Rheumatoid Arthritis News

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5/10/2012
Strides Made in Diagnosing, Treating Lupus

New therapies are being developed for people with the autoimmune illness, experts say

5/4/2012
Rising Obesity Rates Might Mean More Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers suggest weight gain precedes the painful condition

4/30/2012
Anxiety, Depression Often Go Hand-in-Hand With Arthritis

Mental health screening, treatment could improve quality of life for these patients, report suggests

4/9/2012
Gastro Woes Often Strike Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Complications can include ulcers, bleeding, study finds

4/5/2012
Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Early and Aggressively: Guidelines

Intensive treatment from outset can help preserve quality of life, rheumatologists' group says

3/28/2012
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Quit Statins May Face Raised Death Risk

Cardiovascular disease very common among these patients, experts note

3/9/2012
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Disorder

Atrial fibrillation is a common problem that increases the risk of stroke

2/16/2012
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Fertility Woes, Miscarriage

Some women with these autoimmune disorders avoided pregnancy, study found

2/13/2012
Higher Cancer Rate Seen in Children With Juvenile Arthritis

Researchers say fourfold increase might not be linked to treatment drugs

1/26/2012
Too Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Inactive, Study Finds

Experts say exercise helps keep joints flexible, maintains function

1/17/2012
More Known About Proteins That Cause Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers say 'autoantibodies' can cause lupus, diabetes, arthritis

12/20/2011
Mindfulness Training May Help Arthritis Patients Cope

Small study found those who used it were less tired, stressed

12/8/2011
Early Ovary Removal May Raise Arthritis, Osteoporosis Risk

Study showed nearly half of women under 45 who had procedure developed one or the other condition

11/28/2011
Autoimmune Woes May Raise Risk for Lung Clots

Risks climbed for patients hospitalized for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's, study found

11/22/2011
Health Tip: Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Damage Joints

Here are some typical symptoms to watch for

11/18/2011
Does Psoriasis Thwart the Benefits of 'Good' Cholesterol?

Chronic skin condition may be associated with changes in HDL composition, researchers say

11/7/2011
Studies Suggest Link Between Smog, Joint Disease

More rheumatoid arthritis in those exposed to certain air pollutants, researchers say

9/28/2011
TNF Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Skin Cancer Risk

But review also finds the drugs don't heighten risks for other cancers

8/25/2011
Realistic Activity Goals Seem to Ease Arthritis Pain, Study Finds

Belief in ability to do exercise, and following through, can improve life for rheumatoid arthritis patients

8/17/2011
Inflammation From Rheumatoid Arthritis Tied to Heart Disease

But treating both inflammation, factors contributing to heart disease can lower risk, study shows

6/21/2011
Some Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis May Cut Diabetes Risk

Researchers suspect certain medications lower inflammation, insulin resistance

5/30/2011
5/27/2011
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Double Risk of COPD

Link between the autoimmune disease and lung disorder revealed in new study

5/6/2011
Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Both inflammatory diseases up odds of developing atrial fibrillation, which is tied to stroke, study suggests

4/28/2011
Study Highlights Arthritis' Toll on Quality of Life

People with the painful condition are less active and suffer more 'unhealthy days' each month

4/22/2011
4/12/2011
Clues to Why Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Humira Fails Some Patients

Nearly a third develop an immune reaction to the drug that thwarts its effectiveness, study finds

4/1/2011
Exercise Is Key for People With Arthritis: Expert

Too much sitting around can worsen the condition

3/21/2011
Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease

Experts were surprised by the findings, and say more research is needed

3/15/2011
Doctors Need to Improve Guidance on Arthritis: Study

Only one of three goals set a decade ago to help patients manage the disease has been met, CDC finds

2/1/2011
Too Few Get Needed Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs: Study

Medications that slow disease's progression aren't prescribed enough, researchers say

1/28/2011
Depression in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Linked to Social Status

Race, income, education affect degree of suffering, study finds

1/10/2011
Immune Disorders May Raise Blood Clot Risk in Hospitalized Patients

Those with conditions such as lupus appear more vulnerable, study suggests

12/23/2010
Doctor Shortage Adds to Pain of Juvenile Arthritis

Specialists can be hard to find, but new treatment method has shown success, experts say

12/23/2010
Lifetime of Arthritis Has Not Held Back Teen

College student diagnosed at age 3 has tried gymnastics, pole vaulting and more

12/23/2010
Health Tip: Why Do My Joints Hurt?

Here are possible causes

12/17/2010
Patient Literacy Problems Can Hinder Rheumatoid Arthritis Care

Survey found many unfamiliar with common medical terms related to their disease

12/9/2010
Study Suggests Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Odds for those with the illness rises 60 percent higher than for those without it, Swedish researchers say

11/30/2010
Better Outcomes Seen With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

Delay of 12 weeks or more after onset of symptoms linked to more joint destruction, study finds

11/29/2010
Heavy Smoking May Double Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Blacks

Those who also have a genetic risk factor have 4 times the risk for joint disease, study finds

11/24/2010
Tai Chi May Provide Arthritis Relief

Stiffness, fatigue, balance and well-being improved after two months, study finds

11/8/2010
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Raise Risk of Blood Vessel Plaque

Certain medications seem to lessen or increase buildup, suggests study

10/29/2010
Good Marriages May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

But troubled unions don't provide same benefits, study finds

9/30/2010
Gum Disease More Common in U.S. Than Previously Thought

Earlier reports may have underestimated by as much as 50%, experts say

9/22/2010
Novel Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Early Promise

Trial patients given oral medication showed improvement in six months; experts caution more testing needed

9/21/2010
Study IDs Risk Factors for Blood Clots After Hip Surgery

Presence of other diseases may play role, but not age or gender, researchers find

9/8/2010
Statins May Guard Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study showed only an association between the two, expert notes

8/12/2010
Women Experience More Chronic Pain Than Men, Research Finds

Also more likely to have multiple painful conditions at the same time, expert says

7/28/2010
Could Drinking Help Thwart Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Early study suggests it might, but that's no reason to imbibe heavily, experts say

7/6/2010
Vaccines Don't Appear to Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Findings challenge common myth about the illness, researchers say