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AARP applauds the FDA’s approval of the first biosimilar prescription drug product in the U.S. It is a welcome step toward a workable approval process that will provide consumers with much-needed access to safe, effective biosimilar drugs, as envisioned by the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act in the Affordable Care Act.
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Diabetes, Alzheimer's, arthritis and heart disease top the list for the most new drugs in development to treat the common chronic diseases of older Americans, according to a new drug- industry report.
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Walking is the best, easiest way to avoid or reduce the pain of arthritic knees, but up to now no one seemed to agree on just how much walking was needed to get the most benefit. Now a new study suggests it's less than we thought.
Jackie Kennedy, 1962, India
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The Sun Is Setting on the Humble Doorknob. That's the Vancouver Sun headline describing the city's new building code, which will soon outlaw twisty doorknobs  - and traditional faucet handles, too - in new construction. The paper takes the positive view that, far from being banished, doorknobs are being "legislatively upgraded to levers more conducive to the arthritic, gnarled or weakened hands we earn with age."
Hands
Have you ever thought about how many times you use your hands in a day? Perhaps you've pondered which fingers you could do without if you had to get rid of a couple? Maybe you've thought about how quickly your body sends signals back and forth so that you can type a blog post, tie your shoe or lift your fork? It's actually pretty fascinating when you stop and think about it!
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My grandma swore by her arthritic knee. When it throbbed, she said it meant the weather was about to change. My husband, on the other hand, maintains he can predict rain because the incoming weather front gives him a headache.
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Buying dietary supplements online is easy and popular, but using Reumofan, a Mexican product marketed online to relieve arthritis and joint pain, can cause dangerous side effects, including liver injury, internal bleeding, stroke and death, the government warns.
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I love to run. I run to clear my head, burn calories, strengthen my lower body . . . and it just feels good.
Meet Eddie, a 15-year-old sea otter at the Oregon Zoo. At 15 he's considered a geriatric in otter years, but he isn't letting his age - and his arthritis - get in the way of having lots of fun, as you can easily see from watching him shoot hoops in his aquatic basketball court.
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