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  1. 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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  2. Should You Have Hip Replacement Surgery?

    It hurts when you walk, when you get in and out of a chair, and when you lean over to put on your shoes. Your hip may even hurt when you're just sitting or lying down. More than 300,000 people have complete hip replacement surgeries in the U.S. every year. About 90% of them feel better and can get b

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  3. Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?

    If your knee hurts when you walk or get up from a chair, or it keeps you from doing daily activities, you might wonder: Is knee replacement surgery in your future? More than 700,000 complete knee replacements are performed in the U.S. every year. About 90% of people who have the surgery get major pa

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Joint Replacement: Risks vs. Benefits

    After a skiing injury 30 years ago, Bert Pepper, MD, got osteoarthritis in his left knee. "I stopped skiing and gave up tennis, running, and other sports that are tough on the knee," he says. "I turned to speed-walking to stay fit, but the knee kept me from walking at a good pace." As his pain got w

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  8. 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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  9. Caring for Your Joints at Home

    Just as the tread on your tires wears away over time, the cartilage that cushions your joints can wear away, too. It's a condition known as osteoarthritis. And without enough cushioning, the bones of a joint will hurt when they rub against each other. Frayed cartilage can't heal or grow back. "There

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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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