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Care Coordination Is Critical For Those With Chronic Conditions Like Diabetes or Osteoarthritis by Stephen Schimpff, MD Posted Mon 10 Oct 2011 12:00am This is the fourth post in a series on care coordination; this time focusing on other examples of team-based care. Patients with diabetes not only have to deal with the diabetes itself and its management, such as insulin and drugs, but they have to deal with nutrition, weight and exercise. They need to cope with potential side effects of the dia ... Read on »
FDA Clears Cymbalta to Treat Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain by Medline Plus Posted Mon 08 Nov 2010 8:12am FDA clears Cymbalta to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain Indications include osteoarthritis, chronic lower back pain The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, including discomfort from osteoarthritis and chronic lower back pain. Cymbalta w ... Read on »
ACUPUNCTURE IMPROVES OSTEOARTHRI... by Rev. Dr. Richard B. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 2:13am ACUPUNCTURE IMPROVES OSTEOARTHRITIS CONDITIONS Acupuncture plus routine medical care can relieve knee and hip osteoarthritis pain and improve joint function within three months, a new study published in the November issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism indicates. The researchers, led by Claudia Witt of the University Medical Center in Berlin, des ... Read on »
FDA clears Cymbalta to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Fri 05 Nov 2010 12:00am The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain, including discomfort from osteoarthritis and chronic lower back pain. Cymbalta was first used to treat major depressive disorder in 2004. “Up to three quarters of the population experience chronic pain at some t ... Read on »
National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week - September 12 - 18, 2011 by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 12 Sep 2011 10:06pm Rest Ministries , the largest Christian organization that specifically serves the chronically ill, is the sponsor of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week , September 12 - 18, 2011. Lisa Copen, 41, began Rest Ministries in 1996 following a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. “I was looking for a way ... Read on »
Osteoarthritis Exercises by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:33pm San Francisco Chiropractor and Chronic Back Pain Doctor Comments: Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis (inflammation of a joint) that is caused by a breakdown of cartilage in the joints...including the joints of the spine.  Osteoarthritis is also know as degenerative joint disease, or DJD. DJD usually occurs in weight bearing joints like ... Read on »
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), Osteoarthritis, and Inflammation. Is Inflammation the missing link ? by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:35pm San Francisco Chiropractor convinced: Inflammation is the fuel that flames the fire when it comes to Disk Degeneration. There are mounds of evidence indicating chronic inflammation of the spinal joints and disks is a major contributor to the progression of Degenerative Disk Disease and Osteoarthritis of the spine and joints. Chronic inflamma ... Read on »
Osteoarthritis in Cats: A More Common Disease Than You Might Expect by FDA Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 9:06am The information on this page is provided for reference purposes only. It was current when produced, but is no longer maintained and may now be outdated. by Carmela Stamper, DVM, Communications Staff FDA Veterinarian Newsletter 2008 Volume XXIII, No II Thanks to the marvels of modern veterinary medicine, our pets a ... Read on »
ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE BENEFICI... by Rev. Dr. Richard B. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 1:07pm ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE BENEFICIAL IN TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis, causing more than seven million physician visits per year, second only to cardiovascular disease as the cause of adult chronic disability. Acupuncture integrated into allopathic h ... Read on »
Massage, spinal manipulation help manage chronic pain by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 15 Jan 2010 12:00am Published January 15th, 2010 in , , , , , , Massage, spinal manipulation and other hands-on approaches can safely and effectively help with pain management. The January 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic W ... Read on »