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Computer Use Problems Common in Arthritis Patients

2009-05-11 13:29

Nancy Baker, Sc.D., of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues report more than 75% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), or fibromyalgia report problems with discomfort when using a computer. The report was published in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

Arthritis patients often choose less physically demanding jobs, such as administrative or clerical positions. These days those jobs are very likely to involve computer time.

Aging Population Faces High Rates Of Arthritis

2009-05-07 12:37

When asked if they are disabled, more Americans who say yes report ‘arthritis or rheumatism’ as the most common culprit. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that, by the year 2030, the number of disabled Americans will skyrocket 40 percent, affecting more than 67 million people.

FDA Approves New Drug For Immune-Related Arthritis Treatment

2009-04-27 07:24

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Simponi (golimumab), a monthly treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis, active psoriatic arthritis, and active ankylosing spondylitis.

All three conditions are chronic disorders in which the immune system attacks multiple joints, causing stiffness, pain, and restricted motion.

Assessing Surgical Procedure For Regenerating Cartilage In Damaged Knee Joints

2009-04-15 06:21

Rush University Medical Center is testing a new procedure for regenerating damaged articular cartilage in the knee joint to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis. Rush is the only center in Illinois participating in the CAIS Phase III clinical trial.

Exposure To Traffic Pollution Leads To Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

2009-04-03 11:50

Using data from the Nurses’ Health Study, researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and colleagues found that exposure to traffic pollution may increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These findings appear in an advanced online publication of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Fear Of Arthritis Pain May Keep Heart Disease Patients Inactive

2009-03-27 08:30

A new nationwide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study shows that 56.6 percent of Kansas adults with heart disease also have arthritis, a painful condition that may be a barrier to physical activity—an essential strategy for people trying to manage and control their heart disease.

Arthritis Pain Keeps Utahns With Heart Disease Inactive

2009-03-18 11:46

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study shows that 55 percent of Utah adults with heart disease also have arthritis, a painful condition that may be a barrier to physical activity—an essential strategy for people trying to manage and control their heart disease.

Arthritis Pain May Keep People With Heart Disease Physically Inactive

2009-03-02 13:37

Arthritis may create an additional barrier to using physical activity to help people manage their heart disease, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Adults with both heart disease and arthritis are significantly more likely to be physically inactive than those with heart disease alone, the study said.

The study in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), found that arthritis is common among those having heart disease. Approximately 57 percent of adults with heart disease have arthritis.

Arthritis Hinders Physical Activity In Heart Disease Adults

2009-02-26 15:09

Arthritis affects more than half of adults with heart disease and appears to be a substantial barrier to utilizing physical activity to help manage their condition, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to the Arthritis Foundation, the study underscores the importance of physical activity in effective management for adults with both arthritis and heart disease.

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