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Arthritis

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  • USC and Scripps Research Institute are in talks about affiliation

    USC and Scripps Research Institute are in talks about affiliation
    USC is in talks to acquire or affiliate with the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, the independent biomedical organization that is home to Nobel-winning scientists and has helped produce important drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The...
  • Explore alternatives before opting for joint replacement surgery

    By the summer of 2013, Joan Chiverton had endured nearly three years of knee pain. She'd had enough. "I love to walk and I'm a very active person, and I'd have to stop after every couple of blocks and take a break," says Chiverton, an illustrator who...
  • Motorized reel designed to empower disabled anglers

    MINNEAPOLIS The smallmouth bass hit Todd Kemery's lure with a vengeance. "It fought like a monster; I was afraid I was going to lose it because it kept going under the boat," said Kemery, a quadriplegic Marine veteran who normally has difficulty...
  • Low-dose corticosteroids relieve the pain of PMR

    Q: I've been diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica. What is it? What treatment is used for the associated pain? A: Polymyalgia rheumatic (PMR) is a condition that causes the sudden onset of aching, stiffness and fatigue in older adults. Symptoms are...
  • The father of invention

    The father of invention
    Howard Silken became an inventor at the age of 7. Opening matchboxes was a source of endless frustration for his mother, a smoker whose hands shook from arthritis. After learning more bad words "than you can imagine" when the matches kept falling to the...
  • Marcus Hayes: US Open title eludes Mickelson again

    PINEHURST, N.C. He signed and signed and signed in the hot evening sun. As his fellow also-rans finished behind him on the 18th green at Pinehurst No. 2, he signed flags and hats and shirts; then, on his way down the steps to the locker room, he heard...
  • Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls.

     Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls.
    I make house calls. Remember those? When a doctor came to your door with a black bag? You might think of this as a quaint vestige of prewar life, or a luxury for the exceptionally wealthy with their concierge doctors. But home care medicine, as it's now...
  • Seizure of assets from Medicaid recipients becomes heated issue in California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. California politicians and federal bureaucrats are scrambling to iron out an unexpected wrinkle in the nation's health care law that is forcing many Americans to choose between health coverage and depriving heirs of much of their...
  • Care 'above and beyond' at Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic

    GLOUCESTER — Two years ago when Barbara Bohan lost her medical insurance she thought her life would never be the same. "I cried all day long that day," Bohan said. "I didn't think I would be able to get the medication I need for my diabetes or...
  • Age is no barrier for Newport News near nonagenarian

    NEWPORT NEWS — Pauline Higgins says she has never retired from anything. She is an aqua-aerobics and body sculpting instructor at the Riverside Wellness Center in Newport News, a local artist and a small business owner. She is also nearly 90 years...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: The story of Catherine Gangly

    Catherine Gangly lived in apartment 1C directly across from ours. She was 80, arthritic and meek, but possessed a well-defined mind. Each day she made cookies for all the children who came to her door. Catherine was a numismatist, a coin collector and...