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September 2016

5 Tips To Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Do you have knee pain?  Do your knees feel unstable when walking? Do you feel grinding every time you bend your knees? Well, if you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you [...]

A New Option for Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain can be one of the most disabling types of pain.  It is typically caused by direct damage to or a disease causing damage to the body’s nervous system.  Pain is the most common [...]

May 2016

Weight loss with treatment can help psoriatic arthritis

Weight loss and treatment may work together to improve disease symptoms in overweight people with psoriatic arthritis. A recent study, published in June in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, found that patients who took a [...]

April 2016

Tequila Could Be the Basis for a New Osteoporosis Treatment

In addition to being the most important ingredient in margaritas, substances derived from tequila can play an important role in health. Not only did new research find that Agave tequilana (or tequila agave) may help [...]

March 2016

Steroid Injections Do Not Harm Knee Joint

Intra-articular (IA) corticosteroid (CS) injections do not prevent long-term structural damage in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), nor do the injections hasten joint damage, according to the results of a National Institutes of Health–funded randomized [...]

Copper Bracelets: Do Copper Bracelets Help With Arthritis

Many people say copper wristbands help ease the aches and pains of stiff and sore joints. It is certainly true that people do say this - even scientific research provides evidence that people taking part [...]

February 2016

Add Neck Problems to Reasons Not to Smoke

Here's yet another reason to snuff out that cigarette: Smoking can damage the cervical discs in your neck, a new study contends. The discs, located between your vertebrae, absorb shock to the spine. They become [...]

Green Tea Combats Rheumatoid Arthritis

In case you needed another healthy reason to brew a hot cup of green tea, researchers from Washington State University have found that it blocks rheumatoid arthritis activity. Green tea has been tied to a [...]

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Disease Detectives Diagnosis Michelangelo’s Ailment

The great artist Michelangelo likely had osteoarthritis in his hands, an investigation by a Rome, Italy plastic surgeon and colleagues concludes. Swollen joints and loss of fine motor skills did not slow the master down, [...]

Coffee Has a Positive Influence on Gout Risk

Wouldn’t it be a dream come true if coffee consumption possibly helped reduce the risk of gout? Gout is a form of arthritis that more commonly affects men, especially between the ages of 40 and [...]

November 2015