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    1. Behavioral Therapy for Pain and Insomnia

      Aug. 15, 2009 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia may help older people who suffer pain from osteoarthritis, a new study shows. The researchers conclude that cognitive behavioral therapy to help with sleep should be considered to help manage chronic pain conditions such as osteoarthritis. "

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    2. Tai Chi May Ease Knee Pain

      Oct. 25, 2008 -- A new study shows the ancient Chinese movement art of tai chi can help ease knee pain in people who have severe osteoarthritis. Researchers, led by Chenchen Wang, MD, MSc, from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, got together 40 people with severe knee osteoarthritis who reported knee p

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    3. Knee Arthritis: Supplements May Not Help

      Sept. 30, 2008 - Results are in from a national study examining whether two popular supplements slow the progression of knee arthritis, but they are far from conclusive. The supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, taken together or alone, failed to show a clear advantage over placebo as a t

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    4. Can Pain Cause Arthritis?

      Sept. 29, 2008 -- Arthritis hurts, and that pain itself may be what keeps the disease going, mouse studies suggest. When a pain signal from an arthritic joint reaches the spine, there's a burst of chemical signals, note University of Rochester researcher Stephanos Kyrkanides, DDS, PhD, and colleague

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    5. Arthroscopy May Not Help Knee Arthritis

      Sept. 10, 2008 -- Arthroscopic knee surgery for people suffering from osteoarthritis doesn't reduce joint symptoms or improve its function compared with optimal nonsurgical treatment. That's according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the University of W

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    6. Half of Adults Will Get Knee Arthritis

      Sept. 5, 2008 -- Nearly half of Americans are likely to develop arthritis in at least one knee by age 85. For people who are obese, the risk is greater. Researchers from the CDC and the University of North Carolina studied data on 3,068 people in Johnston County, N.C. Participants, all 45 years old

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    7. New Scan Detects Early Arthritis

      Aug. 20, 2008 -- A new MRI test promises to detect osteoarthritis early, when treatments are most helpful. The technique also detects spinal disc degeneration, report NYU researchers Alexej Jerschow, PhD, and Ravinder R. Regatte, PhD, at the 236th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, hel

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    8. Joint Replacement an Option for Elderly

      July 14, 2008 -- Knee or hip replacement surgery may be a viable option for relieving the pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis among the elderly. A new study shows older adults who have hip or knee replacement surgery for severe osteoarthritis may take several weeks to recover but have excel

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    9. FDA Warning: Cipro May Rupture Tendons

      July 8, 2008 -- Federal regulators are ordering new warnings on Cipro and similar antibiotics because of increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. The new warnings apply to fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics that includes the popular drug Cipro. The FDA has told companies that the drugs

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    10. Osteoarthritis Risk: Handy Finding

      Jan. 3, 2008 -- Is your ring finger longer than your index finger? That may show a risk for knee osteoarthritis, especially in women, a British study shows. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In osteoarthritis, the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones within joints

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