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There are over 100 conditions that fall under the umbrella of arthritis, with the arthritis A-Z including disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and tendinitis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthri

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Osteoarthritis linked to high-fat diet

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study demonstrates a connection between osteoarthritis and a high-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. Coconut oil, however, may have a protective effect.

Diet tips for psoriatic arthritis: Foods to eat and avoid

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the foods to eat for people with psoriatic arthritis. Also find how to maintain a healthy gut including the use of probiotics.

Psoriatic arthritis and fatigue: Treatment, coping, and management

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

People with psoriatic arthritis may experience fatigue due to inflammation and chronic pain. In this article, learn about how to manage this tiredness.

Ten natural treatments for psoriatic arthritis

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about ten natural remedies for psoriatic arthritis, what alternative therapies may be recommended, and the best diet for PsA.

Obesity may influence rheumatoid arthritis blood tests

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis.

Psoriatic arthritis: Pictures of symptoms and progression

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 PDT

In this article, we look at the different stages and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, a chronic condition which may worsen over time.

Causes of psoriatic arthritis: Triggers and risk factors

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about the common triggers for symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, including stress, smoking, and cold weather. What role does family history play?

Prognosis of psoriatic arthritis: Progression and outlook

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn how psoriatic arthritis may progress, the quality of life to be expected, and what treatment options are available.

Psoriatic arthritis radiology: Imaging tests for diagnosis

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is psoriatic arthritis and what types of radiology may be used to make a diagnosis? What other tests may be available and who should get checked?

Pedometers increase activity and decrease fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Providing pedometers, with and without providing step targets, to individuals with rheumatoid arthritis increased activity levels and decreased fatigue in a recent study.

Psoriatic arthritis symptoms: Pictures, early signs, and causes

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

It is essential to diagnose psoriatic arthritis as early as possible to prevent damage and discomfort. Learn about its signs and causes in this article.

Psoriatic arthritis treatment: Drug classes and home remedies

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are a number of pharmacological treatment options and complementary therapies for psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Learn about them in this article.

Psoriatic arthritis flare-ups: Triggers, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at a variety of triggers for psoriatic arthritis flare-ups, as well as what can be done to manage them.

Psoriatic arthritis: Tests and diagnosis

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about psoriatic arthritis, the patterns of psoriatic arthritis, how it is diagnosed, what happens after diagnosis, and when to see a doctor.

Knee replacement surgery may have minimal effects on quality of life in those with less severe symptoms

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Current use of knee replacement surgery for patients with osteoarthritis may have minimal effects on quality of life and is economically unattractive, concludes a study from the United States in...

Moderate drinkers not at risk when taking a widely-used arthritis medicine

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

People taking a common rheumatoid arthritis medicine are not at increased risk of liver damage if they stick to 14 units of alcohol a week or fewer, a new study from The University of Manchester...

Arthritis mutilans: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Arthritis mutilans is a rare form of inflammatory arthritis that causes severe inflammation and damage to bone tissue in the joints. Learn more.

New tool for prognosis and choice of therapy for rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In rheumatoid arthritis, antibodies are formed that affect the inflammation in the joints.

Intensive aquatic resistance training decreases body fat mass and improves physcial function in women with mild knee osteoarthritis

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Aquatic resistance training significantly decreases body fat mass and increases walking speed, i.e., phsyical function in postmenopausal women with mild knee osteoarthritis.

Bariatric surgery impacts joint replacement outcomes in very obese patients

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day...

Rheumatoid arthritis: New treatment option for difficult-to-treat patients

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Between 3 and 5% of the population suffer from a form of inflammatory rheumatism. It affects approximately 250,000 - 400,000 people in Austria.

Autoimmune conditions and dementia: What's the link?

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new large-scale study in the United Kingdom finds a small but significant increased risk of dementia for individuals with an autoimmune disease.

Fibromyalgia tender points: Locations and pain management

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PDT

What is fibromyalgia and what are fibromyalgia tender points? Learn about the condition's additional signs and symptoms, complications, and treatments.

Pitt bioinformatics study provides clues to relationship between schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An in-depth computational analysis of genetic variants implicated in both schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh points to eight genes that may...

Depression puts psoriasis patients at significantly greater risk of psoriatic arthritis

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Psoriasis is a lifelong disease that is associated with significant cosmetic and physical disability and puts patients at increased risk for many major medical disorders.