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    1. New Treatments Helping Juvenile Arthritis Patients

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New treatments for juvenile arthritis offer hope to children with the chronic autoimmune condition, doctors say. Scientists are still working to understand what causes juvenile arthritis and how to stop its prog

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    2. Lab-Grown Cartilage May One Day Cut Need for This

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report progress toward developing lab-grown cartilage that could postpone or possibly eliminate the need for hip replacement surgery in younger arthritis patients. The cartilage hasn't been tested in humans yet

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    3. Nerve Zap May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic stimulation of a nerve running from the brain to the gut may help ease stubborn symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, preliminary research suggests. The study, of 17 adults with the painful autoimmune disease, tested

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    4. Clinics Selling Unapproved Stem Cell 'Therapies'

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hundreds of clinics across the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell treatments for conditions ranging from aging skin to spinal cord injuries, a new study finds. In an online search, researchers found at least 5

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    5. Should You Have Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery?

      Joint replacement used to be called "high-tech," but it's now a common operation. Doctors replace more than a million hips and knees each year in the U.S., and studies show the surgeries ease pain for most folks and help them get around better. "Joint replacement can be a life-changing procedure for

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    6. Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Not Always Best

      By Chuck Green HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive hip surgery may not always be the best option to relieve serious, ongoing hip pain, a new study suggests. Researchers found that more than one-third of people in their 60s who had the minimally invasive pro

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    7. Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter  MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi.   Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative to ph

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    8. How to Handle Rheumatoid Arthritis at Work

      Your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) doesn't have to stand in the way of a satisfying career. The right office set-up, helpful gadgets and tools, and support from your manager are some of the key ingredients to success on the job. "I was diagnosed with RA when I was 26, and I have always worked full-time,

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    9. Tips for a Happy Home Life When You've Got RA

      On most days, Deb Constien of Sun Prairie, WI, stays on top of her household chores. She preps meals, cleans, and does laundry. But when her rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flares up, it's time to call in some back-up. Her husband and 17-year-old son pitch in. "Over the years, our family learned how to wo

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    10. How Physical Therapy Helps RA

      You can make your day-to-day life with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) easier by going to physical therapy. It helps you move better, get stronger, and maybe even have less pain. To get started, ask your rheumatologist for a referral. She may have a physical therapist that she often works with. You can al

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