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Category: Arthritis

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May 29, 2019

The Military’s Silent Threat: Arthritis and Its Debilitating Damage

Researchers are working with the VA to find ways to prevent and treat this leading cause of disability among veterans.

Arthritis, Veterans

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Leigh F. Callahan

May 28, 2014

UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center to lead Osteoarthritis Actio...

The UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center has been selected as the new home for the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA), the Arthritis Foundation announced on May 28.

Arthritis, Research

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August 29, 2013

Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarth...

Adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to two and a half hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period, a new study finds.

Arthritis, Fitness, Research, Wellness

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Joanne Jordan

August 8, 2013

$5.6 million NIH grant funds new UNC osteoarthritis research center

Arthritis affects 50 million people in the United States, with more than 27 million of those suffering the disabling pain of OA, a form of arthritis that causes joint swelling and degeneration.

Arthritis, Grants, Research

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The study was done under the direction of Dr. Joanne Jordan.

May 13, 2013

Study finds genetic risk factor for knee osteoarthritis

Individuals with knee osteoarthritis who had variations in a gene for an anti-inflammatory chemical were twice as likely to progress to severe osteoarthritis as those without the genetic variations.

Arthritis, Genetics, Orthopedics, Research, Studies

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October 24, 2011

UNC osteoarthritis study celebrates 20th year, receives $3.25 milli...

News of the renewal funding arrived as the UNC researchers who run the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project are preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Smithfield, N.C.

Arthritis, Grants, Studies

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Amanda Nelson

October 21, 2011

More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large...

African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Pain, Social Justice

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November 8, 2010

Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, we...

In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.

Arthritis, Pain, Research, Studies, Wellness

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