Researchers, amputees talk 'tech gap' at National Press Club event
Kenton R. Kaufman Thousands of amputees in the United States who would benefit from microprocessor-controlled devices are denied access to the technology by Medicare and...
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Rising obesity rates impact fertility among young adults
Many adolescents and young adults may believe that obesity-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoarthritis, are concerns of old age. But excess weight can...
5 days ago - Healio
New Zealand joint registry study: Rate of joint replacements did not decrease for patients with RA
Results from this study indicated there was a significant increase in joint replacements in New Zealand for patients with osteoarthritis between 1999 to 2015. However, apart...
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Group intervention yielded improvements in hand OA measures
A primary care group intervention for patients with osteoarthritis yielded improvements in hand function, activity restrictions and self-reported health, according to...
6 days ago - Healio
First-time TSA, rotator cuff repair had similar rates of positive cultures
NEW ORLEANS - Patients undergoing either total shoulder arthroplasty or rotator cuff repair for the first time had similar rates of developing positive cultures, of which...
8 days ago - Healio
Do Steroid Shots Work for Knee Pain?
By Dr. Mercola Knee osteoarthritis is a disease characterized primarily by a loss of cartilage in your knee joint. As it progresses, OA can be marked by the gradual onset of...
11 days ago - Mercola
Acupuncture may help alleviate vulvar pain in women
Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help...
11 days ago - News Medical
MATT ROBERTS: Help me find a trainer for my bad back
A man in his 50s asks MATT ROBERTS about the best personal trainer to help his fitness despite suffering from lower back problems as well as osteoarthritis in his knees and neck.
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FDA approves first extended release injection to treat osteoarthritis knee pain
The FDA approved triamcinolone acetonide intra-articular injection for the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis knee pain, according to the drug's...
16 days ago - Healio - 2 articles
Animated activity questionnaire showed good cross-cultural validity in measuring activity limitations
The animated activity questionnaire, a tool for assessing activity limitations with some aspects of both patient-reported outcome measure and performance-based tests...
17 days ago - Healio
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Poor heart health is driving the racial health gap
The average white American lives to 79 years old, compared to 75.5 years for the average black American. Scientists at Northwestern say a lack of care and prevention in blacks...
Even "healthy people," if they eat sugar, are at risk for heart disease, new...
New research reveals that even healthy people who consume a high-sugar diet are prone to heart disease. To reach this conclusion, researchers from the University of Surrey in...
The 180 breast cancer genes
The Cambridge University study has shed more light on the BRCA1 gene, which Hollywood star Angelina Jolie famously inherited, before she had a mastectomy to reduce her risk.
Higher Levels Of Thyroxine Linked To Irregular Heartbeat
The risk of irregular heartbeat is greater among individuals who produce too much thyroid hormone than among those with normal hormonal levels.
Opioid Use Numbers Go Down in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
Multimode drug therapy approach has almost completing replaced the opioid alone prescription to combat pain postop.
Stress And Pain in Cancer Patients Increase Risk of Longer Hospital Stay
Patients' physical symptoms are associated with longer hospital lengths of stay and increased risk of unplanned readmission within 90 days.
Postpartum Depression is Less in Women Delivering Babies in Winter
The postpartum depression risk might be greater in women who had delivered in the winter season when compared to summer or fall
Diabetes Increases Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction After Surgery
Older diabetes patients are at higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction than those who do not have diabetes.
Reducing unnecessary surgeries: New tech identifies lesions most likely to...
Thousands of women each year subject themselves to painful and invasive surgeries to get rid of breast lesions which turn out to be benign, defeating the purpose of the...
Blood transfusion danger: Donations by pregnant women increase mortality in men
Blood donations are usually life-savers, but new research reveals that men who receive blood from women who have been pregnant are at risk of premature death from an adverse...