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Time to Put Another Exercise Excuse to Rest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Time to Put Another Exercise Excuse to Rest Exercise won’t make your stiff, aching feet feel worse Clearwater, Florida - Couch potatoes will have one fewer excuse not to hit the bike or the treadmill for exercise: research by a Clearwater not-for-profit that researches osteoarthritis indicates that exercise won’t make aching feet feel worse. A study by the Arthritis Research Institute of America concluded that a regular...

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Another Reason to Help Mom Around the House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Another Reason to Help Mom Around the House Older women have a higher risk of hand osteoarthritis Clearwater, Florida - Remember how Mom told you she worked her fingers to the bone for you? She was probably right. Research on women and hand osteoarthritis shows that stiff, aching hands are indeed more common in older women than in older men. A study of more than 3,000 men and women by the Arthritis Research Institute of America...

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Exercise: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Exercise: The Gift That Keeps on Giving Sticking with an exercise program increases relief from osteoarthritis pain Clearwater, Florida - Sticking with an exercise program is a good idea for cardiovascular health, but it’s also valuable as pain relief from osteoarthritis. A study of 109 adults older than 40 found that those who stuck with their exercise regimen reported a 7.8 percent decrease in their osteoarthritis pain...

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Bad News and (Bad Knees) for Ex-Jocks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bad News and (Bad Knees) for Ex-Jocks Clearwater, Florida - Men with knee injuries have nine times the risk of knee osteoarthritis. Weekend warriors and ex-jocks, beware! That knee you injured catching the game-winning touchdown or water-skiing at Cypress Gardens could come back to haunt you in later years. Serious knee injuries make older adults seven times more likely to develop osteoarthritis at that joint than adults who...

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Are Mom and Pop Responsible for Your Aching Knees?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Are Mom and Pop Responsible for Your Aching Knees? A collaboration between Clearwater researchers and a college in the UK could find the answer Clearwater, Florida - Clearwater’s Arthritis Research Institute of America (ARIA) is partnering with Kings College in London on a groundbreaking project to study osteoarthritis (OA), the “wear and tear” form of arthritis that affects 27 million Americans older than 50. ARIA’s...

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Use it, Lose it or Take a Pill for it

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Use it, Lose it or Take a Pill for it Adults taking arthritis pain medications more likely to give up on exercise Clearwater, Florida - Why huff and puff on a stationary bike or stumble out of bed to take a walk when you can take pain medication for the stiff, aching joints caused by osteoarthritis (OA)? Unfortunately, some adults with OA find it easier to stick with pain medications than with an exercise program to manage...

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