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The Secret to a Long Life? It’s Not What You Think People live longer because they live healthier lives than the rest of us—smoking and drinking less, and exercising longer. Right? Nope. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University asked 477 Ashkenazi Jews over the age of…

Understanding Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee

Don’t let knee pain put you on the sidelines. It’s time to get back into the life you enjoy. When your knee aches continually from erosion of the joint and its internal padding, your life may come to a standstill. “And that’s not good, for a host of physical and psychological reasons,”…

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Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis Early diagnosis of osteoarthritis is important to treat the disease effectively. To diagnose osteoarthritis, the physician takes a medical history (e.g., personal and family history), performs a physical examination and takes standard x-rays. Upon x-ray, cartilage appears as a black space between bones and in patients with osteoarthritis, this…

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Overview of Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease and osteoarthrosis, is the most common form ofarthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of cartilage in joints (i.e., intersections of two bones) and is often caused by “wear and tear.” Cartilage cushions the ends of the bones and allows for easier movement within the…

Are Calcium Supplements Safe? – Home Care Services in Shelby Township, MI

New research raises questions about the pills that millions of older women take for bone health New research is prompting questions about the safety of the calcium supplements that so many women age 50 and older take to strengthen their bones. One recent study suggests these pills raise a person’s…

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Are You Taking Too Many Pain Meds? An unclear diagnosis can result in being overtreated Q: I’ve been diagnosed with stenosis or moderate to severe osteoarthritis. I have severe back pain at times, along with neck and shoulder discomfort and pain in my left knee and right ankle. My rheumatologist…