Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese and overweight people who have joint replacement surgeries are less likely to need blood transfusions and are no more likely to face complications than normal weight patients, a new analysis finds.

Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The slow, fluid movements of tai chi -- an ancient Chinese exercise -- appear to help older adults with chronic conditions improve their physical function, a new review suggests.

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oral contraceptives -- also known as birth control pills -- may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests.

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition.

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests.

Better Sleep May Mean Less Chronic Pain

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Improving sleep quality might help ease pain among those with osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Is Arthritis Affecting Your Hands?

(HealthDay News) -- Arthritis in the joints of the hands can be painful and make many daily tasks difficult.

Many More Women Than Men Living to 100

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men are less likely than women to reach 100, but those who do tend to be healthier than their female peers, a new study finds.

Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful, a new analysis suggests.