Arthritis in the News

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

03/27/2015 - Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says

'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study

03/19/2015 - Prolonged exposure linked to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus

Tropical Virus Symptoms Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

02/20/2015 - Similarities may make diagnosis of chikungunya more difficult, researchers say

Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows

02/12/2015 - Procedure becoming more common in younger adults, but hospital stays now a day shorter

Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

02/05/2015 - Gut, urinary tract and genital conditions may offer some protection, study suggests

Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis

01/22/2015 - Discomfort with walking, standing, lying or sitting comes later, study finds

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

01/19/2015 - Study found more than a third of people over 65 reporting a fall over the past 2 years

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

01/06/2015 - Injections were rated slightly more effective at fighting pain than pills

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

12/03/2014 - Repairing tears in meniscus cartilage made joint trouble more likely than physical therapy did

Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

11/26/2014 - Study finds overweight people are less likely to have remission

Running Won't Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis, Study Says

11/17/2014 - In fact, it suggests running may even help prevent painful joint condition

Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis

11/17/2014 - Study showed greater improvements in pain, stiffness and function when added to routine care

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Moms-to-Be Linked to Premature Births

11/13/2014 - Low birth weight also more likely, researchers found

Lower Doses of Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs May Work for Some

11/05/2014 - Study found many patients with early stage disease stayed in remission with less medication

Early, Small Babies May Be More Prone to Adult Hip Trouble

11/03/2014 - They more often underwent hip replacement surgeries decades later, study found

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


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Treatments for any type of arthritis are largely the same.