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2009-02-26 09:00:00

AAOS recommendations aid orthopaedic surgeons in treating this common condition LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Osteoarthritis (OA) (http://www.orthoinfo.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00212)is known as the "wear and tear" arthritis. It can affect any joint in the body particularly after years of use. A clinical practice guideline for the treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee was presented today at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)...

2009-02-23 04:00:00

DÃÅ“SSELDORF, Germany, February 23 /PRNewswire/ -- An international team of researchers has evaluated the effectiveness of Orthokine therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee, and the results have been published in the February edition of the specialist journal "Osteoarthritis and Cartilage". The researchers followed 376 patients to determine the effectiveness of various osteoarthritis treatments. After six months as well as after two years,...

2009-02-04 09:00:00

The Move Free Dancers, Led by Celebrity Choreographer Johnnie P., Encourage Active Adults to Keep Moving SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Move Free Dancers, a recreational performing dance troupe of active adults, age 50 and above, were unveiled today by Schiff(R), the makers of Move Free(R) Advanced. Led by celebrity choreographer Johnnie P., the Move Free Dancers' mission is to inspire people of all life stages to keep moving, maintain strong and healthy joints, and do the...

2009-01-30 08:44:49

Osteoarthritis (OA) causes disability and is a major public health problem. A new study examined the effect of chondroitins 4 and 6 sulfate (CS) on OA progression and symptoms. CS, unlike other chondroitin sulfate products sold as dietary supplements in the U.S., has been approved as a prescription symptomatic slow acting drug for OA in many European countries. The study was published in the February issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism...

2008-12-24 14:14:16

Older people risk health problems by mixing unsafe combinations of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, say researchers at the University of Chicago. Nearly 2.2 million U.S. adults, ages 57 to 85, are at risk for problems such as internal bleeding and muscle weakness, said the study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers noted a significance increase during the last decade of supplements, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, such as...

2008-12-11 12:20:00

ROSEMONT, Ill. , Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has approved and released an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on "Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee". These guidelines were explicitly developed to include only treatments which are less invasive than knee replacement surgery. While a wide range of treatment options are available, they should always be tailored to individual patients after discussions with their...

2008-10-30 18:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Political pundits studying the Presidential candidates' every move on the campaign trail may ponder the impact of "the age factor," but seniors say sore joints won't keep America's aging population on the sidelines, according to a recent survey of men and women age 50+ from Schiff Nutrition International, makers of Move Free(R) Advanced, a daily dietary supplement for joint health that starts comforting sore joints in less than seven days.(1) In fact,...

2008-10-27 09:00:12

CombinatoRx, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CRXX), today provided in-depth analysis from COMET-1 (CRx-102 Osteoarthritis Multi-center Evaluation Trial), the Company's Phase 2b clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Synavive(TM) (CRx-102) in subjects with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). Based on an in-depth analysis reviewed with clinical investigators and thought leaders during the American College of Rheumatology meeting in San Francisco, CombinatoRx has posted a webcast...

2008-10-09 03:00:17

By Bowditch, Peter There are still people alive today who were born before Felix Hoffmann invented aspirin, so almost the entire history of modern medicine has happened in their lifetimes. My parents were born before the discovery of penicillin and before anything was known about the biology or reproduction of viruses. I can remember the first successful heart transplant, and in my children's lifetime we have beaten smallpox and now have polio staggering on the ropes. We now know the...

2008-09-30 09:00:59

By JEANNINE STEIN By Jeannine Stein Los Angeles Times The prognosis for people with knee osteoarthritis isn't as bleak as it might seem in the wake of a study finding that arthroscopic surgery, once hailed as promising, might not be the best option. That study, released in the Sept. 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine and widely reported in other news media, suggested that people who underwent the surgery didn't fare any better in the long run than their counterparts who...


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