Today's Health News

Arthritis Patients Needing to Shelter in Place Require More Support

Survey finds many experiencing increased symptoms, less physical activity, emotional issues

Low Back Pain Also May Resolve in Some After Hip Replacement

Authors say careful evaluation of hip, back pain can help surgeons decide order of hip, spine intervention

More Than One in Four Seniors Reported Falling in Past Year

In 2018, 27.5 percent of older adults reported falling at least once; 10.2 percent reported injury from a fall

Fetal, Early-Life Exposures May Impact Young Adult Bone Health

Specifically, maternal smoking and breastfeeding tied to fracture risk in young adulthood

Multifactor Program Does Not Cut Serious Fall Injuries in Elderly

Rate of first adjudicated serious fall injury not reduced for intervention versus enhanced usual care

Physically Demanding Jobs May Raise Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis

Occupational lifting, kneeling, climbing, squatting, standing versus sedentary work linked to knee OA

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors

Though broadly used in U.S. hospitals, EHRs fail to detect up to one-third of medication errors

Dairy Does Not Protect Against Bone Loss During Menopause Transition

Similarly, no association seen between dairy food intake and risk for fractures

Upadacitinib Beats Methotrexate in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Significantly better clinical, radiographic, patient-reported outcomes seen with upadacitinib

Oral Corticosteroid Bursts Carry Risk for Severe Adverse Events

Highest rates of adverse events seen within first month after initiating short course of oral steroids