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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 […]

Owning a Dog May Help Seniors Improve Health and Weight

When it comes to improving your health and weight, your dog may be able to show you a few tricks. A new study finds that older adults who are also dog owners tend to be in better health from the bond they share with their canine companions. Not only do dog owners over the age […]

Lose Weight to Battle Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests

Losing a substantial amount of weight can help protect knees from osteoarthritis and slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage, a new MRI study finds. Patients who lost more than 10 percent of their body weight during the study had the best results, according to lead author Alexandra Gersing, MD, from the Department of Radiology […]

Men and Women Face Different Bone, Joint Risks

The differences between men and women extend to their bone and joint conditions, according to a recent study. Educating patients about their gender-specific risks may help them prevent musculoskeletal injuries and problems, the authors wrote in the study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Researchers found that while women in […]

Obesity, Related Diseases Can Shorten Lifespan

For many Americans, losing weight is not just about fitting into smaller clothes and feeling better; it’s a critical health issue. In fact, obesity takes about 6 and a half years off a person’s lifespan, a new study has found. Those who are the most obese, which means they have a body mass index above […]

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 […]

Can Breastfeeding Lower Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Although women are at greater risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis compared to men, there may be something they can do to reduce their chances of developing this painful disease: breastfeeding. Renowned for its health benefits to children, breastfeeding is also linked with lowering a woman’s risk for postpartum depression, Type 2 diabetes and breast and […]

No Bones About It: Get the Facts About Arthritis

Today is World Arthritis Day, which kicks off Bone and Joint Health Week. Many people associate the word “arthritis” with osteoarthritis, but there are actually several different kinds — it’s a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders with more than 100 different conditions that affect the joints, bones, muscles, cartilage, and connective tissues. In honor of […]

Eating Broccoli Could Be Good for Your Joint Health

Your parents may have had to remind you to eat your vegetables as a child, and while not every child may enjoy the taste, it’s well established that vegetables are full of vitamins and nutrients that are vital for good health and wellness. But did you know that eating broccoli may slow down or prevent […]