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2011-10-21 13:35:16

OA of the knee burden higher in African-Americans while hand OA lower than Caucasians New research suggests African Americans have a higher burden of multiple, large-joint osteoarthritis (OA), and may not be recognized based on the current definition of "generalized OA." African Americans were also more likely to have knee OA, but less likely to be affected by hand OA than Caucasians according to the findings reported today in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the...

2011-10-12 15:05:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently, 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, with this number expected to increase to 67 million with doctor-diagnosed arthritis by 2030.(1,2) This year, for World Arthritis Day, AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) is providing several online resources designed to motivate and educate patients affected by osteoarthritis. From exercise tips for healthy living to inspiring real-life patient stories, these free tools provide a range of useful...

2011-10-12 10:35:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you have psoriasis or a family history of psoriasis and you are experiencing joint pain and swelling, you could have psoriatic arthritis, a serious disease that may lead to joint destruction and disability. New research from the National Psoriasis Foundation reveals that nearly one in four people with psoriasis--the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans--may have undiagnosed...

2011-10-11 20:50:00

American College of Rheumatology celebrates World Arthritis Day Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 The American College of Rheumatology joins organizations from around the world in celebrating World Arthritis Day. Held every year on October 12, this yearâs theme is âœMove to Improveâ â“ focusing on using physical activity to combat arthritis and rheumatic diseases â“ such as osteoarthritis,...

2011-10-04 11:10:00

Educational Conference Helps Young Adults with Arthritis, the Leading Cause of Disability in the United States LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Arthritis in PrimeTime symposium on Saturday, October 22 at the Long Beach Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach. This premier educational and motivational event fosters active and fulfilling lives for young adults (ages 17-45 years old) affected by arthritis, fibromyalgia,...

2011-09-27 13:44:35

Adding another incentive to exercise, scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found that physical activity improves arthritis symptoms even among obese mice that continue to chow down on a high-fat diet. The insight suggests that excess weight alone isn't what causes the aches and pains of osteoarthritis, despite the long-held notion that carrying extra pounds strains the joints and leads to the inflammatory condition. Published Sept. 27 online in the journal Arthritis &...

2011-09-19 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Rheumatology launches its Simple Tasks campaign today (www.SimpleTasks.org). The initiative aims to raise awareness of the severe impact of rheumatic diseases - such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout - on the U.S. population and to highlight the importance of rheumatologists in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110919/CL70131 ) Rheumatic diseases are not...

2011-09-16 20:08:00

GERMAN TOWN, Md., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a patient's own adult stem cells, there is new hope for the intractable autoimmune disease lupus - systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) - which is difficult to cure. RNL BIO's research team led by Dr. Jeong-Chan Ra collaborated with a research institute led by Dr. Eun-Hwa Choi from Samsung Bioscience Research Institute of Samsung Medical Center on a study on lupus using fat-derived stem cells. Through this study, it was confirmed that...

2011-09-12 05:16:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--- By the year 2030, an estimated 67 million people will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. But a commonly used drug may be able to prevent arthritis from happening to you. Many individuals develop arthritis from severe joint injuries. Young people are especially prone to these joint injuries because they are so active playing sports, or even skiing; activities that can cause damage to ligaments. A new study from MIT suggests that a drug that is used today to treat...

2011-09-08 11:41:36

Further studies needed to confirm progression to osteoarthritis of the hip Hip impingement (femoracetabular impingement) may be a risk factor of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. A new study reveals that the presence of an underlying deformity, known as cam impingement, is associated with hip damage in young men without any arthritis symptoms and detected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Full findings are now published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College...