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Measuring hyaluronan in joints and fluid that lubricates cartilage might enable doctors to diagnose osteoarthritis more accurately

Measuring hyaluronan in joints and fluid that lubricates cartilage might enable doctors to diagnose osteoarthritis more accurately

New imaging technology may serve as objective outcome measures for orthopedic conditions

New imaging technology may serve as objective outcome measures for orthopedic conditions

Secreted signaling protein called Wnt10b secret to new drugs for preventing or treating osteoporosis

Secreted signaling protein called Wnt10b secret to new drugs for preventing or treating osteoporosis

Physical traits, genetic test help with early diagnosis of aneurysm syndrome

Physical traits, genetic test help with early diagnosis of aneurysm syndrome

Trial of Etanercept for Wegners's disease shows no benefit against the autoimmune condition

Trial of Etanercept for Wegners's disease shows no benefit against the autoimmune condition

5000 year old system of medicine provides pain relief for people with osteoarthritis of the knee

5000 year old system of medicine provides pain relief for people with osteoarthritis of the knee

Herpes virus offers new hope in search for cure for cancer

Herpes virus offers new hope in search for cure for cancer

Spinal manipulation combined with exercise program offers effective treatment for back pain

Spinal manipulation combined with exercise program offers effective treatment for back pain

Survey shows need for conservative, drug-free options

Survey shows need for conservative, drug-free options

Chronic pain influenced by social background

Chronic pain influenced by social background

Pioneering study shows that age, gender, neuroticism have little or no part to play in the development of musculoskeletal disorders

Pioneering study shows that age, gender, neuroticism have little or no part to play in the development of musculoskeletal disorders

Vioxx linked with risk of cardiovascular disease

Vioxx linked with risk of cardiovascular disease

Obese patients have higher health care costs

Obese patients have higher health care costs

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Investigational drug for pulmonary hypertension may improve the quality of life for patients with scleroderma and lupus

Investigational drug for pulmonary hypertension may improve the quality of life for patients with scleroderma and lupus

Study underscores the relative safety of infliximab, when used properly

Study underscores the relative safety of infliximab, when used properly

Strontium ranelate may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis

Strontium ranelate may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis

People who suffer arthritis also suffer double the amount of medical costs

People who suffer arthritis also suffer double the amount of medical costs

COX-2 agents have influenced the way physicians prescribe rheumatology medication

COX-2 agents have influenced the way physicians prescribe rheumatology medication

Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears

Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears