Archive for April, 2011

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Depression is a Common Byproduct of Arthritis Pain, Study says

Posted: 04/28/2011 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

If you don’t have arthritis, you almost certainly know someone who does. More than one-fifth of the U.S. population has some form of the degenerative disease, according to the CDC. And many people — from those with rheumatoid arthritis to those¬†… Read more

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Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain with Exercise

Posted: 04/26/2011 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

When you think about rheumatoid arthritis (commonly referred to RA), you probably don’t picture people pumping iron or sweatin’ to the oldies. Indeed, RA often causes intense joint pain, making rigorous activity difficult. But ironically, one of the¬†… Read more

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Prevent Knee Arthritis by Keeping Off Extra Pounds

Posted: 04/19/2011 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

It’s no secret that being overweight or obese increases one’s chances of developing knee arthritis. But a recent study review designed to determine how many cases of knee arthritis could be avoided in a “normal-weight” world illustrates in no¬†… Read more

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IT Band Syndrome? Here are Some Ways to Ease the Pain.

Posted: 04/18/2011 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

In Indianapolis, April is when many part-time and full-time distance runners ramp up their training in preparation for May’s OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. The largest mini-marathon in the nation, it attracts nearly 40,000 runners each year.¬†… Read more

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Study Sheds Light on Why Arthritis Drug Works for Some, Not Others

Posted: 04/12/2011 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

The results of a new study helps explain why the drug Humira helps offers pain relief for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, but not others. In the study, nearly one-third of the people taking the drug developed an immune system reaction¬†… Read more

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Man With Rheumatoid Arthritis to Scale Mount Everest

Posted: 04/08/2011 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

Jeffrey Gottfurcht had been climbing mountains since he was a teenager. Then, at age 28, he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The autoimmune disease attacks the joints and causes painful inflammation — and it threatened to cut off¬†… Read more

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Doctor: If You Have Arthritis, Keep Moving Despite the Pain

Posted: 04/06/2011 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff

The stiffness. The aching. And who can forget the pain. If you suffer from arthritis, you’re all too aware of how painful it can be. Movement — even the slightest amount — can be excruciating. But most doctors agree that movement is crucial to¬†… Read more