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Rub-On Relief for Arthritis Pain Featured in Harvard Men's Health Watch
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Rub-On Relief for Arthritis Pain Featured in Harvard Men's Health Watch

Harvard Men's Health Watch, a newsletter published by Harvard Medical School, has released a special January 2013 issue focusing on rub-on relief for arthritis pain. The authors advise that "Anti-inflammatory medications applied to the skin as cream...

National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health
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National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month Spotlights Bone Health

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) announced this month that in connection with National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which is observed each year in May, it is launching a new campaign, called Generations of Strength®. "NO...

National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition
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National Arthritis Action Month Focuses on What You Can Do to Prevent or Manage this Common Condition

In a news release issued May 1, the Arthritis Foundation, a non-profit organization, declared May as National Arthritis Action Month, and "challeng[ed] Americans to begin taking steps to reduce the burden of arthritis, the nation's leading cause of dis...

2011 Johns Hopkins Arthritis Whitepaper Released
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2011 Johns Hopkins Arthritis Whitepaper Released

Johns Hopkins has released its 2011 Arthritis Whitepaper, with in-depth consumer information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various different conditions that fall under the heading of "arthritis." The paper features several diet, exerc...

Caregiving and Arthritis – Information on Care Needs for Caregivers
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About.com: Arthritis. Links to articles and resources for caregivers. »View Info

Joint Pain & Arthritis Overview – Strength for Caring
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Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation
March 5, 2013 Posted by Editor
Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation

A large new study conducted by Swedish researchers has found that older women who consumed more than 1,400 milligrams (mg) of calcium per day (from food and calcium supplements combined) were more than twice as likely to die from heart disease as those...

Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries
January 9, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries

Many doctors and physical trainers recommend strengthening all the muscles around the knee, such as quadriceps, hamstrings, and the calf, as a way of helping to prevent knee injuries. Before embarking on any exercise program, consult your doctor fir...

Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout
July 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Health Publishes New Joint Pain Relief Workout

Harvard Health Publications has published a new Special Health Report entitled, "The Joint Pain Relief Workout: Healing exercises for your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles." The Report provides exercises designed by doctors at Harvard Medical Sc...

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Vitamin D & Calcium Supplements
June 19, 2012 Posted by Editor
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Vitamin D & Calcium Supplements

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation on June 12, 2012, in which, based on its review of the scientific literature, it declined to recommend Vitamin D and Calcium supplements for prevention of cancer or bone fractures fr...

New Studies Focus on Preventing Muscle Loss, as Key to Healthy Aging
June 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Studies Focus on Preventing Muscle Loss, as Key to Healthy Aging

The National Institutes of Health last week awarded a $5.2 million grant to the University of Florida's Institute on Aging, for continued studies of what causes age-related muscle loss (Sarcopenia) and how to prevent it. According to a recent reportin...

NIH Features New Report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones
April 24, 2012 Posted by Editor
NIH Features New Report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Monday that it has posted a new report on Good Nutrition for Healthy Bones issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, on the NIH's medical resource site. The report is posted and feature...

Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones, New Mouse Study Suggests
March 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Vitamin E Supplements May Weaken Bones, New Mouse Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, has found that mice fed Vitamin E supplement in a quantity similar to that consumed by many people taking Vitamin E supplements lost bone mass, while those bred to be deficient in Vitamin E...

Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back
February 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Harvard Issues Updated Report on Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back

Harvard Health Publications has issued a revised and updated version of its Special Health Report on "Low Back Pain: Healing Your Aching Back," written by experts at Harvard Medical School. According to Harvard Health Publications, "Back pain is one...

FDA Warns: Osteoporosis Drugs Under Review For Potential Increased Risk of Cancer of Esophagus
July 21, 2011 Posted by Editor
FDA Warns: Osteoporosis Drugs Under Review For Potential Increased Risk of Cancer of Esophagus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Drug Safety Communication today, notifying healthcare professionals and patients that the FDA is conducting "an ongoing review of data from published studies" to evaluate whether taking oral osteopor...

Osteoporosis: Lesson 4: So, You Are A Caregiver
November 15, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

by Virginia Mann, Suite101.com. »View Info

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