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New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis July 20, 2016

Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease

Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study July 12, 2016

Treatment worked some for patients who weren't responding to drugs

Long Work Hours May Hurt Your Health June 21, 2016

At the job more than 60 hours a week had most damaging effects on women's well-being, study finds

Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade April 06, 2016

For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis

Study: Smoking Hikes Chances of Early Death for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients April 04, 2016

But risk declines after quitting, researchers find

Experimental Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis Shows Promise March 31, 2016

Baricitinib helped patients who failed other treatments, researchers find

Heart Disease Deaths Drop for Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study November 09, 2015

These patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease

Studies Explore Link Between Diet, Rheumatoid Arthritis November 09, 2015

Healthy eating might help prevent debilitating joint disorder, researchers say

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study November 03, 2015

Heart, respiratory problems were main contributors to early death, researchers found

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis? August 28, 2015

Only association was seen, and older women shouldn't take the pill to treat symptoms, experts say

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients July 30, 2015

Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis? July 20, 2015

Odds are low, but study points to another downside of overuse

Study Shows Arthritis' Toll on Work, Social Life June 04, 2015

Joint disease plus other chronic health conditions may keep up to one-third affected out of workplace

Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment April 28, 2015

New research reveals clues to disease severity, potential outcomes

Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually April 21, 2015

Out-of-pocket expenses keep many Medicare patients from taking needed drugs, study suggests

'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study March 19, 2015

Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus

Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study February 20, 2015

Similarities may make diagnosis of chikungunya more difficult, researchers say

Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis February 05, 2015

Gut, urinary tract and genital conditions may offer some protection, study suggests

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief November 26, 2014

Study finds overweight people are less likely to have remission

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births November 13, 2014

Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some November 05, 2014

Study found many patients with early stage disease stayed in remission with less medication

Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis September 12, 2014

About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds

Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Skip Meds: Study September 03, 2014

This could lead to worsening of symptoms, researchers say

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report August 19, 2014

Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug June 20, 2014

Finding points to possible treatment for condition called alopecia universalis

Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk? May 07, 2014

Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys April 11, 2014

Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases March 26, 2014

But, standard needle aspiration testing usually effective, study authors report

Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery March 13, 2014

Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis January 30, 2014

Study found that surgery to relieve pain and stiffness held up for a decade

Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis January 07, 2014

Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life December 03, 2013

Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades

Arthritis Drug Could Benefit Some Kidney Disease Patients November 08, 2013

Orencia may help treat a form of kidney disease that often leads to organ failure, study suggests

10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC November 07, 2013

Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

Certain Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Hearts, Studies Find October 28, 2013

Biologic drugs such as Enbrel, Humira may lower rate of heart attack, researchers say

Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Early May Cut Damaging Effects October 28, 2013

Study suggests that delaying treatment leads to more joint inflammation, disability down the road

Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family September 21, 2013

Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say

Eating Fish May Be Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study August 13, 2013

Salmon, mackerel contain inflammation-fighting omega-3

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Potential for Blood Clots, Study Suggests August 08, 2013

Researchers find tripled risk of leg blood clots, doubled odds of lung clots

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Have Same Impact on Time Lost at Work: Study July 01, 2013

Patients gained no more benefit from higher-priced biologic drug Remicade vs. cheaper medications

Knee Replacement Often Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study June 21, 2013

Patients did as well as those with osteoarthritis, but same did not hold true for hip replacement

Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Study June 18, 2013

Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment May Not Work As Well for Heavier Patients June 18, 2013

Although more medication taken by obese patients in study, remission was less likely

Many Stop Taking Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Too Soon: Study June 14, 2013

Greatest benefit seen within first 2 years of treatment, but half quit earlier

Will New Gout Findings Get a Toehold? June 12, 2013

Flare-ups most likely if condition starts in joints such as knee or elbow, researchers say

Standard Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer: Study June 12, 2013

Biologic drug Enbrel wasn't better for patients who didn't respond to methotrexate alone

Women Who Smoke May Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis April 26, 2013

Swedish study found how much and how long they smoked made a difference

Low Testosterone Linked to Later Arthritis in Study April 04, 2013

Hormonal changes could influence disease severity, researchers say

Certain Lifestyle Factors Linked to Arthritis in Study Patients March 25, 2013

Screening for smoking, obesity and diabetes may help identify those at greater risk for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Costly March 15, 2013

Study looked at direct health care spending, worker productivity