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    1. One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning to spend quality time outdoors this summer, new research may give you another reason to guard against ticks. In a New York state study, about one in 10 deer ticks were found to be harboring at least tw

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    2. Treatments for Chronic Lyme Disease (PTLDS)

      A bite from a bacteria-infected tick causes Lyme disease. If you get the disease, you might have lingering symptoms. Some people have ongoing pain and fatigue, says Afton Hassett, PsyD, principal investigator at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at University of Michigan. The continued sy

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    3. Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests. Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from

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    4. Drug Shows Promise for Psoriatic-Linked Arthritis

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug called brodalumab appears to be effective in treating patients suffering from psoriatic arthritis, a study says. Patients who responded to brodalumab had a significant improvement in their skin and reductio

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    5. FDA OKs Generic Version of Painkiller Celebrex

      By E J Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval to the first generic version of the powerful pain reliever Celebrex (celecoxib). Celecoxib is a member of the cox-2 inhibitor family of painkillers, prescripti

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    6. Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's RA Risk?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a beer a few times a week might help women avoid painful rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests. The disease, which affects women more than men, is a form of arthritis linked to immune system dysfunction. Acc

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    7. Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with arthritis are at higher risk for falls and fall-related injuries than those without the condition, a new study reveals. Rates of falls and fall-related injuries over the study's 12-month period were higher a

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    8. Injectable Medications for Knee Osteoarthritis

      If you have knee osteoarthritis, doctors can offer a variety of treatments to relieve your symptoms. One option is to inject medication into your knee. There are different types of injections, and they're an important part of treating knee osteoarthritis for many people, says Roy Altman, MD, an oste

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    9. Should You Have Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery?

      Once considered high-tech, joint replacements are now a common operation. Surgeons replace more than a million hips and knees each year in the U.S. Studies show joint replacements can significantly relieve pain and increase mobility in about 90% of people who get them. "Joint replacement can be a li

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    10. Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be at increased risk for kidney disease and require close monitoring, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 813 people with rheumatoid arthritis and an equal number of people wit

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