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HIV Patients May Have Stiffer Arteries

... are more likely to have a level of arterial stiffness similar to that in healthy patients with high blood pressure, a new study finds. Arterial stiffness increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in ... treated with HAART had a higher level of arterial stiffness than HIV patients who weren't treated with HAART. ...

Veterans Affairs Researchers Study Benefits of Robot for Ankle Rehabilitation

... estimate intrinsic ankle properties; e.g. ankle stiffness in young healthy individuals. "This study demonstrates that ankle stiffness is a strongly direction-dependent property, and ... have extended their results to measure ankle stiffness using the Anklebot in chronic stroke survivors ...

Study Shows Pine Bark Naturally Reduces Osteoarthritis

... improved physical function by 56 percent, joint stiffness by 53 percent and increased patients' mobility ... and rate osteoarthritis symptoms (joint pain, stiffness and physical function), WOMAC questionnaires were ... were recorded for the placebo group. Scores for stiffness were reduced by 53 percent. The scores for ...

Kidney donor age linked to aortic siffening

... pulse wave velocity to measure aortic stiffness in 74 patients who had received kidney ... is the body's large central artery; increased stiffness is a sign of damage to the large arteries. Such ... three months after transplantation, aortic stiffness was related exclusively to characteristics of the ...

Noninvasive ways to assess liver disease

... elastographyFibroscan (FS)to measure liver stiffness in 20 patients presenting with acute hepatitis. ... percent) of the patients, the test showed liver stiffness values that suggested cirrhosis. However, none of ... on ultrasound, or in liver histology. Liver stiffness measurement by FS in patients with acute liver ...

Modified-Release Prednisone May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

... version at reducing morning joint stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study ... experienced an average of 44 minutes less morning stiffness per day than at the start of the study. That was ... preparation with regard to morning stiffness of the joints. Furthermore, the effects of the ...

Meniscal damage and the development of persistent knee pain

... on the development of knee pain, aching, or stiffness in middle-aged and older adults. Based on their ... which had developed frequent pain, aching, or stiffness at the studys 15-month culmination mark. 220 ... the development of frequent knee pain, aching, or stiffness was analyzed by contingency tables and logistic ...

Sound medicine at Acoustics Meeting

... at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. 6) TISSUE stiffness AS A MEASURE OF A HEALTH Monitoring a tissues ... can be a good indicator of disease. Areas of stiffness in a tissue, for instance, are often a good ... the tumors. The problem is, how can you measure stiffness in tissues deep within the body" There is no such ...

Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions

... psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, swelling and stiffness around the joints. People with mild psoriasis are just as likely to ... swollen fingers or toes, changes to the nails such as pitting, or morning stiffness or tiredness, which could indicate the onset of psoriatic arthritis. ...

Experts Recommend Cherries For Pain Relief From Arthritis

... Eating Red May Help Arthritis Sufferers Manage Inflammation and stiffness LANSING, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-six million American ... For many with arthritis, one step in managing related inflammation, stiffness and pain may include taking a closer look at diet and lifestyle. For ...

Healthy Living Network Announces Launch of New Joint Pain Web Site

... than 36 million Americans are affected by some form of joint pain and stiffness every year. And millions more suffer with back pain, shoulder pain, and ... or concern, as well as offering a plan of action to help ease pain and stiffness and enjoy lasting health." All information and advice found on ...

Tips to Ease an Aching Back

... Holidays or any day, bad mechanics can lead to pain and stiffness THURSDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can be a ... when lifting heavy items. Get moving. Poor posture and muscle stiffness make it harder to move, which can lead to injury or pain. Add daily ...

Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis

... evaluation. To describe and rate osteoarthritis symptoms (joint pain, stiffness and physical function), WOMAC questionnaires were evaluated by the ... and no significant effects were recorded for the placebo group. Scores for stiffness were reduced by 53 percent. The scores for physical function were reduced ...

Why anyone can make a sandcastle

... 3%, the fluid inside represents a highly-complex structure. The mechanical stiffness of the wet sand remains practically constant with moisture ranging from ... had to be independent of the fluid content. This explains the universal stiffness of the material. The equal pressure corresponds to an equal force inside ...

