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Obesity Won’t Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

October 2, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese and overweight people who have joint replacement surgeries are less likely to need blood transfusions and are no more likely to face complications than normal weight patients, a new analysis finds.
“It’s a very complex issue,” said study co-author Dr. Nolan Wessell, an orthopaedic surgery […]

The Surprising Benefits of Tai Chi for People With Chronic Health Problems

September 18, 2015

The slow, fluid movements of tai chi — an ancient Chinese exercise — appear to help older adults with chronic conditions improve their physical function, a new review suggests.

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

August 13, 2015

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person’s odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition.
Close to 6 percent of men in this age group also have osteoporosis, according to the report […]

Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain

July 17, 2015

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Improving sleep quality might help ease pain among those with osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.
That’s because disruptions in sleep are associated with changes in how the body processes and feels pain, the researchers said.
More than half of all people with osteoarthritis have pain during the night. This may […]

Considering Knee Surgery? Read This First

June 18, 2015

Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful, a new analysis suggests.

Strong Bones After 50? Women May Not Need Next Test Until 65

June 9, 2015

TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A postmenopausal woman who is 50 and still shows “normal” readings on her bone density test may not need her next such test for 10 or even 15 years, a new study finds.
However, researchers led by Dr. Margaret Gourlay of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]

Study Shows Arthritis’ Toll on Work, Social Life

June 4, 2015

THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having arthritis and other chronic health conditions can often harm a person’s social life and ability to work, a new study finds.
About one in seven American adults has arthritis and at least one other chronic health problem, according to the study authors.
The researchers found that having a number […]

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

March 27, 2015

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests.
Women with osteoarthritis-related knee pain — the type associated with normal wear and tear — were nearly twice as likely to die early from any cause, and more than three times […]

Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows

February 12, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show.
The numbers reveal the rapid evolution of the procedure, which “remains one of the most dramatic and cost-effective ways […]

Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis

January 23, 2015

Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.



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