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Arthritis

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  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: 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...
  • 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...
  • Horse going to greener pastures after owner's heartbreaking tragedy

    Horse going to greener pastures after owner's heartbreaking tragedy
    Megan Gaynes noticed the horse when she pulled up to the auction in Mira Loma. He was standing in a pen, his head down, his right hind leg swollen. Gaynes, who runs a horse-rescue organization, feared the gelding was in such bad shape that he might hurt...
  • Walk now to walk through arthritis later

    Walk now to walk through arthritis later
    Feeling achy? Got creaky knees? Joint pain from osteoarthritis? They’ve got a new drug for that that and it’s completely free: walking. Scientists say taking as few as 6,000 steps per day may help older adults remain active in their golden...
  • It's important to treat pediatric hip dysplasia early, expert says

    It's important to treat pediatric hip dysplasia early, expert says
    Hip dysplasia may not be obvious in newborns, but the disorder may already be affecting babies' development. And the sooner parents and caregivers get an evaluation and treatment, the easier the fix, according to Dr. Andrew Abramowitz, a board-certified...
  • Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats

    Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats
    If you're of a certain age in the U.S., Deepak Chopra may have been your introduction to Ayurvedic medicine. The author of "Perfect Health" and Ayurvedic practitioner to the stars was ubiquitous on talk shows and newsstands in the 1990s. But the...
  • Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis

    Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis
    Scientists can't predict what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a mysterious and painful autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints. But they're targeting an intriguing new suspect: the trillions of microbes living and working inside the gut....
  • When you can't let go: Treatment can break the grip of hoarding disorder

    Harvard Health Blog Many of us have trouble parting with our possessions--even when we no longer need them. I have a collection of greeting cards I've been storing since childhood and will probably never look at again. My husband owns a few pieces of...
  • Stop common sleep stealers before they put your health at risk

    You might remember a time when you could drift off to sleep in an instant and remain in a state of blissful slumber well past lunchtime the next day. Now your sleep is more likely to be lighter and more fitful, and when you wake up in the morning you don'...
  • Film Review: 'And So It Goes'

    Somewhere, Billy Joel is cringing. While the title of Rob Reiner's "And So It Goes" seems intended as take-it-on-the-chin affirmation of life's inevitable detours and potholes, the movie itself feels like a surrender -- to the kind of geriatric...
  • Weather not tied to back pain: study

    Weather not tied to back pain: study
    Back pain is no more likely to strike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to a new study from Australia. Temperature, humidity, wind direction, precipitation and air pressure were not linked to the onset of lower back pain among close...