TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 -- The link between exercise and good health is a strong one. Still, many people -- particularly older adults -- find it difficult to take part in formal exercises, and become less physically active over time.
But scientists are discovering that if you keep moving, you can enjoy health benefits throughout your life, especially later on.
TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 -- While arthritis is typically thought of as an older person's disease, more than 300,000 American children have chronic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), an expert says.
Unlike age-related arthritis caused by cartilage and bone wear and tear, JIA has more to do with joint inflammation, but it's not clear what triggers this inflammation, said Dr. Barbara Ostrov, a pediatric and adult rheumatologist at Penn State Health in Hershey, Pa.
MONDAY, Sept. 11, 2017 -- There are significant ethnic and racial disparities in the rates of lupus in the United States, two new studies report.
Researchers reviewed registries of people living in San Francisco and New York City with the autoimmune disease. They found that the prevalence of lupus was higher in San Francisco than in Manhattan -- 85 people versus 62 people per every 100,000.
THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 -- How well you cope with knee arthritis depends a lot on your mental outlook, a new study suggests.
Despite often-debilitating pain, people who remain confident in their ability to move about end up more active than their less confident peers, researchers found. Studies have shown that physical activity may be one of the best ways to reduce and manage symptoms of osteoarthritis.