Bones and joints

Arthritis
Bones and joints
Osteoarthritis
Pain Management
Tests and procedures
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Harvard Health Ad Watch: A new treatment for knee arthritis

The TV ad promises pain relief for knee osteoarthritis, the source of most of the 600,000 knee replacement surgeries performed in the US each year. A man in a bowling alley winces with pain. He nearly falls as he rolls a ball into the gutter. (Did I mention the arrow sticking out of his knee?) […]

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Arthritis
Bones and joints
Infectious diseases
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Chronic Lyme arthritis: A mystery solved?

In 1975, researchers from Yale investigated an epidemic of 51 patients with arthritis who lived near the woodsy town of Lyme, Connecticut. The most common symptom was recurrent attacks of knee swelling. A few had pain in other joints, such as the wrist or ankle. Many had fever, fatigue, and headache. Some remembered a round […]

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Bones and joints
Menopause
Osteoporosis
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Women's Health

A new therapy for osteoporosis: Romosozumab

Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become porous (less dense) and weaker. It affects 10 million people in the United States: approximately eight million women and two million men. As bone weakens, people are more likely to experience fractures, especially in the spine, hip, and forearm. This causes pain, diminishes a person’s ability to […]

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