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The following tips were submitted by Alyssa Kuhn, a Sentara Healthcare physical therapist. Whether brought on by genes or jumping, you can take 5 steps to reduce your risks of arthritis symptoms. The two most common forms of arthritis are...
Tribune Media ServicesDEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do I know if joint pain in my fingers is arthritis or something else? Will cortisone injections help joint pain and swelling in my fingers? If not, what are my options? ANSWER: It sounds like you may be dealing with rheumatoid...
Tribune Media ServicesQ: Does diet play a role in the development of arthritis? A: Many people assume that diet has a lot to do with the development of arthritis. Based on our current understanding, this notion is largely myth. However, there are some links between diet...
In a few days a performance hall in Kansas City will come alive with music and art in a benefit show to help kids and adults with arthritis. The impresario putting it all together is Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever Kasie Goodfellow. Kasie's a...
Tribune NewspapersFor more than a decade, Cheryl Clark has lived with the chronic pain that accompanies fibromyalgia. After years of suffering with severe flulike aches and pains, she finally found some relief — but it didn't come from a pill or a shot. It came...
Medical Edge from Mayo ClinicDEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've heard of doctors using TNF inhibitors to treat rheumatoid arthritis. What exactly are TNF inhibitors and are they safe to use? ANSWER: An estimated 1.3 million people in the U.S. have rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory disease...
Tribune Media ServicesQ: What is a Baker's cyst? What's the best way to get rid of it? A: A Baker's cyst is a collection of fluid behind the knee. It was named after a British surgeon, William Baker, who described these cysts in the late 1800s. It's sometimes called a...
Q: I was originally diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis three years ago. Multiple treatments have been ineffective. My doctor is now suggesting that I might have something called "mixed connective tissue disease." Can you tell me more about this and its...
Tags: Arthritis, Hands, Boston, Bones and Joints, Inflammation
Contamination is a likely explanation for scientific data that seemed to link a retrovirus and other mouse viruses to chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, according to four papers published Monday in the journal Retrovirology. The papers provide...
Snap, crackle and pop! Not just breakfast cereal anymore — it may be the sound of your joints as you go up a flight of stairs. Joint popping and cracking, or "crepitus," is one of the more than 100 forms of arthritis. Do a self-survey: How do...
McClatchy NewspapersA bacterial infection typically spread by fleas, lice and biting flies could be more prevalent than many think, and may have been transmitted from a mother to her children at birth, scientists from N.C. State University say. Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt,...
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