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People with gout, a type of inflammatory arthritis, are also at a higher risk to require knee or hip replacement down the road. That’s the case both before and following gout diagnosis, according to a population-based study published in the...
It’s known that children are more contagious than adults and that obesity plays a role in flu severity. New research, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, indicates obesity is also a factor in the length of time that flu...
In a recent study conducted by our research team, we were surprised to find that only one-third of people with high disease activity were offered adjustments to their treatment.
Many RA patients who take MTX want to know if they can help their fatigue by stopping the medication. To find out, we conducted a study involving 1,082 RA patients.
“Now that we have uncovered this connection, we hope that it opens a door for treatment options for people living with either disease.” - Dr. Firestein
A support group is a group of people with common concerns or experiences who provide advice, comfort and encouragement to one other. When it comes to health concerns, support groups are organized to assist people living with a chronic condition...
Poring over data from more than 123,000 people in two different studies, Harvard researchers identified five lifestyle practices — not smoking, maintaining a low body mass index (BMI), exercising regularly, drinking alcohol in moderation, and eating well — that can...
Summing up a talk about the placebo effect in osteoarthritis by renowned rheumatologist Joel Block, of Rush University, at an American College of Rheumatology symposium in Chicago, John Gever, managing editor of MedPage Today, paraphrased: “So what?” “The placebo effect...
Lupus afflicts women nine times as often as it does men. Researchers ask why.
Gout is a painful chronic condition that can seriously affect a person’s quality of life. There are affordable & highly effective treatments to manage gout.