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Gout may be associated with greater risk of severe knee osteoarthritis, which in turn requires total knee replacement surgery.
New research demonstrates that twins of lupus patients are at an increased risk of also contracting lupus or another autoimmune disease.
Fibromyalgia, a disorder that affects and amplifies the ways the brain feels pain, can “mask” underlying spondyloarthritis.
Just two decades ago, hospital waiting rooms were packed with patients sitting in wheelchairs suffering, debilitated, from the pains of rheumatoid arthritis.
Three chronic illness patients have formed a group to help Hurricane Harvey victims get the medical supplies they need.
Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients have received suboptimal screenings and treatment for osteoporosis despite having a higher risk for that disease.
Men who work in bricklaying, concrete, material handling, and electronics, and women who are nursing assistants and attendants may be at higher risk for rheumatoid arthritis, per a recent study in Arthritis Care & Research.
T’ai chi practice may reduce the rate of falls and injury-related falls over the short term (less than 12 months).
“This is particularly notable, since the cohort consisted of the harder-to-treat patients, meaning those with long-standing disease with prior use of other biologic agents,” Dr. Harrold says.
Boehringer Ingelheim announced it had enrolled the first patient in a study intended to demonstrate that a biosimilar is interchangeable with Humira (adalimumab) for treating patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.
In tests, seven out of 10 patients who took the newly-approved drug experienced improvements in their skin of at least 90 percent, and 80 percent saw cleared or almost cleared skin.
Eating more fish — rather than fish oil supplements — might be associated with lower rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association questions the impact energy drinks have on users’ hearts when compared to other drinks with similar amounts of caffeine.
New research discourages thinking of individual foods in isolation and indicates that a diet combining the healthy foods can be more protective against RA than the sum of its parts.
Amid political arguments on both sides of the aisle, three recent studies draw upon data, rather than ideology, to suggest a tie between lack of coverage and negative health results.
Socialized medicine, a term which appears to be on the rise of late in Google searches, has been garnering headlines. Learn the difference between socialized medicine and universal healthcare.
Two policy experts weigh in on the Senate health bill, taking opposing views, in a video for MedPage Today.
Copayment Assistance programs, such as copay cards or “discount cards”, are offered by drug manufacturers (the companies that make your drugs) to lower the high costs charged by insurance companies for non-preferred drugs.
The CreakyJoints Patient Charter can help you be proactive and get the most out of your doctor appointments.
Rheumatologists and orthopedists created new guidelines with recommendations for the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic therapy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing Simponi, an intravenous TNF-inhibitor, for psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis patients.
Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who took romosozumab for a year experienced “rapid and large reductions" in risk of fracturing vertebrae.
EULAR report highlights the importance of early intervention in the treatment of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.