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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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Exercises that increase balance and strength can decrease your risk of falling and injuring your back or breaking bones. Exercises such as tai chi and yoga—or any weight-bearing exercise that challenges your balance—are good ones to try. https://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Back_Pain/default.asp?WST.mc_id=social_niamsgplus#5
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African American men had an increased risk of progression of knee osteoarthritis over 4 years (as indicated by Xray), according to an Osteoarthritis Initiative study conducted at the University of Arizona. Most of the increased risk was due to known risk factors, such as obesity, family history, and previous injury or surgery. The study was published in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatology +Elsevier

Abstract: http://www.semarthritisrheumatism.com/article/S0049-0172(17)30226-3/fulltext. Access to the full paper requires a subscription.

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Aprende a mantener tus huesos sanos y fuertes ahora. ¡Asi podras tener una vejez activa y saludable! http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/espanol/Salud_hueso/bone_health_for_life_espanol.asp?WT.mc_id=social_niamsgplus
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People with #rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for osteoporosis for many reasons. Find out how you can manage your risk & keep your bones healthy: https://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/Conditions_Behaviors/osteoporosis_ra.asp?WT.mc_id=social_niamsgplus
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Tofacitinib, an FDA-approved drug for rheumatoid arthritis, shows potential as a treatment for chronic itch, according to a study of five patients at Washington University School of Medicine. The study was supported by NIAMS and several other @NIH.gov Institutes and Centers, and was published in the journal Cell. https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/potential-new-therapy-relieves-chronic-itch/
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Along with Healthy Aging Month, it's also Hispanic Heritage Month! NIAMS has info and resources in English and Spanish to help everyone maintain health as they get older. https://www.niams.nih.gov/outreach/generational/adults.asp?WT.mc_id=social_niamsgplus
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¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! Tenemos recursos en español para ayudarte a mantenerte saludable a medida que envejeces. . https://www.niams.nih.gov/outreach/generational/adults-espanol.asp?WT.mc_id=social_niamsgplus
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El lupus puede causar daño a varias partes del cuerpo, incluyendo los riñones. ¿Qué pueden hacer las personas que lo sufren para sentirse mejor?
https://www.niams.nih.gov/Portal_en_espanol/Informacion_de_salud/Lupus/default.asp?WT.mc_id=social_niamsgplus
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In #lupus, the immune system makes antibodies against the body’s healthy cells, causing inflammation and damaging tissues and organs. The kidneys can often be affected, leading to serious illness. What research progress is being made in this #autoimmune disease? https://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Lupus/default.asp?WT.mc_id=social_niamsgplus.
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The NIAMS Update comes out next Thursday, September 21. Sign up now to receive it in your email: www.niams.nih.gov/News_and_Events/enewsletters.asp?WT.mc_id=social_niamsgplus.
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