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Arthritis

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Top Arthritis Articles

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  • Get the full picture on vitamin D

    Get the full picture on vitamin D
    Dear Readers: Vitamin D is good for more than preventing rickets. This time of year, it also helps with depression and immune function. When physicians talk about vitamin D deficiency, they are invariably talking about low levels of an inactive compound...
  • Arthritis pain, lost sleep may lead to depression, disability

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Having sleep problems in addition to osteoarthritis may lead to greater disability over time, according to a new study. "If your pain is keeping you awake today, you're at risk of functional decline in the future," said...
  • 'Any time you get your hands on a dog is good'

    'Any time you get your hands on a dog is good'
    When two of Jackie Limosani's dogs were ill, she did some homework and became familiar with alternative pet therapies. She is now a certified canine massage therapist, combining her love of dogs with her desire to help shelters and rescues. "Any time...
  • Orlando In-Home Care Agency: Where to Find Adaptive Clothing and Footwear, Part II

    Orlando In-Home Care Agency: Where to Find Adaptive Clothing and Footwear, Part II With a growing senior and aging population, adaptive clothing products are surely to make a dent in a current demanding market. The demand for adaptive clothing is...
  • Recline time: How to choose a recliner that's right for you

    Recline time: How to choose a recliner that's right for you
    Recliners have come a long way since the days when earlier generations wanting to kick back had to fumble with finicky side levers just to get the footrest working. “Today’s recliners are comfortable, easy to use and offer a wide range of...
  • For most chronic pain, neurologists declare opioids a bad choice

    Patients taking opioid painkillers for chronic pain not associated with cancer -- conditions such as headaches, fibromyalgia and low-back pain -- are more likely to risk overdose, addiction and a range of debilitating side effects than they are to improve...
  • Acupuncture may not be effective for knee pain: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture won't improve chronic knee pain in middle-aged people, researchers say. In their study, real acupuncture using needles and lasers was no more helpful than sham acupuncture for chronic knee pain among people 50...
  • Workout Achiever: I lost 28 pounds and can teach fitness classes

    Workout Achiever: I lost 28 pounds and can teach fitness classes
    Name: Karen Silbernagel Age: 43 Hometown: Originally from Rochester, Minn., but now live in Easton Favorite exercise routine: Circuit training at Trinity Fitness or PiYo home DVDs Major exercise accomplishment: I can finally do push-ups on my...
  • Nip the flu bug in the bud by managing stress

    Nip the flu bug in the bud by managing stress
    As the days get shorter, our thoughts turn to last year's flu and bronchitis season. The 2013-14 influenza season was particularly tough on the 25-to-64 age group, and experts say we should be prepared for a repeat performance. Is there a way to not...
  • Better diabetes remission after weight loss surgery than other methods

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More than 20 years of evidence suggests that bariatric surgery produces greater weight loss and more type 2 diabetes remissions than nonsurgical treatments for the obese, according to a review. The results, from a...
  • Hundreds of firms join global hunt for copycat biotech drugs

    (Reuters) - Hundreds of companies around the world are chasing an emerging market for cheaper copies of costly biotech drugs, with more than 700 so-called biosimilars now in development or already approved, according to a major study of the sector....