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Arthritis

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  • Asian tiger mosquitoes carry several diseases

    Asian tiger mosquitoes carry several diseases
    Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus, has made its way to Virginia via a handful of travelers to the Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control has recorded six imported cases in the state this year — double the number counted in 2013 — but...
  • Actors portray conflicts involving families with seniors

    Looking for something different to write about, I decided to attend an event June 26 at the Bain Center, in Columbia, sponsored by Karen Hull, the mental health coordinator for the Howard County Department on Aging. The Mental Health Players'...
  • Hospital's healthcare fee causes nothing but headaches

    The arthritis in Jill Smith's knees can make walking unbearable. So she receives injections of an expensive pain medicine called Orthovisc once or twice a year. It's not that Smith, 58, of Pacific Palisades, has problems with the $200 fee that her...
  • 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...
  • Southern Californians shared U.S. team's elation, defeat at World Cup

    Southern Californians shared U.S. team's elation, defeat at World Cup
    You could see it in the seaside park in Redondo Beach, normally a haven for moms and scuba divers, but now packed with more than 1,000 seething, war-painted fans. Or outside the gates of Disneyland, where the throng rose and put on extra-big voices to...
  • 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...
  • A graceful goodbye for Sweetie Grace

    A graceful goodbye for Sweetie Grace
    It's not often that I get to experience a story from its beginning to its end. The exception is the rags-to-riches tale of a pit bull named Sweetie Grace. Roberta Miller, Sweetie Grace's owner, called me last week to tell me that she had spent the...
  • A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'

    A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'
    With its four terraces of thriving plants sloping down toward a babbling lily pond, Jim Duke's garden could certainly be considered a healing place. And that's precisely what the world-renowned botanist and author's Green Farmacy Garden is....
  • Fitness Files: When it comes to walking, the nag knows best

    "Why don't you write about something you do really well?" my husband asked. Then he added, "Nagging." First of all, I don't nag, and second, on this particular morning, I hadn't said one thing. I just looked at him, standing in the kitchen,...
  • 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...