Rheumatoid Arthritis

October 19, 2017

Assistive Devices Make Life Easier for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are aids to make life easier for those with rheumatoid arthritis. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you know that many normally simple, ordinary tasks, like opening […]
October 12, 2017

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications: Common Mistakes

How to avoid medication mistakes. A joint decision between patient and doctor about how to manage a chronic disease is essential. Often, prescription medications are the […]
October 5, 2017

Oral Contraceptives Tied to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk 

Rheumatoid arthritis risk goes down in women who have taken oral contraceptives. Taking oral contraceptives may reduce the risk for rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has […]
September 28, 2017

Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Have a Negative Impact on Family and Social Relationships

Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the whole family. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, unless you’re marooned alone on a deserted island, you know that your diagnosis doesn’t just […]
September 21, 2017

Rheumatoid Arthritis Predisposes Patients to Heart Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis is linked to heart disease. Rheumatoid arthritis affects 1% of the population and can cause permanent joint destruction and death. Chronic inflammation associated with […]
September 14, 2017

6 Things You Need to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Learn about rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) isn’t the same as grandma’s stiff joints (aka osteoarthritis). It’s an autoimmune disease that causes a person’s immune system to […]
September 7, 2017

Rheumatoid arthritis: Birth control pill tied to reduced risk

Oral contraceptives reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. A large study of women in Sweden has found that taking the contraceptive pill is linked with a reduced […]
August 31, 2017

Rheumatoid Arthritis: More Reasons To Try Strength Training

Strength training can be beneficial for those with rheumatoid arthritis. You know you should lift weights to make your muscles stronger and reduce your fatigue. But […]