Arthritis in the News

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys

04/11/2014 - Study found patients may be more likely to develop renal disease

Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis in Women, Study Finds

04/07/2014 - Same effect was not seen in men, and high cheese intake was tied to poorer knee health

CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases

03/26/2014 - But, standard needle aspiration testing usually effective, study authors report

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Help Mild Knee Pain

03/18/2014 - Small, early study of obese patients found improvement similar to knee replacement

Knee Surgery May Put Kids at Higher Risk for Future Arthritis

03/15/2014 - Small study followed up on young people who underwent procedure to repair torn ligament

Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement Surgery

03/13/2014 - Study also found that type of anesthesia and patient's weight play a role in levels of discomfort

New Knees, Hips May Also Help the Heart

03/11/2014 - Joint replacement might boost physical activity in arthritis patients, study author says

Hip Replacement Safe for Patients in Their 90s, Study Finds

03/11/2014 - Complication rates similar to patients in their 80s and younger, researchers say

Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine

03/11/2014 - Popular supplement did not reduce cartilage damage or improve joint function in study

Will You Need Knee Replacement? Maybe Your Hand Can Tell You

03/07/2014 - Study suggests a link between length of ring, index fingers and chances of eventual surgery

For Many College Athletes, the Payoff Is Lifelong Disabilities: Study

03/05/2014 - They were more likely to have physical and emotional problems later in life than non-athletes, researchers found

Shoulder Replacement May Help for Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

01/30/2014 - Study found that surgery to relieve pain and stiffness held up for a decade

Death Rate After Hip, Knee Replacements Has Dropped Sharply: Study

01/09/2014 - Experts credit advances in post-surgical care for lower risk

Breast-Feeding Might Reduce Moms' Odds of Rheumatoid Arthritis

01/07/2014 - Study in China finds risk cut nearly in half after nursing

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life

12/03/2013 - Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades

Arthritis Drug Could Benefit Some Kidney Disease Patients

11/08/2013 - 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

11/07/2013 - Experts say obesity epidemic has widened the pool of disabled

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

10/28/2013 - Biologic drugs such as Enbrel, Humira may lower rate of heart attack, researchers say

Exercise May Make Life Better for Those With Arthritis

10/28/2013 - Meeting national physical activity guidelines could add up to 20 days of good health in one year

Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis Early May Cut Damaging Effects

10/28/2013 - Study suggests that delaying treatment leads to more joint inflammation, disability down the road


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Treatments for any type of arthritis are largely the same.