WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 -- They may temporarily ease pain, but new research suggests that steroid injections to arthritic hips may exacerbate bone trouble over the longer term.
These injections have long been used "for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes for various joint conditions," noted Dr. Crispin Ong, an orthopedic surgeon who was not involved with the study but reviewed the new findings.
MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 -- As early as middle age, many Americans have problems with dressing, grocery shopping and otherwise caring for themselves -- and for some, it leads to a progressive decline, a new study finds.
The study, of nearly 6,900 middle-aged adults, found that roughly 1 in 5 developed a "functional impairment" before age 65. That meant they had difficulty with routine self-care or daily tasks such as bathing themselves and making meals.