Most People with Rheumatoid Arthritis Have No Idea How High Their Heart Attack or Stroke Risk Actually Is
If you haven’t heard of ‘coban wrap,’ compression clothing, or an ‘SI band’ — listen up.
Here’s how to know when it’s time to invest in canes or other assistive device to manage arthritis pain.
Must arthritis mean the end to happy hour? The short answer: Probably not.
Clogged arteries from too-little sleep can raise your risk of stroke, peripheral artery disease, and other problems.
Heart failure was of particular concern.
Lupus Is Linked to Higher Odds of 16 Types of Cancer — But Here’s How Doctors Help Patients Manage This Risk
A new study’s findings sound alarming, but doctors don’t want patients to overly worry.
Think you shouldn’t exercise because it could make your arthritis symptoms worse? Most of the time, that’s just not the case.
There’s so much misunderstanding and confusion about vaccines, especially if you’re immune-compromised because of inflammatory arthritis. But this statistic is encouraging.
Arthritis and depression commonly occur together, but a critical conversation about mental health isn’t happening at doctor visits.
Some are available over the counter; some by prescription only. Here’s how your doctor thinks through which NSAID is best for your health needs.
Just because some kinds of NSAIDs are available over the counter doesn’t mean they don’t have important side effects to be aware of.
Rates of prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients use should be similar across the country. But it’s not, according to a recent study.
When it comes to whether eating fish can reduce the risk of arthritis, there’s some conflict among different studies.
You’re not alone if you have a lot of questions about the ketogenic (keto) diet — it was the most Googled diet of 2018. But can eating a keto diet help control the symptoms of gout, as some recent headlines...
These knee-friendly exercises can help you feel better.
This doctor-patient relationship has a huge impact on your well-being. Make sure it’s a good one.
“It’s hard to plan for my life when no one will tell me the hard truth.”
Quit these habits and you’ll be a lot healthier — and happier.
Trying-to-conceive and expectant moms should read this.
#HolidaysAreHard with Chronic Illness, So Here Are 31 Stress-Relieving Tips to Get You Through December
You want it to be the most wonderful time of the year, but fatigue. And pain. And brain fog. These stress-soothing tips can help you have a healthier and happier holiday season in spite of chronic illness.
You expect your child to complain of aches and pains when they have a cold or the flu, or even after a particularly active day. But what if there’s no obvious cause for their pain? In many cases, these symptoms...
If you’re an arthritis patient like me, you probably want to see more effective treatments, at lower costs, with fewer side effects. And you might like a way to prevent your loved ones from having to deal with serious rheumatological…
Fertility and Pregnancy Can Be Complicated and Confusing for People with Rheumatic Diseases — New Reproductive Health Guidelines Will Help
At its recent annual meeting in Chicago, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) presented a draft of the first evidence-based guidelines designed to help rheumatologists and obstetrician/gynecologists (ob-gyns) advise patients with rheumatic disease about their reproductive choices. Although the guidelines...
Psoriatic Arthritis Patients May Do as Well with an Anti-TNF Drug Alone Instead of with Methotrexate
People with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are often prescribed methotrexate, an anti-TNF drug like etanercept (Enbrel), or a combination of both. Which option is most effective?