Keeping That New Year's Workout Resolution

... culprit is pain. A new workout schedule generally brings with it pain and stiffness that can take a week or more to overcome. "People start and stop their ... Myo-Med before and after each workout session to prevent the pain and stiffness of a new routine. Of all the creams and anti-inflammatory products out ...

High Blood Pressure Linked to Disability, Dementia

... pulse pressure and pulse wave velocity affected memory. However, arterial stiffness wasn't linked to attention, hand-eye coordination, the ability to name ... develop dementia," Waldstein noted. The findings suggest that arterial stiffness may be a potential target for drugs to help preserve mental function, ...

Empowerment Program Gets Patients on the PATH to Managing the Physical and Emotional Effects of Psoriatic Arthritis

... people living with psoriatic arthritis -- a disease characterized by pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints, which is related to the skin ... is a chronic (lifelong) inflammatory disease that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints. Psoriatic arthritis is related to ...

HealthYes! Provides Free Preventive Screening in Support of Round Rock Express

... educating the public about asymptomatic diseases such as stroke, peripheral artery disease, osteoporosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and arterial stiffness can greatly contribute toward prevention. For suffers of any of these diseases, early detection can mean the difference between a painful, costly ...

Detecting early signs of osteoarthritis

... It does not show up any changes or inflammation to the surrounding soft tissue or joint lining. This inflammation may also contribute to pain and stiffness and could, in fact, be a precursor to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is known as a "wear and tear" condition in which cartilage wears away, ...

ATS Medical Announces First Use of the New ATS CryoMaze 10-S Probe

... of some surgeons to have more probe leverage to achieve contact with targeted tissue that is difficult to reach. In addition, the increased stiffness of the ATS CryoMaze 10-S Probe will optimize the shape retention of the malleable probe which is particularly useful in minimally invasive ....

Board-Certified Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra Featured on Searchjointpain.com

... content delivers effective answers to targeted joint- and muscle-related questions, as well as offering a plan of action to help ease pain and stiffness and enjoy lasting health. Dr. Sinatra is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Nutrition, and he believes ...

Dr. Julian Whitaker Featured on Searchjointpain.com

... content delivers effective answers to targeted joint- and muscle-related questions, as well as offering a plan of action to help ease pain and stiffness and enjoy lasting health. Dr. Whitaker is a noted author, lecturer, and television personality. An outspoken voice and champion of consumer ...

Women's Health Expert Dr. Susan Lark Featured on Searchjointpain.com

... content delivers effective answers to targeted joint- and muscle-related questions, as well as offering a plan of action to help ease pain and stiffness and enjoy lasting health. Dr. Lark is a distinguished clinician, author, lecturer, and innovative product developer. A graduate of Northwestern ...

In Summertime, the Livin' Can Be Buggy

... caught early, left untreated, Lyme disease can spread to other parts of the body, causing debilitating problems such as severe headaches and neck stiffness from meningitis, shooting pains, heart palpitations, dizziness and joint swelling. Ticks can also carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which is ...

Genetic pathway responsible for link between body clock disturbance and worsening arthritis

... identification of this curious pathway may help to explain the 24-hour symptom cycle seen by many patients who experience worsening of joint pain and stiffness in the mornings, and lead to further research into new approaches for improving daily quality of life." RA patients who participated in the study ...

First-degree relatives of patients with bicuspid aortic valve should be screened

... body size as compared to no enlargement seen in control patients. Also, the study found that the aortas of the first-degree relatives had abnormal stiffness similar to the patients with congenital bicuspid valve. Generally, when aortas are 50 millimeters in diameter, surgery is recommended in order to ...

ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Studies to be Featured at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress

... characterized by inflammation of the membrane lining in the joints. This inflammation causes a loss of joint shape and function, resulting in pain, stiffness and swelling, ultimately leading to irreversible joint destruction and disability. Characteristics of RA include redness, swelling, pain and movement ...

