Tag Archives: Arthritis

Exercise to Manage Arthritis Pain

It’s easy to understand why the aches, pains and swelling from arthritis keep millions of people from being physically active. However, exercise remains an important aspect to managing arthritis. In fact, it can reduce arthritis symptoms by up to 40 percent, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This month, federal health […]

Knee Pain In Middle Age: Start with X-Rays

If you’re one of the millions of people over 40 who has knee pain when walking up the stairs or every time it rains, you might think you need a MRI to discover what’s causing the problem. Here’s the good news: a simple X-ray may be all it takes. That’s because the likely culprit for […]

Lifting Weights May Help Older Adults Live Longer

Lifting weights can strengthen your bones and joints but a new study suggests another benefit – longevity. People over 65 who met strength-training guidelines at least twice a week lowered their odds of dying from any cause by 46 percent, according to a new analysis published in the journal Preventive Medicine. They also were 41 […]

Water on the Knee Could Signal Lyme Disease

People who have spontaneous knee effusion – commonly referred to as “water on the knee” – may need to be tested for Lyme disease. Water on the knee can be a primary symptom of Lyme disease even if the person doesn’t have the typical bull’s eye rash – another Lyme disease symptom. If caught early, […]

Practicing Yoga Improves Arthritis Pain and Mood

For the one in five people who live with arthritis, yoga may be a safe and effective way to remain active. A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with two common forms of arthritis – knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – who practiced yoga reported a 20 percent improvement in their pain, […]

Women Who Work Long Hours, Lift Heavy Loads May Struggle to Get Pregnant

Women who work more than 40 hours a week take 20 percent longer to become pregnant compared to their peers who work fewer hours, a new study finds. Researchers also found that women who routinely lift loads of at least 25 pounds several times a day spent about 50 percent longer trying to conceive. The […]

Obese Men May Not Be Aware of Health Risks, Study Suggests

Although both men and women face the same obesity risks, women are much more likely to undergo bariatric surgery, a new study finds. In fact, 80 percent of people who have weight loss surgery in America are women. Researchers say men may not understand the significant negative health effects of carrying too much weight such […]

Regular Exercise May Help Elderly Men Live Longer

New research on the health benefits of exercise for elderly men should inspire many to head out for a walk or bike ride. Just 30 minutes of physical activity six days a week – whether it’s at a light or vigorous intensity – was associated with a 40 percent lower risk of death, according to […]

People with Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls

Having arthritis puts people at a higher risk for falling and fall-related injuries, according to new federal statistics. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that when people had arthritis, they were 1.3 times more likely to have a fall, 2.4 times more likely to have two or more falls and 2.5 […]

Brenda’s Story – A New Start with New Knees

Brenda Holmes has suffered from knee pain for over 40 years. “I was 25 when my knee first started going bad,” Brenda says. “The doctor said I was too young for them to do anything about it.” Brenda, 66, suffers from undifferentiated connective tissue disease, a type of autoimmune disorder similar to lupus or rheumatoid […]