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    1. Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A diet that helps people reduce high blood pressure may also offer a non-drug treatment for gout -- a type of inflammatory arthritis, a new study suggests. The clinical trial included more than 400 people who ate the so-ca

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    2. Will 'Unloading' Shoes Help Your Arthritic Knees?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For reducing pain from arthritic knees, "unloading" shoes don't offer a leg up over conventional walking shoes, new research indicates. With their modified midsoles, unloading shoes aim to reduce the force (or "load") placed

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    3. Generic Biologics Seem as Effective as Originals

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Generic biologic drugs are similarly effective to brand-name counterparts in treating rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis, a new study says. Biologics are medications made from living cells. They

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. Exercise Post-Knee Replacement May Raise This Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There could be a downside to knee replacement: As people get more active, their odds for hip and spinal fractures rise, a new study suggests. One expert wasn't surprised by the finding. While the exact reason for the in

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