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Three exercise modes improve balance for people with knee osteoarthritis-5201

Three exercise modes improve balance for people with knee osteoarthritis

A research review included 15 randomized controlled studies of 1,482 people with knee osteoarthritis.

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For people with osteoarthritis, pain and poor sleep lead to depression-5123

For people with osteoarthritis, pain and poor sleep lead to depression

Symptoms of osteoarthritis, the wearing away of the cartilage that cushions the space between bones, include pain, swelling and stiffness, and fatigue (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases). According to background from the publisher of a new study, previous studies show that those with knee osteoarthritis (OA) report issues with getting to sleep and staying asleep, among other sleep problems.

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Walking aids function for people with knee osteoarthritis-4946

Walking aids function for people with knee osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is one of the 10 most disabling diseases in developed countries, reports the World Health Organization. Osteoarthritis in the knee is the most common form, and more common in older adults. In the United States, knee osteoarthritis is one of the five leading causes of disability among adults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

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For women, drinking milk may slow the progress of osteoarthritis-4756

For women, drinking milk may slow the progress of osteoarthritis

The knee is a common site of osteoarthritis, the wearing away of cartilage that protects the joints, resulting in pain and disability. A group of researchers realized the drinking milk helped maintain bone health, but they wondered if milk consumption would affect the progression of osteoarthritis.

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Arthritis may increase risk of falls-4724

Arthritis may increase risk of falls

As background to a new analysis of data from the US 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System states, one risk factor for falls may be impairments in gait speed and balance, which are associated with arthritis. Respondents were asked if they had ever been diagnosed by a doctor or health professional with some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus or fibromyalgia, and if they had experienced an unintentional fall in the prior 12 months.

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Uncovering the risks of activity limitations from arthritis-4420

Uncovering the risks of activity limitations from arthritis

For the National Health Interview Survey (2010-2012), US adults reported whether a doctor had diagnosed them with arthritis, and if their activities were limited because of arthritis. Over one-fifth (22.7% or 52.5 million) of respondents 18 years and older said they had doctor-diagnosed arthritis, including 49.7% of adults 65 years and older. Prevalence of arthritis was high among people with heart disease (49.0%) and diabetes (47.3%).

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