM
 
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Friends with RA complain about FL humidity and its impact on them, especially in summer.
That's counter-intuitive as extreme temperature/humidity fluctuations as well as cold weather and low humidity most often affect arthritis sufferers, none of which is specific to Southern Florida.
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