More than 1.5 million U.S. adults experience the swollen joints and pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis can include medications ranging from over-the-counter painkillers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) to disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) such as Xeljanz and biologics such as Humira and Remicade. In the past, it was common for a healthcare […]

It’s a good week to think about joint health, since we’re in the middle of Bone and Joint Action Week (October 12-20). One-third of adults need medical care for a joint/bone condition every year, and the numbers are only going up. In fact, joint or bone conditions rank as the most likely cause of a […]

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be a tricky disease to diagnose – but there might be a new tool for clinicians to rely on: fist strength. More on that later, but first, let’s take a look at why diagnosis is so tough. RA tends to mimic other inflammatory conditions, especially in the early stages. To add […]

Rheumatoid arthritis medications have come a long way in aiding those with this autoimmune joint-based condition, but they are not perfect and many patients continue to experience symptoms – even while on treatment. Regular practice of yoga exercises just might be able to fill in the gaps in terms of physical and psychological symptom relief. […]

Painful, swollen joints are the calling card of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which afflicts nearly 1.3 million Americans. This disease develops when the immune system mistakenly targets and damages the linings of joints. Long before the classic symptoms of joint pain and swelling develop, it seems likely that early symptoms occur, which are often overlooked. A […]

Many parts of the country continue to enjoy summer weather, but fall is just around the corner. And that means flu season is on the way. Influenza vaccinations continue to offer the best way to avoid coming down with the flu. Flu shots can’t protect against every case of the flu, but for the small […]

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