HealthYes! Promotes Osteoporosis Awareness at the Austin Mommy & Baby Expo

... in the Dallas area include stroke screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening (AAA), peripheral artery disease screening (PAD), arterial stiffness index screening (ASI), and osteoporosis screening. HealthYes! operates in all major markets in Texas. It recently launched its mobile health ...

Treating gum disease helps rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

... gum disease and also have a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis, reduced their arthritic pain, number of swollen joints and the degree of morning stiffness when they cured their dental problems. Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals of ...

Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth

... ill for their future health, researchers report. The walls of these carotid arteries, which carry blood to the brain, showed a thickening and stiffness known to increase the risk of future strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems, according to a report to be published in the June 9 ...

UCB's CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Approved by the U.S. FDA for Adult Patients Suffering From Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

... site pain (<2%) and a low level of discontinuations due to adverse events (5%). "People with RA have pain and swelling of joints with stiffness and fatigue which makes it difficult for them to perform many activities of daily living, sometimes making it a struggle to even get out of bed," ...

BD Extends Decade-Long Support for UNICEF's Campaign to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

... For babies born in unhygienic or otherwise unsafe conditions, tetanus spores can enter the umbilical cord stump, causing the violent spasms and stiffness that are characteristic of neonatal tetanus and fatal in more than 70 percent of cases. In adults, tetanus generally enters through an open wound or ...

SIMPONI(TM) (golimumab) Receives FDA Approval as First Once-Monthly Anti-TNF for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

... affect more than three million Americans collectively. RA is characterized by persistent and progressive joint inflammation, causing pain, stiffness and functional disability. The Arthritis Foundation estimates that approximately 1.3 million people in the United States are affected by RA. For ...

Texas-Based Mobile Health Screening Company Expands into Dallas-Fort Worth

... in the Dallas area include stroke screening , abdominal aortic aneurysm screening (AAA), peripheral artery disease screening (PAD), arterial stiffness index screening (ASI), and osteoporosis screening . HealthYes!'s Dallas team is currently composed of 10 technicians and sales executives. The ...

Singapore First in Southeast Asia to Use Novel Treatment for Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries

... such as hepatitis or AIDS. For the doctor, it offers a relatively quick procedure to perform." Short-term side-effects include soreness and stiffness at the injected site, while over the longer term, mild stiffening and scarring may occur but usually no worse than what is expected with normal ...

A Winning Strategy to Beat Spring Sporting Injuries

... help people avoid this injury, but once it does occur, immediate use of a cold compress can reduce inflammation. Achilles tendinitis: Pain and stiffness in the calf and swelling of the Achilles tendon can result from excessive stop-and-start motion. To prevent and treat, stretch the calf muscles ...

Rush University Medical Center orthopaedic experts examine overhead

... early acceleration phases of throwing is most common. Impingement can cause local swelling and tenderness in the front of the shoulder, and pain and stiffness may be felt when the arm is lifted or lowered from an elevated position. Conservative treatment for impingement includes oral, nonsteroidal ...

Laser Spine Institute Helps Professionals Take Back Their Lives from Debilitating Back Pain

... pelvic rocking, abdominal bracing and spinal lengthening "Listen to your body" by moving before developing muscle tension and joint stiffness Tampa-based lawyer Michael Brudney, suffered from severe back-pain that affected his concentration and productivity throughout ...

Chronic Pain Sufferers Report Relief: DRJ Group Teams With Adult Foster Care Facilities to Evaluate Effectiveness of Stopain Topical Analgesic

... ingredient in Stopain is menthol, recognized by the Food and Drug Administration as an analgesic that provides temporary relief for minor pains and stiffness of arthritis, muscle aches, strains and simple backaches. Stopain products include the top-selling spray and roll-on in the topical analgesics ...

A Clinically Proven, Extremely Effective and Safe Product for Joints Now Available

... make a fist, or even to hold a cup of coffee. After using Arthro SupReviver for just four days, I was able to make a firm fist. I do not have joint stiffness or cracking any more. I can now do many things that I was unable to do before. Arthro SupReviver is such an amazing product," said Barbara Romines, ...
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