Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show.

Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may hamper the effects of certain drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis in the lower back, a new study from Switzerland says.

Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with recent gut, urinary tract or genital infections may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, new research says.

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Managing shoulder arthritis is easier if your doctor diagnoses the condition correctly and early.

Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing -- but it's hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded.

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests.

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research.

Running Won't Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis, Study Says

SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular running doesn't seem to increase your chances of developing knee osteoarthritis, and it may even help prevent the disease, researchers report.