WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The knee develops differently in men and women, with sex-specific distinctions in the joint appearing as early as childhood, a new study finds. Taking these differences into account among girls could help prevent knee arthritis for women later in life, researchers say. Gender-basedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Brent Ruch, a collegiate basketball center, opted to have his left knee replaced at age 35 after struggling with pain for years. “Walking with a limp and living with a consistent aching pain was physically and emotionally difficult.  I didn’t want to live likeContinue Reading

FRIDAY, June 14, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Spinal cord injuries can cause the body to go haywire, with misfiring nerves causing dangerous “fight-or-flight” responses. This makes typical and normally harmless problems like having a full bladder prompt life-threatening complications like heart attack, stroke and severe infections like pneumonia. But researchersContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 20, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Blood pressure medications appear to more than double the risk of life-threatening bone fractures among nursing home residents, a new study warns. The increased risk stems from the drugs’ tendency to impair balance, particularly when patients stand up and temporarily experience low bloodContinue Reading