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Does Going Upstairs Hurt Your Knees? That could be an Early Sign of Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee pain while going upstairs might be an early sign of knee osteoarthritis and an opportunity for early intervention, according to a study in the January 2015 journal Arthritis Care & Research.

Researchers referred to a study of more than 4,700 adults who were diagnosed with osteoarthritis using radiographic images or who were […]

One-legged Balance Test Helps Predict Hip Fracture and Death among Postmenopausal Women

New research suggests there are important clues that help to predict hip fracture and death among postmenopausal women. One is the inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds. The other: to squat down and reach the floor.

Both functions are necessary for independence and quality of life. A woman’s inability to […]

Taking Tylenol doesn’t Speed Recovery from Low Back Pain or Reduce Symptoms more than Placebo

Health care providers who recommend that low back pain patients take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help them recover from and relieve bouts with low back pain might rethink that recommendation. A new study of nearly 1,700 acute low back pain patients found, compared to placebo, taking the pain reliever does not decrease recovery time, decrease […]

Does Eating Dried Plumbs have a Bone-Protective Effect?

Eating dried plumbs (prunes) seems to have a positive effect on bone health. A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in July 2014 examines why dried plumbs may be healthy for bones and in general.

San Diego State University and Florida State University researchers analyzed a year-long study published in […]