Arthritis and Gout

survive a broken hip

A broken hip is a complete or partial break in the proximal end of the femur (also called thighbone), near the hip joint. About 300,000 Americans are hospitalized for a broken hip every year.

Hip fracture

Is hip replacement (arthroplasty) the most cost-effective and beneficial treatment for hip fractures? It depends.

exercise and weight loss osteoarthritis

Given the recent anxiety about using pain-killing drugs, osteoarthritis sufferers are looking for other ways to get some relief. Exercise and weight loss are known to be helpful in treating the condition, and combining both treatments is even better than either alone . . .

Knee arthroscopy

A lot of people with osteoarthritis of the knee joint undergo an operative procedure called arthroscopy, with or without scraping away of rough and loose tissue in the joint cavity (called debridement). Now the usefulness of this procedure has been called into question.

Harmful Effects of Chewing Tobacco and Ways to Quit

Stop Chewing Tobacco
No matter how particular you like to stay in matters of your health and safety, with time…

Water Kefir: Benefits and How-To

water kefir
Water kefir, also known as Japanese water crystals, sugar kefir grains or tibicos, is a…

8 Glasses of Water Daily? Where Did That Number Come From?

how many water is in a day
Babies are wet. Yes, they are soaked in water. A recent NPR blog, post talks about how…

Yoga For High Blood Pressure

yoga and blood pressure
High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is often referred to as a silent killer,…