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Weekly exercise programs run by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City have been found to be beneficial for patients with osteoarthritis. A study shows that these low-cost programs which increased their physical activity also improved their balance, decreased their pain, and reduced the frequency of their falls. Because of these, the patients report that they have an improved quality of life as a result of joining the exercise programs. Osteoarthritis is the principal cause of physical disability in the United States. It is estimated that it affects more than 20% of the adult population, or about 50 […]

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Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain

Although the reliability of previous studies about the effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic pain has been questioned in the past, a new study shows that this form of complementary and alternative medicine may provide more pain relief for various conditions than conventional therapy. The recent meta-analysis demonstrates a statistically significant benefit of using acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain due to various causes when compared with both usual-care treatments and sham controls. The ancient art of acupuncture has been recognized to bring certain physiologic effects that can result in pain relief. However, the authors of the study believe that […]

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