Weakened Knees a Big Cause of Falls for Older People: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study supports what many American seniors may already know: that knee "instability" boosts their odds for a dangerous fall.

New Drug for Severe Form of Arthritis Shows Promise in Trial

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug recently approved for the skin condition psoriasis may also help people with a debilitating form of arthritis that attacks the spine, a new clinical trial finds.

X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- X-rays don't detect hip arthritis in many patients, resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment, researchers report.

MRI Can Spot Early Signs of Knee Arthritis: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- MRIs can spot the warning signs of knee osteoarthritis in people who have normal X-rays, researchers report.

Weight Loss May Spare Knee Cartilage, Study Finds

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a large amount of weight slows the loss of knee cartilage in obese people, a new study shows.

Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Hand Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Hand arthritis symptoms may be mild at first, but they can become more severe and make it difficult to grasp ordinary objects.

Knee Arthritis: Steroid Shots May Not Help Long-Term, Ozone Injections Promising

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of aging Americans are plagued by arthritic knees, and two new studies offer insight into what might -- or might not -- help curb the condition.

Studies Explore Link Between Diet, Rheumatoid Arthritis

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your diet may influence your chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis, two new studies suggest.

Heart Disease Deaths Drop for Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease-related deaths among Americans with rheumatoid arthritis are on the decline, according to a new study.

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis may raise the risk of early death by as much as 40 percent, with heart and respiratory problems the most common contributors to a shortened life span, a new study suggests.