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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...

2010-05-19 09:41:50

The results may lead to new approach to therapies for joint disease An international team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in California and the National Research Institute for Child Health and Development in Japan has discovered that a natural molecule in the body counters the progression of osteoarthritis. The findings could one day lead to new therapies for some common diseases of aging. The study was published in an advanced, online issue of the journal Genes &...

2010-05-03 13:49:00

ATLANTA, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 46 million Americans with arthritis and many more at risk in the United States, moving is the best medicine to fight arthritis pain. This May during National Arthritis Awareness Month, the Arthritis Foundation is kicking off a nationwide awareness campaign to encourage all Americans to make physical activity part of their daily routine. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-03-31 09:20:00

ATLANTA, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- DRJ Group Inc., the makers of all-natural Stopain® topical analgesics, today announced that motivational speaker and dancer, Judson Laipply, will appear at the Arthritis Walk-Atlanta scheduled for Saturday, May 22 at Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta. Laipply's appearance is part of an awareness and fundraising initiative between DRJ Group and the Arthritis Foundation that includes the video - Stop Pain. Start Dancing. - starring...


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