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Arthritis

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  • The health benefits of knitting

    The health benefits of knitting
    As autumnal breezes rustle browning trees, a comfy couch by the hearth soon could become your regular after-work destination. But before you plop down, experts recommend you find a hand-based craft such as knitting or crocheting to keep spirits high...
  • Amgen, bowing to hedge fund pressure, to cut up to 1,100 more jobs

    Amgen, bowing to hedge fund pressure, to cut up to 1,100 more jobs
    Amgen Inc., the Southern California biotech giant that has struggled to match the torrid growth of its pharmaceutical peers, finds itself in the crosshairs of a New York hedge fund manager, one of the new breed of activist investors, who is loudly calling...
  • Carnett: Chalk the changes in school in 1950s up to progress

    I was a student when the Newport-Mesa Unified School District unveiled what was considered at the time the grandest advance in classroom technology in decades. The year was 1954, and I was a fifth-grader at Lindbergh School in Costa Mesa. NMUSD...
  • Effective treatment for knee bursitis depends on underlying cause

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the most effective way to treat knee bursitis? I've had it for months and the pain is worsening, but I've heard that even after treatment it can come back. Is there a way to prevent it in the future? ANSWER: Bursitis is a term...
  • Raw deal for AbbVie, but does anyone care?

    Raw deal for AbbVie, but does anyone care?
    AbbVie got hosed on its aborted Shire deal. Let's get that up top. It's also very hard to feel sorry for it. Sure, the North Chicago-based pharmaceutical business failed to score Adderall and the Irish outfit behind it. You can make all the cracks you...
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome affects hands, but symptoms differ from arthritis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a job in which I make repetitive movements with my hand, and I've had pain and numbness in my hand for years. I assumed it was due to osteoarthritis, which I was diagnosed with 20 years ago. But my doctor thinks it may be carpal...
  • Yes: Benefits would be far-reaching

    Caregivers are now being called drug dealers by opponents of Amendment 2. As a medical consultant and a police officer's daughter, I am horrified by the comparison. This November, we will vote on Amendment 2, which will expand the use of medical...
  • Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress': Myths for our times

    Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress': Myths for our times
    The contemporary mythologist is an endangered literary species in today's landscape of post-modernist, realist prose. Mythology, by its very definition, evokes the narrative arisen from a culture's oral storytelling tradition. These are stories handed...
  • 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...
  • Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana

    Seniors in Laguna Woods Village are craving medical marijuana
    Inside Laguna Woods Village, retirees with stiff knees and failing eyesight make ready use of wellness centers and medical offices scattered throughout nearby strip malls. Residents such as Peggiann "Benji" Johnson — a breast cancer patient...
  • Sarah Paulson Looks Back at Her Early Career in a Hallmark TV Movie

    With the fourth incarnation of "American Horror Story" now underway -- this time out she'll be playing Siamese twins -- Sarah Paulson (who co-starred in last year's Oscar winner, "12 Years a Slave") channeled her 19-year-old self to recall one of her very...