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Common Health Problems at 50

5 hours ago   |   Active Beat   |   2 articles

Turning 50 is a milestone and while many people are in their prime, you may begin to experience some health changes. Individuals who are 50 and older should be on the lookout...
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Wearable Sensors Show Promise for Remote OA Assessment

Wearable Sensors Show Promise for Remote OA Assessment

1 day ago   |   MedPageToday

Evaluating seniors with knee osteoarthritis in their own homes, via wearable sensors that relayed data to clinicians' offices, appeared feasible in a small trial. Among 20...
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Both low-, high-intensity exercises improve knee osteoarthritis

Both low-, high-intensity exercises improve knee osteoarthritis

8 days ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Overall, low- and high-dose exercise therapies were associated with similar improvements among patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to results of a randomized...
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MRI-based grading may help determine which knees suitable for osteoarthritis treatment

MRI-based grading may help determine which knees suitable for osteoarthritis treatment

8 days ago   |   Healio

Using MRIs to grade articular pathologies can help identify knees suitable for osteoarthritis trials, as well as those without cartilage damage for which treatment is not...
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Improving Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Through a More Accurate Blood Test

Improving Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Through a More Accurate Blood Test

10 days ago   |   Medindia Health

Progression of osteoarthritis in the knee can be identified more accurately than current methods according to a new study.
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AAOS updates clinical practice guideline for surgical treatment of knee OA

AAOS updates clinical practice guideline for surgical treatment of knee OA

12 days ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released an updated clinical practice guideline for the surgical management of knee osteoarthritis, according to a press...
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Blood Test Bests Standard OA Prognostic Models in Early Study

Blood Test Bests Standard OA Prognostic Models in Early Study

13 days ago   |   MedPageToday   |   3 articles

A set of 15 blood-based biomarkers outperformed conventional prediction methods for knee osteoarthritis progression in a large preliminary study, researchers said. Based on...
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New blood test ‘more accurate' in identifying, predicting osteoarthritis progression

New blood test ‘more accurate' in identifying, predicting osteoarthritis progression

13 days ago   |   Healio   |   3 articles

A new blood test may offer a more accurate way to track and predict the progression of knee osteoarthritis than current approaches, according to a press release from Duke...
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Researchers compare high- and low-dose exercise therapy in patients with knee osteoarthritis

14 days ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have compared high dose exercise therapy versus low dose in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
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Is 93 is too old to get a new hip? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 

Is 93 is too old to get a new hip? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 

15 days ago   |   Daily Mail

MARTIN SCURR: My 93-year-old mother is in constant pain from osteoarthritis in her hip, but her age rules out joint replacement surgery.
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