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Engaging in physical activity can reduce pain and help to maintain mobility and independence for older adults with arthritis, but current exercise recommendations are often unachievable for this population. Now, however, a new study finds that exercising for just 45 minutes is enough to reap the benefits.Researchers say that 45 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week can benefit older adults with arthritis. First author Dorothy Dunlop, professor of rheumatology and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and colleagues report their findings in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. Arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints.

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He serves as team physician for the University of Wisconsin athletic department, where he provides coverage for football, ice hockey, soccer and wrestling teams. His research, which has been published in Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics and Journal of Biomechanics, focuses on outcomes data of various orthopedic treatments. Dr. Baer earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He went on to complete residency training at Charlottesville-based University of Virginia Health System and a sports medicine fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Here are five points: 1. Dr. Lux joined the practice's hip and knee service. 2. He also serves as an orthopedic surgery associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis. 3. His clinical interests lie in hip and knee arthritis surgery and total joint replacements in younger patients. 4. Prior to his current role, Dr. Lux served patients at a private practice in St. Louis for more than 26 years. 5. Dr. Lux completed his adult orthopedic reconstruction fellowship at DePaul Health Center in St.

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Here are six highlights: 1. XU faculty, staff and students will collaborate with TriHealth executives and clinicians to craft a plan for the fitness center. 2. TriHealth and XU hope to open the facility by fall 2019. 3. The organizations have not yet determined a project size or cost. 4. The fitness center will replace the O'Connor Sports Center, built in 1976. 5. The center will also house academic classrooms with a focus on health and wellness.

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Michael Goldberger, MD, a foot and ankle surgeon from Morristown, N.J.-based Tri-County Orthopedics, provided shoes and medical care to some of New Jersey's homeless. Miguel Pirela-Cruz, MD, and other team members of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso went on a mission trip to Guatemala to provide children with free hand surgery. Samer Attar, MD, shared a story about his volunteer work in Syria with NPR. Simon Lee, MD, Johnny Lin, MD, and Kamran Hamid, MD, ankle surgeons from Chicago's Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, along with a group of orthopedic residents, physician assistants and medical students went to Chicago's west side to provide shoes and medical care to the homeless.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based Integrated Endoscopy tappedDavid Bailie, MD, for its chief medical officer and chair of the advisory board. J. Andy Sullivan, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, will be honored at the 2017 Evening of Excellence, an annual gala sponsored by the Oklahoma City-based University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Alumni Association. San Francisco-based Clarify Health Solutions addedTom Barber, MD, as a strategic advisor. Harlan Selesnick, MD, repaired the torn labrum of Justise Winslow, a forward with the Miami Heat.

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Simon Görtz, MD, will head The CORE Institute and Banner Health's, both based in Phoenix, academic sports medicine program. Albuquerque, N.M.-based UNM Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation added Rebecca Dutton, MD, to its faculty. The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based United States Olympic Committee added three time paralympian and orthopedic surgeon Cheri Blauwet, MD, to its board of directors. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based Integrated Endoscopy tapped orthopedic surgeon David Bailie, MD, its chief medical officer and chair of the advisory board.

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Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is a known risk factor for diseases that gradually destroy the brain - such as late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Now, a new study links mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's to accelerated brain deterioration and mental decline associated with the disease.Researchers believe that the findings also highlight the importance of documenting concussion events and their associated symptoms. Researchers, from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) in Massachusetts, and colleagues report their findings - which show promise for detecting the effect of concussion on neurodegeneration - in the journal Brain.

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Lower back pain affects millions of people in the United States, and for some, the pain becomes chronic, preventing them from performing daily tasks. Could yoga help to treat this condition? A new review investigates. A new Cochrane review investigates the health benefits of yoga for non-specific chronic lower back pain. Lower back pain is a very common condition that can sometimes become disabling. Between 2004-2008, lower back pain accounted for 2.06 million visits to the Emergency Department in the U.S. While some people recover quickly from such an episode, for others, the discomfort can last up to 3 months or even longer.

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Researchers have discovered a protein that stimulates bone stem cells in mice with diabetes so that the animals heal better after a fracture. They suggest that this could lead to a new treatment to improve bone repair in people with diabetes.Bones of normal mice (top) form larger calluses during healing, which lead to stronger repair. However, bones of diabetic mice (bottom) have smaller calluses, which lead to more brittle healed bones. Image credit: Ruth Tevlin et al. The team, from Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, reports the findings in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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