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  • WebMD Presents: Arthritis – Therapy in Motion – Stretching

    If arthritis pain has you chained to your chair, you must do what you dread most: Get up and move that aching body. Otherwise, it will only get worse. By staying put, you allow your muscles and ligaments to tighten up, so your joints won’t bend as far as they used to. You also burn […]

  • Arthritis Treatment Cream Shows Promise

    June 4, 2003 — A new cream looks like a promising arthritis treatment, improving the flexibility of achy joints, researchers say. Researchers presented their findings at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting, held in San Francisco this week. The cream is sold under the brand name NuMotions. Secret Ingredient? The cream contains cetylated […]

  • Life After Lyme Fairly Normal

    Feb. 1, 2000 (Washington) — People afflicted with Lyme disease go on to lead normal lives, plagued by the same nettlesome but rarely serious problems that are reported by most people, according to the largest study on the long-term effects of the tick-borne illness. Those problems include difficulty sleeping and memory loss. “If you asked […]

  • Concrete Benefits Found With Cementless Hip Replacement

    March 16, 2000 (Orlando, Fla.) — Cementless hip replacements appear to stand up well in both young and old patients, said surgeons in a series of reports at a meeting of orthopaedic surgeons here. In long-term follow-up studies, a majority of patients who received the devices have stable, pain-free implants, some for as long as […]

  • Surgery May Be Best Bet for Some Arthritis Sufferers

    April 5, 2000 (Cleveland) —People with severe arthritis of the hips and knees — especially women — should talk to their doctors about surgery that can alleviate pain and improve functioning in these joints. Not only is the surgery, known as arthroplasty, underused in men and women, but also women are three times less likely […]

  • Experts Ticked Off: What’s Best for Lyme Disease?

    July 3, 2000 — As public concern about Lyme disease continues to mount, doctors and public health officials disagree about diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the tick-borne illness. But after several warm winters, consensus is sorely needed for the 16,000 new cases expected this year. Transmitted by ticks from infected deer, Lyme disease is a […]

  • Supplement Slows Knee Arthritis, Relieves Pain

    Jan 25, 2001 — Ex-gridiron heroes and weekend warriors rejoice: Glucosamine sulfate, a nutritional supplement sold over the counter in the U.S., appears to slow the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee and relieve symptoms such as pain and loss of function in a majority of patients, according to Belgian researchers. “This is the first […]

  • Lyme Disease Still a Threat to Many States This Summer

    June 7, 2001 — For those living in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, this summer promises to be another active one for ticks carrying Lyme disease. “Lyme disease continues to be the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the U.S.,” says Ned Hayes, MD, a medical epidemiologist in the CDC’s division of vector-borne infectious diseases, […]

  • More Arthritis Help Coming Soon?

    Nov. 30, 2001 — Three million Americans today have an inflammatory skin disorder called psoriasis. The condition triggers frequent episodes of redness and itching; thick, dry, silvery scales on the skin; and nail abnormalities. If all those itchy problems weren’t tough enough to handle, one in ten of these people down the road find that […]

  • Enbrel Eases Spinal Form of Arthritis

    May 1, 2002 — People who suffer from a relatively rare, but potentially disabling form of spine arthritis known as ankylosing spondylitis may find relief from a popular drug currently used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. A new study shows the drug Enbrel improves symptoms such as morning stiffness and back pain and improves the quality […]

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