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Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopause
CHICAGO--The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman s bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society s 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. The researchers reported finding higher bone mass and muscle mass in postmenopausal women who adhered to a Mediterranean diet than in those who did not. This way of eating involv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Minimally invasive treatment reduces knee pain and disability from osteoarthri...
LOS ANGELES March 19, 2018 --A nonsurgical treatment could improve quality of life for patients with knee pain due to osteoarthritis, according to new research presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. In the first U.S. clinical trial on geniculate artery embolization GAE , a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment that blocks key arteries in the knee to reduce inflammation and pain, resulted in a major ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Neck spasms: Causes, treatment, exercises, and home remedies
A neck spasm occurs when the muscles in a person s neck contract involuntarily. Neck spasms can be very painful and may cause headaches or dizziness. Fortunately, a person can usually treat a neck spasm with exercise and home remedies.
Medical News Today - Fri. Mar 16
Middle back pain: Causes, treatment, and exercises
Middle back pain refers to pain or discomfort in the thoracic spine the region of the back between the rib cage and the base of the neck.
Medical News Today - Fri. Mar 16
Bone marrow edema in lower spine is common in young athletes
New research indicates that young recreational and elite athletes commonly accumulate excess fluid in the bone marrow around the joint that connects the spine with the pelvis. The Arthritis Rheumatology findings may help define what amount of fluid detected on imaging tests may be considered background noise in physically active healthy individuals compared with patients who have axial spondyloarthropathy axial Spa , an inflammatory disease with low back p ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 16
Osteochondral allograft transplantation effective for certain knee cartilage r...
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Isolated femoral condyle lesions account for 75 of the cartilage repair procedures performed in the knee joint, and physicians have a variety of techniques to consider as part of surgical treatment. Osteochondral allograft transplantation OCA is a valuable and successful approach for this condition, as described by research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s Specialty Day in New Orleans. Our study de ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Previous cortisone injections may increase risk of future rotator cuff repair
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Cortisone injections are a common nonsurgical approach to treating rotator cuff injuries. However, researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine s Specialty Day in New Orleans suggest that individuals who receive injections less than six months before a rotator cuff repair may have an increased risk for revision rotator cuff repair. As more patients elect to undergo a rotator cuff repair, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Study finds flatfoot reconstruction effective for older patients
When someone develops adult-acquired flatfoot deformity AAFD , they are offered either a reconstruction or foot fusion depending on the severity of the flatfoot and their age. Typically reconstructions are performed in younger patients, while older patients undergo fusions, even though it can limit mobility. Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery HSS presented study findings March 10 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surge ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
What if we could predict when an athlete was going to be injured?
McLean, Va. March 12, 2018 - Thousands of athletes showcased their abilities for the world in PyeongChang, South Korea, in pursuit of Olympic gold. But for every dazzling triple axel or stellar snowboarding run, athletes face the risk of career-ending injuries. Athletic performance isn t the only casualty of sports injuries. These injuries pose economic burdens on athletes and their families and can have long-lasting effects on an athlete s quality of life ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Researchers find bone density scans can also help identify cardiovascular dise...
BOSTON -- Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife s Institute for Aging Research, University of Western Australia, University of Sydney, and Edith Cowan University have discovered that bone density scans, typically used to determine fracture risk, could also be an aid in identifying cardiovascular disease. The study was recently published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research . Researchers analyzed the bone density scans of over 1000 older women from Aust ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Patients living longer with Duchenne muscular dystrophy pose new challenge for...
Diagnostic and treatment advances are helping patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy--one of nine major types of muscular dystrophy that affects males--live into their 30s and beyond, raising challenges in such areas as education, vocation, levels of independence, personal relationships, emotional health, and intimacy. To address these shifting circumstances, as well as reflect promising new treatment options, new guidelines aimed at physicians who care ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 12
Hip pain at night: Causes, treatment, and prevention
Lateral hip pain is the broad term used to describe pain felt on the outer side of the hip. Pain can begin suddenly or develop gradually over time. Many people experience hip pain at night.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 12