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    1. Sugar Injections for Knee Arthritis May Ease Pain

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Injections of a sugar solution appear to help relieve knee pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests. The technique -- known as dextrose prolotherapy -- has been around for 75 years but is still conside

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    2. Cartilage May Give Early Warning of Arthritis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise-related damage in cartilage can help identify people with the earliest stages of osteoarthritis, a new study reveals. The findings could improve early detection of the painful joint disease and could also be used to im

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    3. Joint Replacement May Reinvigorate Sex Life

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Although most people get a total hip or knee replacement to decrease pain and move around more easily, a team of orthopedic surgeons has discovered an unexpected benefit: people enjoy sex more after surgery. A new study

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    4. Newer RA Drugs Don't Seem to Raise Shingles Risk

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- The newest medications used to treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis don't appear to raise the risk of developing shingles, new research indicates. There has been concern that these medications, called anti-tum

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    5. Women May Have Higher Risk for Hip Implant Failure

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Overall, the vast majority of total hip replacement surgeries are successful, but according to the results of a new study, women are at greater risk than men for implant failure after this procedure. Researchers noted th

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    6. Need a New Hip? Finding the Cost May Not Be Easy

      Feb. 11, 2013 -- If you're searching for a new car, a new house, or a new TV, you'll likely compare prices. If you're in the market for a new hip, though, that might not be easy, according to a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine. Even when pricing is available, it can vary widely from

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    7. Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who've had regular exposure to sunlight may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, new findings indicate. This beneficial effect -- which is believed to be due to ultraviolet B (UV-B) in sunlight -- was only

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    8. Soda May Worsen Knee Osteoarthritis in Men

      Nov. 14, 2012 -- Men with osteoarthritis of the knee may want to avoid sugar-packed soft drinks. That's the advice of researchers who found that drinking sugary soda is associated with progression of the disease in men. No such link was found in women in the study of more than 2,000 people with knee

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    9. New Arthritis Drug Xeljanz Gets FDA Approval

      Nov. 6, 2012 -- The FDA has approved Pfizer's Xeljanz (tofacitinib), a first-of-its-kind treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Xeljanz is approved for use by patients not helped by methotrexate, the usual first treatment for RA. It's a pill taken twice a day. Xeljanz is a type of drug called a Janus k

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    10. Exercise Can Help Knee Pain if You Stick With It

      Nov. 5, 2012 -- Certain exercises appear to be better than others for improving knee pain from osteoarthritis, but consistency is the key to getting relief, a review of close to 200 studies shows. There was evidence that low-impact aerobic exercise and water exercises improved disability, and that a

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