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    News and Features Related to Osteoarthritis

    1. Keep Your Joints Healthy Every Day

      Living with osteoarthritis is a long-term proposition. It’s your job to stay active and keep your joints healthy so that you can do the things you want and need to do, as independently as you can, for as long as you can. “There’s nothing that I as a physician can do to slow the progression of osteoa

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    2. Could Losing Weight Ease Your Arthritis Pain?

      For 12 years, Robin Lutchansky spent most of her time in a wheelchair. The pain from her severe osteoarthritis, first diagnosed in her early 30s, made it difficult to walk more than short distances. Then, a little over three years ago, Lutchansky found her way to a pain management clinic that taught

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    3. Arthritis Pain, Intimacy, and Sex

      If you have arthritis, there are plenty of reasons why you might not feel like having sex. Painful or stiff joints and limited mobility may make sex seem more like a chore than a pleasure. You may feel self conscious about changes in your body. Or you may simply feel too fatigued at the end of the d

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    4. Dealing With Osteoarthritis? Try WebMD's Joint-Friendly Walking Program

      The hardest part of starting an exercise program is, well ... getting started. This can be an especially daunting task if you have osteoarthritis (OA), the wear-and-tear form of arthritis that causes joint pain and loss of function for 27 million Americans. But "the more you move, the better you wil

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    5. Knee and Hip Exercises for Osteoarthritis

      The old slogan, “Move it or lose it,” applies especially to people with osteoarthritis. “Just like for anyone else, physical activity is important for overall health,” says Steffany Haaz, PhD, a health behaviorist at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. “But it’s even more important for people with a

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    6. Hormone Therapy & Joint Replacement Surgery in Women

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who start hormone replacement therapy after having had hip or knee replacement surgery may cut their risk of needing another procedure in the same joint by nearly 40 percent, a new study suggests. About 2 percent

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    7. Broccoli Could Help Fight Arthritis

      Aug. 28, 2013 -- A compound found in broccoli could help prevent or slow the progress of the most common form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease caused by the breakdown of cartilage and bone in joints. It most often affects the hands, feet, spine, hips, and knees. The main symptoms are

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    8. Shoe Inserts Don't Help Arthritic Knee Pain: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Lateral wedge shoe inserts don't appear to relieve pain in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee, a new study finds. These inexpensive plastic inserts (or insoles) are designed to shift body weight from the insid

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    9. Aspirin May Equal Pricier Drug for Preventing Clots

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin appears to be just as good as more expensive, more potent blood-thinning medication for preventing blood clots after hip replacement surgery, according to new research. People who get artificial hips are at risk of serio

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    10. 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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