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Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affect the lives of millions of people worldwide. OA is known for progressive damage to joint cartilage, which causes changes in the surrounding tissues. RA is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limits range of motion and function of many joints;
If a little is good, most Americans are accustomed to thinking, more must be better and a lot must be better still. When it comes to vitamins and minerals, however, it is possible to get too much of a good thing—especially if some of your nutrients are coming from pills
Niacin ineffective at reducing cardiovascular events
Niacin is a B vitamin that has been used for many years to lower markers of cardiovascular risks, including LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides. However, taking niacin does not lower the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, according to study findings
Q. I just had my first gout attack, which was extremely painful. How can I prevent another attack? Should I follow any particular diet?
A. Many people don’t realize that gout is a form of arthritis. An attack of gout causes severe pain, redness, tenderness, warmth, and inflammation, and usually manifests
You no doubt have found yourself tossing and turning at night, failing to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. If that sounds too familiar and happens too frequently, you may be suffering from insomnia. Any insomnia definition describes an inability to fall asleep. However, the condition—which effects an estimated 60
It’s well accepted that a dose of caffeine generally improves wakefulness and boosts energy. Now researchers are identifying specific ways in which the stimulant improves brain function and memory, especially in older adults, and may even help protect the brain against disease.
Research published in the September 2014 issue of Neurobiology
Researchers at MGH’s Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI) have designed a mind-body program for older adults that increases the likelihood of aging healthfully. Participants in the program, called the Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) for Successful Aging Program, showed evidence of significant improvements in morale and sense
Ask the Doctors: Tricuspid valve regurgitation
Q. I’m 89 and have moderately severe (3+) tricuspid valve regurgitation. But I enjoy a good quality of life. I have always exercised, but I’m wondering if that’s still safe, given the valve regurgitation and the higher heart rate that comes with exercise. My cardiologist