The strongest recommendation: get regular exercise.
Study suggests RA patients’ assessment of their own health, plus machine learning, might be a reliable substitute for traditional disease-activity measures.
New criteria from the American College of Rheumatology anticipated to increase the number of RA patients achieving remission.
Rheumatologists and patients talk about the emotional process of trial and error as well as advances underway for landing on the right RA treatment sooner.
Knowing what to discuss with your rheumatologist when deciding on a treatment for RA can help you work together to get to the right medication faster.
What kinds of conversations are patients having or wish they were having with their rheumatologist when it comes to choosing a treatment, switching medications, reducing flares, and reaching remission? A new CreakyJoints survey sheds some light on this topic.
Learn about new advances that could help provide hope for pinpointing the right RA treatment — without the drawn-out trial and error.
This go-to medication has become harder to access for some, making it a good time to re-evaluate your treatment plan.
The chronic illness community may be experiencing an unexpected side effect of abortion restrictions — issues accessing methotrexate.
Study demonstrates differences between physician- and patient-reported measures when determining treatment efficacy for rheumatoid arthritis.
The study findings highlight the importance of conversations between doctors and patients about treatment options for RA.
If you’re not in remission or low disease activity after taking a TNF biologic for rheumatoid arthritis, should you try a second one or switch to a different kind of medication? Research shows the jury is still out.
Rehabilitation utilization is particularly low among Black RA patients, which may play a role in higher rates of disability.
When it comes to RA patients deciding whether to switch or add rheumatoid arthritis medication, researchers say two key factors matter: trade-offs and peer experiences.
A new study found that rheumatoid arthritis patients with more diverse microorganisms living in their gut were more likely to have an improvement in their RA disease activity.
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who take even low doses of glucocorticoids are more likely to experience a vertebral fracture than those who aren’t using this medication.
Treating a rheumatic disease like rheumatoid arthritis can require a lot of trial and error, which makes treatment guidelines like those from the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) so important. The guidelines are rooted in the latest scientific research, but Shilpa Venkatachalam, PhD, MPH, Associate Director of Patient-Centered Research at the Global Healthy Living Foundation, reassures patients that their experiences play an important part too.
The American College of Rheumatology’s updated rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment guidelines emphasize treating newly diagnosed patients with methotrexate first, and managing using a “treat-to-target” approach to help patients reach treatment goals.
A new study evaluated whether following an anti-inflammatory diet might lower disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Though researchers found doing so may help RA patients with low disease activity level, the same could not be said for patients with high disease activity levels.
Do pharmacy inserts, drug ads, and internet chatter have you scratching your head, feeling overwhelmed, or flat-out panicking? Help is here.
Some women call the combination a nightmare. Here’s how to prepare for how menopause could affect your RA management.
Take a step in the right direction with these tips for finding the best shoes to wear if you have arthritis.
Having both RA and PTSD means more systemic inflammation.
You’ve likely heard that carrying around excess pounds can make rheumatoid arthritis (RA) worse, but how do you know if you’re too heavy? The usual shortcut to determining whether someone is overweight is to rely on body mass index (BMI),...
Experiencing pain or limited range of motion in your shoulder? Here’s what could be causing the problem.
This steroid is commonly prescribed to help with RA flares. Here’s what you need to know before you start it.
It’s normal to have questions (okay, a lot of questions) about taking methotrexate. Is it really a cancer drug? Can you drink alcohol? Get answers here.
In one study, 35 percent of people with RA had stopped working 10 years after their diagnosis.