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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.

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

January 19, 2015

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 […]

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

January 6, 2015

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 […]

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

December 3, 2014

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 […]


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