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Shots May Trump Pills for Knee Arthritis Pain
They're no magic bullet, but injections might trump some pills for knee arthritis pain relief.
Safety Tips for Outdoor Sun Fun
Some of the hottest months of the year are here, and people are spending time outside, enjoying the sunshine, producing vitamin D and soaking up the ultraviolet (UV) rays. Practicing sun safety can keep harmful sunburns and other risks away and keep the fun going.
Anti-Inflammatories Linked to Irregular Heartbeat
Among the most common medications taken for pain and inflammation are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. But could they have unintended consequences for the heart?
NSAIDs Not Linked to Miscarriage
When a pregnant woman experiences pain, fever or inflammation, it's important for her to know what medications she can safely take.
Ibuprofen and Bladder Cancer
Over-the-counter pain relievers including aspirin and ibuprofen may have an important role to play in lowering the risks of cancer. Researchers have found an association between long-term (10+ years) use of ibuprofen and lower bladder cancer risks. 
Protective Partners for Arthritis Drugs
Some drugs used to relieve the pain of arthritis can do damage to your digestive tract. This is why many arthritis patients take other medications to protect their digestive system.
Arthritis and Cancer Spread may be Linked
Inflammation is at the heart of so many conditions, including cancer. This is a well-established fact. A recent study shows that arthritis and breast cancer spread (metastasis) may also be linked.
Dimming the Flame of Pain: Arthritis and All That
Your joints may feel tight. Your hips might hurt so bad that you can barely walk. Your back may feel so weak that you cannot even sit up straight. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you might have arthritis.
Stress, Inflammation and Cancer
Cancer is a lot like a runaway train. In order for it to happen, not only did a lot of things go wrong, but the built-in safety mechanisms failed as well.
Follow Your Doctor's Prescription
People with kidney disease are told to steer clear of drugs like Motrin and Aleve. Nonetheless, it seems that kidney patients are not taking this advice to heart.