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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

Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis March 06, 2013

Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles March 05, 2013

But study finds that high doses of corticosteroids double the odds of developing painful skin disease

5 Rheumatology Procedures You Might Not Need March 05, 2013

Experts identify commonly ordered tests and treatments that are often expensive and unhelpful

Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study February 05, 2013

Women estimated to have more exposure to UV-B rays had decreased risk, researchers say

Certain Arthritis Patients Fare Worse After Joint Replacement: Study November 28, 2012

Compared to osteoarthritis, those with rheumatoid disease had higher risk of infection, dislocation

DNA May Explain Why Women Have More Rheumatoid Arthritis November 26, 2012

Finding might help lead to improved treatments for painful condition, researchers say

Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Plus Depression May Be Deadly November 12, 2012

Risk of mood-related mortality greater for men

Extra Pounds Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Women November 12, 2012

Those who were overweight or obese were more likely to develop the painful disease, analysis showed

Xeljanz Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis November 07, 2012

For people who can't take methotrexate

Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication November 02, 2012

This autoimmune disease appears to raise risk for preeclampsia

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to More Blood Clots October 02, 2012

But overall risk remains small, study finds

Health Tip: Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis September 19, 2012

Don't neglect exercise

Elevated Antibody Levels May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk September 07, 2012

Danish study followed people for nearly 30 years to see who developed condition

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Raise Cancer Risk: Study September 06, 2012

Large evidence review of 'biologics' included nearly 30,000 patients

Newer Psoriasis Drugs May Lower Heart Attack Risk for Patients August 20, 2012

TNF blockers, other older treatments seemed to cut risk compared to topical meds in study

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Have Higher Risk for Gum Disease August 09, 2012

Small study also found disease was more severe, but cause and effect not proven

New Pill Might Relieve Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis August 08, 2012

Studies suggest drug works but may have serious side effects

Study Compares Safety of 'Biologic' Meds for Rheumatoid Arthritis August 08, 2012

Humira, Enbrel and Remicade pose similar death risk, making choice a bit easier for patients, experts say

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