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Health Tip: Exercise for Healthier Bones

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(HealthDay News) -- Want to keep your bones strong and healthy? Make sure you get plenty of exercise to help ward off problems such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and pain affecting the joints and lower back.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions for boosting your bone health:Get low-impact exercise via activities such as swimming, walking and biking.Perform gentle stretching and strengthening exercises.Perform weight-bearing exercises such as dancing, climbing stairs, hiking and...

(HealthDay News) -- Want to keep your bones strong and healthy? Make sure you get plenty of exercise to help ward off problems such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and pain affecting the joints and lower back.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these...

Knee Arthritis May Speed Up Process Linked to Cell Aging

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People with osteoarthritis have increased cell deterioration nearest to damaged joint, study finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A process linked to natural cell aging has now also been associated with knee osteoarthritis, researchers say.

Telomeres -- lengths of DNA on the ends of chromosomes, sometimes described as being like the plastic cap on a shoelace tip -- naturally shorten with age, but can also shorten due to sudden cell damage. Abnormally short telomeres have been found in...

Herbal Medicines for Arthritis Not Backed by Evidence

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Not only are most ineffective, some can interfere with other medications, review found

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- There is little evidence to support the widespread use of herbal medicines to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, according to a review of these products.

Osteoarthritis is a painful condition that involves damage to cartilage and other structures in and around the joints, particularly the fingers, knees and hips. It differs from rheumatoid arthritis, which is...

Bone Drug Holds Promise as Therapy for People with OA

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January 2012

Researchers supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) have shown that a medication that triggers new bone formation in people with osteoporosis can restore cartilage in a mouse model of injury-induced osteoarthritis of the knee. Their findings were reported in Science Translational Medicine.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful and often debilitating disease that occurs when cartilage, which normally cushions the bones, breaks...

Elite Athletes at Greater Risk for Arthritis

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By Linda Thrasybule

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Elite male athletes who participate in high-contact sports like football, soccer and rugby have a higher risk of developing knee and hip arthritis later in life than men who exercise a little or not at all, a recent study found.

About 30 percent of athletes had hip or knee arthritis, compared to 19 percent who weren't athletes.

"Regular exercise is important to health and well being," said Dr. Joseph Buckwalter, who studies osteoarthritis and...