Hip Replacements, Tai Chi, Metabolism Changes, and Gout

Two surgical techniques can be used for total hip replacement, and there is debate about which is superior. Tai chi, a low-impact, slow-motion exercise that combines gentle movements with meditation and deep breathing, has been found in some small studies to help people with arthritis. Studies have shown that people who lose weight often have difficulty maintaining the weight loss and may eventually regain most or all of the pounds lost. An analysis published in a journal found that newspapers often print misleading articles about gout.
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