Rheumatoid ArthritisInfo Center

Savings From Slowing RA
Living with a chronic disease like rheumatoid arthritis can be expensive. Arthritis patients live years battling their painful condition with drugs and other treatments.
Different Drugs, Same Death Rates
When it comes to treating rheumatoid arthritis, there are a number of drugs that can be used. Each drug works differently and has different risks. Do these differences also mean different death rates?
FDA Approves Xeljanz for RA
When the standard drug treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is not working for a patient, it may be time to move on to another treatment. Now there is a new drug option for patients who need to make that switch.
Heavy and Smoking: An RA Double-Whammy
Both smoking and being overweight can take a huge toll on your body. Combine the two together and you might be in store for serious health problems, particularly arthritis.
What Steroids Say About Future RA
There are many different types of medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Among these are steroids and a class of drugs called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
Arthritis Patients Follow Natural Path
Drugs are one way to treat arthritis but they aren't the only way. Many arthritis patients choose to add natural therapies to their treatment plan.
RA Tied to Deep Vein Blood Clots
Inflammation is a key part of the body's healing process. However, it is also at the root of many health problems, including rheumatoid arthritis and heart and vein disorders.
Embracing the Brace
Knees are only meant to bend forward and backward. If a knee pops and locks up with major pain, something serious is going on there, and it's most likely an ACL injury.
RA Drug May Keep Death at Bay
If your rheumatoid arthritis is cramping your ability to do simple daily tasks, medications may help. One arthritis drug may even protect against death.
Lower Death Risk in Heavier RA Patients?
Both rheumatoid arthritis and obesity can contribute to heart problems. But when the two conditions are combined, the picture may get a little foggier.