Tag: knee arthritis

Newsbriefs: Lung Cancer; Knee Arthritis

Few Who Need Lung Cancer Screening Get It
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) began recommending in December 2013 that people at high risk for lung cancer have yearly screening with low-dose CT scans. However, few people who could benefit from lung cancer screening—mostly current and former smokers—are getting it,

3. Eat a Variety of Vegetables

Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems

Avocados Could Improve Your Cholesterol—and More

Not so long ago, avocados were a seasonal delicacy in most of the country, and when they were available, their high fat content scared away health-conscious consumers. With loosened import rules from Mexico, however, sales of Hass avocados (about 95% of the US market) have more than doubled in the

Dietary Relief for Aching Joints

Whether your knees ache when you climb stairs or it hurts to bend down to tie your shoes, arthritis can be a real pain. There is no easy fix for osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis and the focus of this article. In this condition, cartilage (the covering on

Surmounting the Stair Challenge

As an aerobic activity, climbing stairs boosts heart function. It also strengthens the muscles in the thighs, which decreases load and stress on the knee, a help for people with knee arthritis. Stair climbing also burns calories, which aids weight loss. Even mild weight loss can take significant pressure off

Understand What a New Knee Can and Can’t Do

It’s been a while since your knees didn’t ache. With every new day and with every step, the pain of arthritis is there, sometimes keeping you up at night. It’s a constant reminder that you, and especially your joints, aren’t as young as you used to be.
If you’re in this

Ask the Doctor: Steroid Injections

Q. Cortisone injections have helped my knee arthritis, but I understand there’s a limit to how many I can receive. Is that the case?
A. Injections of cortisone and other corticosteroids usually are considered when patients no longer gain sufficient pain relief from oral medications, such as aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol®), ibuprofen

A Chain Reaction for Relief

Hips and thighs are often the sources of discontent. If you’re a woman, you’ve probably cursed them when life led to weight gain; if you’re of the male persuasion, injured muscles or bursitis may have caused your complaints. But, did you know that the hips and thighs, when working together,

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