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Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell (Temporal) Arteritis

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INTRODUCTION

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are inflammatory conditions that affect different parts of the body. They are frequently discussed together because:Polymyalgia rheumatica occurs in about 50 percent of people with giant cell arteritisApproximately 15 to 30 percent of people with polymyalgia rheumatica have giant cell arteritis

Some people with one disorder later develop symptoms of the other.

More detailed information about polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and...

INTRODUCTION

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are inflammatory conditions that affect different parts of the body. They are frequently discussed together because:Polymyalgia rheumatica occurs in about 50 percent...

Details May Predict Kids' Soccer-Injury Recovery

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By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study of young soccer players and their thigh-muscle injuries suggests that age, site of injury and how it happened may help determine how long a player will be off the field.

"It's going to help them get an idea of when these people are going to get back to their game...That's really what an athlete wants to know," said Tim Hewett, head of sports medicine research at The Ohio State University and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, who was...

Too Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Inactive, Study Finds

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THURSDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- More than 40 percent of rheumatoid arthritis patients live a sedentary life, a new study finds.

It used to be thought that medication and rest was the best treatment, but now experts believe physical activity is important to keep joints flexible, improve balance and strength and reduce pain, the researchers noted.

"Our results suggest that public health initiatives need to address the lack of motivation to exercise and to promote the benefits of...

Report Finds Large Decline in Lower-Limb Amputations among U.S. Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes

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The rate of leg and foot amputations among U.S. adults aged 40 and older with diagnosed diabetes declined by 65 percent between 1996 and 2008, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published today in the journal, Diabetes Care.  The age–adjusted rate of nontraumatic lower–limb amputations was 3.9 per 1,000 people with diagnosed diabetes in 2008 compared to 11.2 per 1,000 in 1996.  Non–traumatic lower–limb amputations refer to those...

Enriched Skim Milk Good for Gout

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Pain, uric acid levels improved in those drinking shakes made of skim milk powders

TUESDAY, Jan. 24 (HealthDay News) -- If you have gout, drinking enriched skim milk may help reduce the frequency of painful flare-ups, new research suggests.

The new study included 120 patients who had experienced at least two flare-ups in the previous four months. They were divided into three treatment groups that consumed either lactose powder, skim milk powder or skim milk powder enriched with...

Tackle Gout!

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