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    1. Thermal Scan Detects Early Arthritis

      July 13, 2004 -- A new device is showing promise for detecting arthritis in the hands before joint destruction occurs. A group of researchers at Duke University reports that a process called thermography is sensitive enough to identify minimal changes in the temperature of a joint, the first sign of

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    2. Excess Vitamin C May Worsen Osteoarthritis

      June 3, 2004 -- It may be possible to get too much of a good thing when it comes to vitamin C and your health. Although heralded as a powerful antioxidant that fights everything from the common cold to cancer, a new study shows that over a long period of time high doses of vitamin C is associated wi

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    3. Glucosamine Stops Knee Arthritis in Women

      March 15, 2004 -- The popular supplement glucosamine could do more than just ease arthritis knee pain. New research indicates that it may actually stop disease progression -- and possibly reverse it. In the latest of an ongoing series of studies, European researchers studied the effect of glucosamin

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    4. Glucosamine Ups Ibuprofen's Pain Relief

      Jan. 9, 2004 -- The supplement glucosamine seems to boost the pain relief from ibuprofen, suggesting a new combination approach to arthritis treatment. And while the study is preliminary, researchers say it's hopeful news that arthritis sufferers could reduce the amount of ibuprofen they take by als

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    5. Hydrotherapy Eases Osteoarthritis

      Nov. 24, 2003 -- Whether it's on land or in the water, resistance exercise can help people with osteoarthritis build strength and improve their mobility. A new study shows that both water-based (hydrotherapy) and traditional gym exercise programs can increase muscle strength and help people with ost

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    6. Chopstick Use May Lead to Aching Hands

      Oct. 24, 2003 -- Never quite mastered the art of using chopsticks? Don't fret; new research suggests that you may actually be doing your hands a favor by sticking with a fork. The study shows people who use chopsticks on a daily basis are more likely to develop hand osteoarthritis, the most common f

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    7. Health-Care Bias Not Just Black and White

      Oct. 1, 2003 -- Hundreds of studies have already documented that racial minorities often get lower-quality health care than whites -- even when they have similar incomes, age, condition severity, and insurance coverage. But the latest research to investigate these obvious disparities suggests the is

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    8. High Heels May Not Cause Knee Arthritis

      "Well, we have the cruel shoes, but no one would want ..." Anna interrupted, "Oh yes, let me see the cruel shoes!" -- Steve Martin, "Cruel Shoes" Sept. 29, 2003 -- High-heeled shoes may be cruel to your feet, but they aren't likely to give you knee arthritis. That's what Jill Dawson, PhD, and collea

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    9. Inflammation May Affect Osteoarthritis

      Aug. 1, 2003 -- New research is challenging the long-held notion that inflammation is not a cause of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. If confirmed, the early findings could have implications for the development of drugs that slow the progression of a joint disease that affects roug

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    10. Osteoarthritis Knee Exercise Bad in Some

      April 14, 2003 -- If you have knee osteoarthritis, exercise is good for you. But one often recommended exercise might make your disease worse, a new study suggests. The study already is controversial. It goes against what doctors often advise for patients with knee osteoarthritis. They say to build

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