June 20, 2014: Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug
Finding points to possible treatment for condition called alopecia universalis

May 07, 2014: Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?
Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

April 11, 2014: Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys
Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

March 26, 2014: CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases
But, standard needle aspiration testing usually effective, study authors report

March 13, 2014: Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery
Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

January 30, 2014: Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study found that surgery to relieve pain and stiffness held up for a decade

January 07, 2014: Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing

December 03, 2013: Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life
Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades

November 08, 2013: Arthritis Drug Could Benefit Some Kidney Disease Patients
Orencia may help treat a form of kidney disease that often leads to organ failure, study suggests

November 07, 2013: 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC
Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

October 28, 2013: Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Hearts, Studies Find
Biologic drugs such as Enbrel, Humira may lower rate of heart attack, researchers say

October 28, 2013: Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Early May Cut Damaging Effects
Study suggests that delaying treatment leads to more joint inflammation, disability down the road

September 21, 2013: Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family
Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

August 13, 2013: Eating Fish May Be Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study
Salmon, mackerel contain inflammation-fighting omega-3

August 08, 2013: Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Potential for Blood Clots, Study Suggests
Researchers find tripled risk of leg blood clots, doubled odds of lung clots

July 01, 2013: Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Have Same Impact on Time Lost at Work: Study
Patients gained no more benefit from higher-priced biologic drug Remicade vs. cheaper medications

June 21, 2013: Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
Patients did as well as those with osteoarthritis, but same did not hold true for hip replacement

June 18, 2013: Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study
Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question

June 18, 2013: Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment May Not Work As Well for Heavier Patients
Although more medication taken by obese patients in study, remission was less likely

June 14, 2013: Many Stop Taking Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Too Soon: Study
Greatest benefit seen within first 2 years of treatment, but half quit earlier

June 12, 2013: Will New Gout Findings Get a Toehold?
Flare-ups most likely if condition starts in joints such as knee or elbow, researchers say

June 12, 2013: Standard Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer: Study
Biologic drug Enbrel wasn't better for patients who didn't respond to methotrexate alone

April 26, 2013: Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Swedish study found how much and how long they smoked made a difference

April 04, 2013: Low Testosterone Linked to Later Arthritis in Study
Hormonal changes could influence disease severity, researchers say

March 25, 2013: Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients
Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis

March 15, 2013: Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Costly
Study looked at direct health care spending, worker productivity

March 06, 2013: Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents

March 05, 2013: Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles
But study finds that high doses of corticosteroids double the odds of developing painful skin disease

March 05, 2013: 5 Rheumatology Procedures You Might Not Need
Experts identify commonly ordered tests and treatments that are often expensive and unhelpful

February 05, 2013: Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study
Women estimated to have more exposure to UV-B rays had decreased risk, researchers say

November 28, 2012: Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study
Compared to osteoarthritis, those with rheumatoid disease had higher risk of infection, dislocation

November 26, 2012: DNA May Explain Why Women Have More Rheumatoid Arthritis
Finding might help lead to improved treatments for painful condition, researchers say

November 12, 2012: Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Plus Depression May Be Deadly
Risk of mood-related mortality greater for men

November 12, 2012: Extra Pounds Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Women
Those who were overweight or obese were more likely to develop the painful disease, analysis showed

November 07, 2012: Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis
For people who can't take methotrexate

November 02, 2012: Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication
This autoimmune disease appears to raise risk for preeclampsia

October 02, 2012: Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to More Blood Clots
But overall risk remains small, study finds

September 19, 2012: Health Tip: Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Don't neglect exercise

September 07, 2012: Elevated Antibody Levels May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Danish study followed people for nearly 30 years to see who developed condition

September 06, 2012: Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study
Large evidence review of 'biologics' included nearly 30,000 patients

August 20, 2012: Newer Psoriasis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack Risk for Patients
TNF blockers, other older treatments seemed to cut risk compared to topical meds in study

August 09, 2012: Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Have Higher Risk for Gum Disease
Small study also found disease was more severe, but cause and effect not proven

August 08, 2012: New Pill Might Relieve Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
Studies suggest drug works but may have serious side effects

August 08, 2012: Study Compares Safety of 'Biologic' Meds for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Humira, Enbrel and Remicade pose similar death risk, making choice a bit easier for patients, experts say

July 11, 2012: Moderate Drinking May Cut Women's Odds for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study
More than 3 weekly glasses of beer, wine or liquor halved risk of the autoimmune disease

July 10, 2012: No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

July 03, 2012: Shingles Vaccine Safe for Those With Autoimmune Diseases: Study
Study allays fears that the shot might raise shingles risk in people with psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis

June 08, 2012: Menopausal Age May Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Severity
Study suggests possible hormonal link to autoimmune condition

June 06, 2012: Ultrasound May Detect Heart Disease Earlier in Arthritis Patients
Study suggests common diagnostic methods underestimate risk for those with rheumatoid arthritis

May 31, 2012: For Juvenile Arthritis, Pill May Work as Well as Needle
German study finds methotrexate given orally had similar effects as via injection