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Arthritis

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  • Fitness Files: Your health may be in your hands

    Last Saturday, I walked out of a meeting with a doctor-friend who said, "I'm tired of the TV news hysteria about Ebola. Do you know how many die of hospital-born infections every year, just because medical staff doesn't follow hand-washing protocols?"...
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty may be best option to treat torn rotator cuff and arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have severe arthritis in my shoulder. I recently found out my rotator cuff is also torn. I can't lift my arm much anymore without a lot of pain. My doctor recommends reverse shoulder arthroplasty. What does this surgery involve? How...
  • Keeping people out of hospitals makes system healthier

    Keeping people out of hospitals makes system healthier
    For all its flaws, the federal Affordable Care Act is beginning to fulfill one of its missions: to change a health-care system that could only be described as sick itself. While much of Obamacare focused controversially around health insurance, other...
  • AbbVie board calls off Shire acquisition

    AbbVie board calls off Shire acquisition
    North Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie has pulled the plug on its plan to buy Dublin-based Shire, recommending shareholders vote against the planned $55 billion takeover following new U.S. tax rules. Shire stands to be paid a break-up fee of about $1.64...
  • Environmental Nutrition: Choose sustainable fish to protect our food supply

    Environmental Nutrition As the major source of omega-3 fats in our diet, fish is a healthy protein source that people should include more often. Many health organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and Alzheimer's Association,...
  • AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire

     AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire
    AbbVie's surprise announcement late Tuesday that it is having second thoughts about its proposed acquisition of Shire raises numerous questions about the future of the deal. The North Chicago-based drugmaker said its board of directors will take...
  • Test Kitchen recipe: Vegan Granola Bars

    There are a ton of granola bar options at grocery stores. Some can be overload with sugar and high in fat. But it's just as easy to make your own. Not only do you control the ingredients, but it saves you money. You can make a tray of granola bars, cut...
  • Occupational therapy: Seeing patients overcome obstacles is biggest reward

    By Erinn Hutkin Since she works with children, Cindy DeRuiter's says her days are always memorable. Her patients are sure to say or do something funny, unexpected, or heartwarming. An occupational therapist at Easter Seals Autism Therapeutic School’s...
  • Medical marijuana could cost employees their jobs

    Medical marijuana could cost employees their jobs
    Even if medical marijuana becomes law in Florida, employees with debilitating medical conditions could be fired for using it – regardless of whether they have a doctor's approval. Amendment 2 contains no employee protections, lawyers say, beyond...
  • Shopping Scout: Baskets, Big Boggle, dog ramp, more

    Shopping Scout: Baskets, Big Boggle, dog ramp, more
    LOOKING FOR Baskets: Joan of Bethlehem is looking for large baskets. Big Boggle game: Joan of Bethlehem is looking for the game Big Boggle. Dog ramp: Mary of Allentown is looking for a dog ramp for her car. "I occasionally care for two large dogs...
  • NSAIDs effective drugs to help manage pain

    NSAIDs effective drugs to help manage pain
    Q: My dog has bad arthritis in his knee. I've read a lot about Rimadyl and it scares me, so I'm thinking of using Zubrin. Do you have any suggestions about what might be safer? -- V.W., via cyberspace A: Well, no, you're not going to use Zubrin. The drug...