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Add the DASH Diet to the List of Gout Remedies

Add the DASH Diet to the List of Gout Remedies

Gout is a form of arthritis in which a build-up of uric acid in the body results in deposits of sharp crystals forming in the joints. It typically affects the big toe, although gout also can affect other joints. People with gout also are more likely to suffer from kidney

2014 Index

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia/Memory
Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)

Factors other than dementia may affect your memory (Dec., 3)

Memory aids can help compensate for mild cognitive impairment (Jan., 3)

New tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Oct., 6)

What PET scans and other imaging tests reveal about brain health

Newsbriefs: Back Surgery; Knee OA; Gout; Sleep Quality

Minimally invasive back surgery.
Recent findings from a seven-year study of 304 patients who received minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion—a low back surgery—have better outcomes than patients who have more invasive surgery, according a new study. The procedure joins two or more vertebral bones to prevent abnormal movements. It reduces

2015 Women’s Health Advisor Index

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Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia/Memory

Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)
How to cope with a dementia diagnosis (Apr., 3)
Hip fracture patients at risk for delirium, dementia (May, 2)
Reduce the effects of cognitive aging (Oct., 5)
Modifiable factors linked with risks of Alzheimer’s disease (Nov., 2)

Arthritis/Rheumatology

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RA Patients Lack Benefit from Knee Replacement

A study reported online in Arthritis & Rheumatology (July 2015) showed that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have a total knee arthroplasty don’t gain as much pain relief or improvement in quality of life as those who have the procedure because of osteoarthritis (OA). After the procedure, the mean

Study: Gout Risk Higher in People with Sleep Apnea

If you have sleep apnea, you also might be at higher risk of developing painful gout, a recent study suggests. Researchers reviewed data on 9,865 people newly diagnosed with sleep apnea and 43,598 people without the disorder. Over a one-year follow-up period, 270 cases of gout were diagnosed in the

Opioids Increase Infection Risk in Arthritis Patients

Opioids, such as hydrocodone (Vicodin®, Lortab®), are often turned to for relieving arthritis pain. But, in addition to the increased risk of addiction-like dependence the drugs pose, a new study shows that taking opioids appears to raise the risk for serious infections among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). According to

Sleep Apnea Tied to Gout

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by frequent, but short, episodes of shallow (or even stopped) breathing when sleeping. In addition to the loud snoring OSA causes, it may contribute to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and heart-rhythm abnormalities. Now, research is

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