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  1. Tai Chi: Best Fibromyalgia Treatment?

    Aug. 18, 2010 -- Just 12 weeks of tai chi -- the slow-motion Chinese martial art -- relieved longstanding fibromyalgia symptoms and improved quality of life in a clinical trial. Compared with patients who received wellness education and stretching exercises, those who practiced tai chi saw their fib

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  2. New Way to Classify Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Aug. 11, 2010 -- A new way of classifying rheumatoid arthritis should lead to earlier identification of the disease, which, in turn, should help investigators explore new therapies to prevent its ravages, researchers say. The revised classification, announced this week by the American College of Rhe

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  3. Pro Golfer Phil Mickelson Treated for Psoriatic Arthritis

    Aug. 11, 2010 -- Pro golfer Phil Mickelson recently announced that he is being treated for psoriatic arthritis. According to media reports, he first developed symptoms right before the U.S. Open, and the pain quickly became so intense that he couldn’t walk. To find out more about psoriatic arthritis

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  4. Patients Lose Weight After Total Joint Replacement

    July 30, 2010 -- Osteoarthritis patients who were obese lost weight after undergoing total knee or hip replacement surgery, according to a recent study published in Orthopedics.  Among a study group of 196 patients, researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine found that nearly 20% lost at least 5%

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  5. Study: Alcohol Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

    July 28, 2010 -- Rheumatoid arthritis patients who drink alcohol tend to have less severe symptoms than those who don’t, a new study finds. Earlier research has shown that compared to teetotalers, alcohol drinkers are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, a progressive and often disabling inf

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  6. Study: Obesity Predicts Psoriatic Arthritis

    July 19, 2010 -- People who are obese at age 18 may face a higher risk of developing psoriatic arthritis as they grow older, according to a new study. Using statistical models, researchers led by Razieh Soltani-Arabshahi, MD, of the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, found that

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  7. Knee Injury? Surgery Won't Cut Arthritis Risk

    June 29, 2010 -- Having surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or meniscal cartilage knee injury does not reduce a person’s chance of later developing knee osteoarthritis, says a study published in the August print issue of the journal Radiology. The study followed up on 326 patients

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  8. Alcohol Associated With Lower Risk of Arthritis

    June 18, 2010 -- Alcohol consumption appears to be associated with a reduced risk of developing several forms of arthritis, Dutch researchers reported at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) in Rome. But doctors caution that people should not take up drinking in

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  9. Gout Survey Offers Peek at the Pain

    June 11, 2010 -- Two-thirds of the 5 million Americans suffering from gout, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men, say the disease isn’t taken seriously, a new survey finds. The condition, which also affects women after menopause, is so painful that a new 2010 Gout Attitudes Patient

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  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis Is on the Rise

    May 28, 2010 -- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is on the rise among women after decades of decline, according to a new study, and environmental factors -- including birth control pills with lower doses of protective estrogen -- may help explain the increase. "It's a small increase," says researcher Sheri

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