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Arthritis

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Start off summer with a pair of refreshing and healthy homemade juice drinks

    Start off summer with a pair of refreshing and healthy homemade juice drinks
    I don't want to step into the middle of the ongoing debate about global warming. But, as I write this column, temperatures where I live in Southern California are heading toward a seasonal record of more than 100 degrees F. And it isn't even summer yet!...
  • No voter fraud on petition signatures

    I own a small antiques shop in Evanston. Because I believe in the campaign to remap the legislative districts in Illinois, I agreed to put petitions in the store for people to sign. But because combining politics with business is not a very good idea, I...
  • 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'...
  • Salem's Mitchell Farm A Refuge For Retired Horses

    Salem's Mitchell Farm A Refuge For Retired Horses
    Nothing puts spring in the step of a senior citizen quite like a well-planned retirement, even if that senior is a horse. Orion, a handsome black Morgan, pranced and whinnied on a late spring day while surveying his new home at Mitchell Farm Equine...
  • 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...
  • 'Words and Pictures' is a losing battle

    'Words and Pictures' is a losing battle
    ** (out of four) At the Maine private high school where he teaches honors English, Jack (Clive Owen) enjoys forcing his colleagues to play a game. It’s not as macabre as Jigsaw’s demands in “Saw,” though Jack’s nearly as...
  • Sending U.S. soldiers back to Iraq

     Sending U.S. soldiers back to Iraq
    Most days an announcement that the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to noncombat duty in some far-off land wouldn't get much media mention or public attention. Small deployments happen with some frequency, and many Americans never get past the...
  • Alice Herz-Sommer dies at 110; thought to be oldest Holocaust survivor

    When Alice Herz-Sommer played the piano at Theresienstadt her audience was enthralled. As she approached the end of Chopin's difficult Revolutionary Etude, the piece's mounting musical turbulence exploded. "Alice's hands slid furiously over the keys,...