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2010-10-11 10:58:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday, October 12 is being recognized worldwide as a day to bring to light the pain involved with arthritis, the often debilitating condition that affects one in five Americans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100901/FL58348LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100901/FL58348LOGO ) According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. Of the...

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2010-09-15 09:29:59

Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) are launching a groundbreaking new project to investigate the benefits of broccoli in the fight against osteoarthritis. Initial laboratory research at UEA has found that a compound in broccoli called sulforaphane blocks the enzymes that cause joint destruction in osteoarthritis "“ the most common form of arthritis. Broccoli has previously been associated with reduced cancer risk but this is the first major study into its effects on joint...

2010-09-13 16:05:00

ATLANTA and DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., today announced the launch of a new educational campaign, Gout Living, to help increase understanding and encourage better management of gout. The campaign, which includes the first-ever gout public service announcements (PSAs), aims to encourage those living with the disease to be proactive about their health. The PSAs, which will be available via television, radio...

2010-08-25 14:29:08

On receiving an honour, the American entertainer Jack Benny once said, "I don't deserve this award but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either." Unfortunately, Benny was not alone in suffering from arthritis as he grew older. Arthritis is associated with significant discomfort and simple activities such as going for walks and climbing stairs often become extremely painful. A variety of treatments are available, usually involving a combination of drugs and physiotherapy, but these...

2010-08-20 14:08:23

Latest research shows for the first time that hydrogen sulfide is present in the fluid inside the human knee joint (synovial fluid) and may protect against inflammation Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a gas more commonly associated with the smell of 'rotten eggs' and blocked drains. However, it has now been shown to be present naturally in our bodies and reside in knee joint synovial fluid, the protective fluid found in the cavities of joints that reduces friction between the cartilage of joints...

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2010-08-19 09:42:38

While rest and relaxation used to be the prescription for those suffering from arthritis, physicians are now recommending a more active lifestyle to maintain range of motion in the joints. According to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine, staying active is key in preventing and treating osteoarthritis.  "Getting into a general fitness program is very beneficial for those suffering with osteoarthritis," said Dr. Brian Parsley, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at BCM. "In that...

2010-08-05 15:56:41

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is fairly common, especially among young athletes. While it can often be corrected through surgery, the injury can lead to increased risk of developing degenerative joint diseases, including osteoarthritis (OA). The problem is that fluid in the knee joint, which lubricates the cartilage, is impacted by the trauma of the injury and begins to deteriorate. A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers identifies options for restoring that...

2010-06-29 12:10:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned orthopaedic surgeon and founder of Joint Juice®, a leading joint health beverage company, Kevin R. Stone, M.D., has developed the first comprehensive Joint Health Assessment. Launching today, individuals will now be able to log onto Joint Juice.com for an illustrative assessment that determines the condition of their joints based on a series of 15 questions regarding Body Mass Index (BMI), diet, exercise, lifestyle and joint...

2010-05-20 07:44:00

ORLAND PARK, Ill., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from Wilmette, Illinois, passed the village's first residential fire sprinkler ordinance requiring fire sprinklers in all new homes that are being built with lightweight construction. With the passage of this ordinance, the Village of Wilmette becomes the 67th jurisdiction in Illinois to pass residential fire sprinkler legislation. Wilmette's residential fire sprinkler ordinance is the first occasion that a municipality or fire district...

2010-05-20 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region, Georgia Office announced today that baseball legend Hank Aaron will be participating in the Arthritis Walk-Atlanta on Saturday, May 22nd. Hank will be walking with local members of "Team Hank" to encourage the millions of people suffering with osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain to take action now and to talk to their doctor about treatment options. Hank Aaron, who won legions of fans by breaking countless records while...


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  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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