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7. Arthritis Surgery

Surgery may be considered as part of arthritis treatment when medication is no longer enough to manage your symptoms. The decision to head down the surgical route is a balancing act—you’ll need to consider your current symptoms and level of disability, and weigh them against the potential benefits, risks, and

Ask the Experts: Septic Arthritis; Virtual Colonospocy; Energy Drinks

Q: A friend of mine was recently told that she has septic arthritis. Can you tell me more about this condition?

A: Septic arthritis develops from an infection in the body that travels to a joint through the bloodstream. One common culprit is the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, which is present even

Much-Needed New Antibiotic in Development

For years, existing antibiotics have increasingly met resistance from strains of certain infectious diseases, leading to a global rise in these diseases. However, for the first time in about 30 years, a new drug is in development.
The potentially powerful new antibiotic, found effective against infections such as staph, strep, anthrax,

Considering Hip Replacement?

Our main cover article this month looks at total hip replacement (THR), which can result in significant functional improvement for older adults affected by osteoarthritis in the hip. Joint replacement is usually considered only after other treatment options have been exhausted, but it’s an area where I feel it is

2015 FHA INDEX

Alternative Medicine/Supplements
Complementary therapies can help you cope with cancer treatment (Jan, 4)
Yoga could reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors (Mar, 3)
Bones & Joints
“Newer and improved” artificial joints may not be your best choice (Jan, 1)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (Jan, 8)
“Hip school” could help ease your arthritis pain (Mar, 5)
Spinal stenosis can

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