Arthritis in the News

Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

09/12/2014 - About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds

Many Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Skip Meds: Study

09/03/2014 - This could lead to worsening of symptoms, researchers say

Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries

08/25/2014 - For age-related meniscus tears, physical therapy and meds may work as well as arthroscopy

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

08/19/2014 - Headache, seizures often lead doctors down the wrong path

Hairless Man Now Hairy, Thanks to Arthritis Drug

06/20/2014 - Finding points to possible treatment for condition called alopecia universalis

Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?

06/12/2014 - Study links one hour of walking daily with improved mobility

Physical Therapy May Not Improve Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

05/21/2014 - But, other experts say certain people will see a benefit from physical therapy

Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk?

05/07/2014 - Study finds the brew is helpful, but drinking too much is never warranted, experts say

Even Routine Housework May Help Stave Off Disability

04/30/2014 - Study finds benefit in light activity such as housecleaning or a slow stroll

Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study

04/30/2014 - Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured

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


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Arthritis accounts for 39 million doctor visits each year and more than 500,000 trips to the hospital.