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Poor sleep can lead to depression, diabetes, dementia, hypertension, and increased pain levels. All of which can lead to poorer sleep in a highly negative spiral. Poor sleep is frequently seen in older people, although “If you are a healthy older person, your sleep should remain stable after 50-60,”...

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Osteoarthritis, the 5th-leading cause of disability in the US, may have met its match. Paroxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly used to treat depression and a potent inhibitor of the enzyme G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2). Patients with either osteoarthritis (OA) or...

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Do antidepressants offer pain relief for osteoarthritis and back pain? Researchers published findings in the British Medical Journal, describing their systematic review and meta-analysis of 33 trials with 5318 participants, given either serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) or...

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The Journal of Rheumatology reports a concerning increase in hospitalizations for opioid use disorder (OUD) in patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Comparing data from 1998-2000 vs 2015-2016, OUD hospitalization rates for gout, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and low back...

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive disease and the earlier it’s diagnosed the better. In an effort to better manage OA, top experts are targeting improved diagnostic abilities, the monitoring of disease progression, and examining all options for treatment. Rheumatologists are looking at the...

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Over 100 million people in the world currently suffer from osteoarthritis, and that number is sure to go up as people get old, and weigh more. As reported in Scientific Reports, injections of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) into rodents’ knees appears to reverse the progression of osteoarthritis damage...

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According to the CDC, osteoarthritis (OA) affects over 32.5 million US adults. Patients with this chronic pain condition are often prescribed opioids, but with what efficacy? A recent study of patients with knee and/or hip OA examined the differences between strong and weak or intermediate opioids...

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From the Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders & Control:

Abstract: Diabetes mellitus comprises of metabolic diseases that are characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose or hyperglycaemia, which is a result of insulin deficiency, insulin resistance or both. Marked hyperglycaemia causes...

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Newswise — At age 33, Nick Clement’s knee pain had gotten so bad, he was seriously considering knee replacement surgery. But given his young age, he was concerned about how long a knee replacement would last.

He wanted to wait as long as possible, but four years of college soccer, a bad knee...

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Newswise — Hackensack University Medical Center recently performed the first total knee replacement surgery in the nation utilizing the TSolution One® Total Knee Application by THINK Surgical, Inc. after the groundbreaking technology received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in...

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