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Behind the Pain: Hidden Heart Problems
People with rheumatoid arthritis suffer from inflammation of the joints. That inflammation can spread to other organs, causing additional health problems. Atherosclerosis (hardened arteries) may be one of these problems.
The Molecule of Many Diseases
It is good news when researchers gain a little more knowledge about the development of one disease. It is even better news when that little bit of knowledge applies to a whole group of diseases.
In Need of Vitamin D
Sitting in the sun can help you get healthy doses of vitamin D. But it seems some people with a certain form of arthritis are not getting enough of the sun's rays.
The Pain that Seems Everlasting
There is the kind of pain that happens when you stub a toe or slice your finger cutting vegetables. Then there is chronic pain, an enduring pain that can last for weeks, months, or even years.
Curbing Your Kid's Pain
No one wants to waste time and money on a medication when there are better alternatives out there. So, what is the best drug for treating children with arthritis? A new report may have an answer.
RA Medicines May Increase Skin Cancer Risks
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) increases a person's risk for some types of cancer such as lymphoma and lowers the risk of other types such as colon and breast. Now, it seems medications for RA increase the risk for another kind of cancer.
Train That RA Pain Away
Exercise is essential for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is a safe and low-cost way to reduce pain, build muscle, and increase flexibility. If stiff joints are keeping you from seizing the day, it may be time to get on your feet and get moving.
Stopping Arthritis before It Starts
Young athletes can put their bodies through a lot of stress. Over time, the continuous stress can lead injuries and osteoarthritis. Instead of treating arthritis once it develops, why not stop the condition before it starts?
Broken Bones Don't Discriminate
What is true for one type of arthritis is not necessarily true for another type. For example, broken bones have been linked to rheumatoid arthritis for years but not to osteoarthritis. However, new research may change this.
Show Me the Sjogren's Syndrome
Venus Williams, one of the most exciting female athletes in recent history, was forced to pull out of the 2011 U.S. Tennis Open due to her recent diagnosis with its accompanying symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome. Her statement voiced her usual positive, appreciative attitude: "I enjoyed playing my first match here and wish I could continue, but right now I am unable to.” She added,“I am thankful I finally have a diagnosis and am now focused on getting better and returning to the court soon." Keep in mind Venus was the U.S. Open champion in 2000 and 2001, so her decision to pull out of ...