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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.
A research team led by Dr. Christine Cigolle, of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann […]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing — but it’s hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded.
Using data from almost 140 studies, researchers found all of the widely used arthritis treatments — from over-the-counter painkillers to […]
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests.
The procedure repairs tears in the meniscus, a piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber. There are two in each knee, and they stabilize the knee joint. Meniscal tears are one […]