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Osteoarthritis Health Center

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  1. Arthritis Supplements in Question

    Feb. 22, 2006 -- The popular dietary supplements glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are no better than placebo for treating knee pain in most people with osteoarthritis, according to findings from a large study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of a

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  2. New Hip, New Attitude About Exercise

    Dec. 14, 2005 -- Hip replacement gives many people a new lease on an active life, German researchers report. Klaus Huch, MD, and colleagues studied 809 people who got a new knee or hip because of joint damage relating to osteoarthritis. Their findings: More than half of the hip patients exercised fi

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  3. Drug Ends Joint Loss in Osteoarthritis

    Nov.16, 2005 -- Higher doses of a popular osteoporosis drug may stave off joint destruction and the need for joint replacement surgery among people with painful knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in

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  4. Pomegranates May Fight Osteoarthritis

    Sept. 9, 2005 -- Could osteoarthritis be brought to its knees by a simple fruit? Researchers aren't making that declaration just yet. But they have found signs that natural compounds called antioxidants in pomegranates may thwart osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, w

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  5. 'Modest' Arthritis Benefit Seen From MSM

    Aug. 24, 2005 - A sulfur supplement called MSM offers "modest" pain relief from knee osteoarthritis, a small study suggests. MSM -- methylsulfonylmethane -- is a popular supplement for which a number of health claims are made. However, rigorous scientific studies of MSM are few and far between. Now

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  6. Small Weight Loss Takes Big Pressure Off Knee

    June 29, 2005 -- The benefits of weight loss may be multiplied fourfold for people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. A new study shows that for each pound of body weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in knee joint stress among overweight and obese people with osteoarthritis of the kne

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  7. Antibiotic May Slow Osteoarthritis

    June 29, 2005 -- A common antibiotic may slow the progression of osteoarthritis. A new study shows that treatment with the antibiotic doxycycline slowed the deterioration of joint tissue in women with osteoarthritis of the knee. Doxycycline is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Previou

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  8. Small Weight Loss Takes Big Pressure Off Knee

    June 29, 2005 -- The benefits of weight loss may be multiplied fourfold for people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. A new study shows that for each pound of body weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in knee joint stress among overweight and obese people with osteoarthritis of the kne

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  9. Less Lubrication Links Knee Injury to Arthritis

    June 8, 2005 -- A knee injury may increase the risk of osteoarthritis in later years by causing lasting lubrication problems. Based on animal tests, researchers found that knee injuries caused a progressive loss of joint lubrication that may contribute to premature wear of the joints and lead to ost

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  10. Chili Pepper, Botox Injections Help Ease Pain

    April 5, 2005 (Boston) -- Injections of the active ingredient found in red-hot chili peppers may produce lasting pain relief in people with knee osteoarthritis. And injections of Botox, the popular wrinkle-smoothing drug, may treat many painful ailments, say experts who presented evidence at the ann

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