» News Worthy Items:
Our Top news picks this month
|After discussion with the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) a drug manufacturer has halted a gene therapy
trial of a new experimental drug to treat inflammatory arthritis
because a woman who was taking part in the trial has died...(more...)
Athough most artificial joints resemble the shape
and structure of the joint they're designed to replace, one new
prosthesis the reverse shoulder takes a different approach, reversing
the position of the normal ball-and-socket design. The purpose of this
anatomical flip-flop is to give you a shoulder that is stable enough to
let you raise your arm, even if your rotator cuff is torn beyond
repair, according to Cleveland Clinic's Arthritis Advisor... (more...)
Arthritis is common among elderly Americans, and as
the population ages it is expected to increase. At the same time,
disability is increasing in patients with arthritis and the
racial/ethnic composition of the U.S. is changing; minority populations
are forecasted to increase from 30.6 percent of the population in 2000
to 49.9 percent by 2050... (more...)
When a wrist hurts, it could be carpal tunnel
syndrome -- or something else. Over time, many conditions can affect
crucial parts of the hands, causing everything from pain to the loss of
normal function. The August issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource offers an overview of common hand conditions and treatments:... (more...)
In an Editorial, to be published in the international journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage,
published by Elsevier, a panel of arthritis research experts has
recommended that coxibs and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) must remain a significant part of the tool kit used in
treating osteoarthritis (OA).. (more...)
2 New Arthritis Clinical Trials now recruiting:
» Featured Content:
Highlighted Articles from Joint-Pain-Forum.com
As a result of the
numerous and ongoing risks associated with pharmaceutical pain relief
products, more and more people are seeking joint pain relief from
natural remedies and healthy alternatives.
Arthritis is actually a general term
that refers to more than 100 diseases that cause pain, stiffness and
swelling from the inflammation of a joint or the area around joints
|» Ask the Editor:|
This month we are able to respond to 2 of our readers questions.
Question #1 is from S. Attwater, United States...
mother has RA and has been put on the waiting list for a double hip
replacement. The wait is about one year long and she is suffering with
a lot of pain. Can you suggest anything for the pain?
Question #2 is from M. Ginger, New Zealand...
I find that cutting out
dairy helps reduce the frequency and severity of pain. Do dairy and
other foods play a role in Sjogren's syndrome?
your great questions. For this months answers we turn to Dr. Monique
Camerlain who has more than 30 years of experience in rheumatology. Dr.
Camerlain is the author of approximately 100 articles and some 200
Dr. Camerlains responses can be found here...
» From the Editors Desk:
- Be sure to check out our latest "10 Things You Gotta Know" article...10 Facts About Bone Health. Bone health is tightly tied to joint health, so this is a subject of significant relevance for arthritis sufferers.
- We continue to add excellent videos to our Video Archives section.
You'll find educational videos focusing on the various types of
arthritis, treatment options, case studies and much, much more. Be sure
to drop by and check them out HERE
- Our 2007 Joint Supplement Product Review
is finally completed and available for sale. If you're in the
market for a natural Joint Pain Supplement product you need to review
our study first.
- We are just putting the
finishing touches on a fantastic eBook series that we will be providing
to you for free on a monthly basis. This series
of eBooks will be every bit as comprehensive and valuable as
those you have gotten from us in the past and we are positive you'll
really enjoy them. Be on the lookout for the first one sometime in
the next couple of weeks.
|» This Months Healthful Recipe:|
Savoury Veggie Soup:
1 18.5- ounce can of vegetable soup
1 15-ounce can of black beans,drained
1 8-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes (or other diced tomatoes)
1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in medium sauce pan and simmer for a few minutes to blend flavors. Serve.
|» Monthly Humour & Healthy Thoughts:|
Just For Laughs :-)
"It's no longer a question of staying healthy.
It's a question of finding a sickness you like."
"I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward." John Mortimer
Positive Thoughts :-)
"You are not here
merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to
live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and
achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish
yourself if you forget that errand."
Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States
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