Mayo Clinic News Network

News Resources

Search the site using the below form:

Results for "arthritis"

See results for pages, or members.

Search for keyword "arthritis" : Clear Search

Jen O'Hara (@jenohara) posted · Mon, Apr 27 6:00am · View  

Monday's Housecall

HousecallBanner1High Fiber Bowl of Cereal with Strawberries, Blueberries and AlmondsTHIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Healthy breakfast: Quick, flexible options
Short on time in the morning? You don't have to skip breakfast. These fast and healthy foods can help you start your day off right.

Cholesterol-lowering supplements: Lower your numbers without prescription medication
Diet and exercise are proven ways to reduce cholesterol. Should you take a cholesterol-lowering supplement, too?

EXPERT ANSWERS
Electronic cigarettes: A safe way to light up?
More and more teens are using electronic cigarettes. Makers say they're safe, but experts warn of health risks.

Apple cider vinegar for weight loss
Proponents tout apple cider vinegar as a weight-loss aid, but there's little proof that it works.

Click here to get a free e-subscription to the Housecall newsletter.

[...]

Click here to view the rest of the post

Login here to comment.

Joel Streed (@jstreed) posted · Fri, Apr 17 3:10pm · View  

Osteoarthritis and Weight: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Shreyasee Amin tells us about the association between osteoarthritis and being overweight.

To listen, click the link below.

Osteoarthritis and Weight

Login here to comment.

Joel Streed (@jstreed) posted · Mon, Apr 13 11:25am · View  

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cardiovascular Risk: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Eric Matteson on the increased cardiovascular risk for women with rheumatoid arthritis.

To listen, click the link below.

RA and CV Risk

Login here to comment.

Joel Streed (@jstreed) posted · Fri, Jan 2 10:30am · View  

Hand Arthritis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Shreyasee Amin addresses some of the risk factors for osteoarthritis in the hand.

To listen, click the link below.

Hand Arthritis

Login here to comment.

Joel Streed (@jstreed) posted · Fri, Dec 26 2014 · View  

CDC Arthritis Rate: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Shreyasee Amin comments on numbers out from the CDC on the rates of arthritis.

To listen, click the link below.

Arthritis Rates

Login here to comment.

Joel Streed (@jstreed) posted · Fri, Dec 12 2014 · View  

Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Smoking can have all kinds of negative effects on your body.  Did you know that includes rheumatoid arthritis?  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Eric Matteson explains why.

To listen, click the link below.

Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Login here to comment.

lizatorborg (@lizatorborg) posted · Mon, Nov 24 2014 · View  

Tuesday Q and A: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty may be best option for patient with torn rotator cuff and arthritis

illustration of shoulder anatomy rotator cuff tearDEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have severe arthritis in my shoulder. I recently found out my rotator cuff is also torn. I can’t lift my arm much anymore without a lot of pain. My doctor recommends reverse shoulder arthroplasty. What does this surgery involve? How successful is it for someone in my situation?illustration of shoulder arthroplasty

ANSWER: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty is surgery used to replace a damaged shoulder joint. The procedure differs from standard shoulder replacement surgery because it switches the shoulder’s normal ball-and-socket structure around to allow for more stability in the joint after surgery. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty is particularly useful for people like you who have a damaged rotator cuff along with shoulder arthritis. In such cases, this surgery often can effectively reduce pain and increase shoulder mobility. [...]

Click here to view the rest of the post

Login here to comment.

Sharon Theimer (@stheimer) posted · Mon, Nov 10 2014 · View  

Blood Test Could Prevent Medication Trial and Error for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

ds00020_im02689_r7_rheumatoidarthritisthuBoston — A molecule in the blood shows promise as a marker to predict whether individual rheumatoid arthritis patients are likely to benefit from biologic medications or other drugs should be tried, a Mayo Clinic-led study shows. The protein, analyzed in blood tests, may help avoid trial and error with medications, sparing patients treatment delays and unnecessary side effects and expense. The research is among several Mayo Clinic studies presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Boston.

Researchers tested blood samples taken before rheumatoid arthritis treatment was given. The patients then were treated with anti-inflammatory biologic drugs, tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors, a new class of medications used for rheumatoid arthritis. They found that a protein made by the immune system, type 1 interferon, appears to serve as a valid marker to tell whether individual rheumatoid arthritis patients will respond to biologics, or other medications should be tried.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sharon Theimer, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, Email: newsbureau@mayo.edu

Journalists: Sound bites of Dr. Niewold are available in the downloads below.

[...]

Click here to view the rest of the post

Login here to comment.

Load More