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Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis - Study found less disability, lower risk of early death
Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track - Inflammation from excess weight could lead doctors to think disease is worse in women than it is, study finds
Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say - Less pain to begin with, less gain from the procedure, but more benefit seen in those with severe arthritis
1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC - Agency recommends exercise, not opioids, to control pain, stiffness
Can Depression Up Odds for Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis? - Mood disorder may increase inflammation throughout the body, researcher says
Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis, Study Says - Just 45 minutes a week was related to better physical functioning among older adults
Joints That Make Those Popping or Cracking Sounds - The noises may be irritating, but they're typically normal, orthopedic doctors say
Is Running Bad for Your Knees? - Study suggests it may slow development of osteoarthritis
Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis? - Study may offer new insight into the cause of the joint disorder
Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids - Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures
Celebrex May Not Pose Bigger Heart Risk Than Similar Drugs: Study - Researchers found more complications, such as bleeding, for the pain relievers ibuprofen and naproxen
Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo - Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say
Number of Americans With Severe Joint Pain Keeps Rising - CDC tally estimates that close to 15 million people now live with this discomfort
Nanoparticles Ease Aching Joints in Mice - Treatment might one day help fight inflammation in human arthritis, scientists suggest
Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds - Approaches such as acupuncture, massage and tai chi may ease discomfort
FDA Approves New Biological Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis - Erelzi is a biosimilar for Enbrel
New Treatments Helping Kids With Juvenile Arthritis - Several biologics have been approved by the FDA for use with certain forms of the disease
Cartilage Grown in Lab Might One Day Help Younger Arthritis Sufferers - Made of patients' stem cells and synthetic 'scaffolding,' it may cut need for hip replacement, scientists say
Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study - Treatment worked some for patients who weren't responding to drugs
Arthritis Possible Side Effect of Certain Cancer Drugs: Study - Doctors should weigh the risk-benefit ratio, researcher says
New Treatment Shows Promise for Crippling Knee Arthritis - Small study found single shot of patient's own stem cells improved pain, mobility
Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics - CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'
Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Isn't Always the Right Choice - One-third of older patients may need hip replacement within 2 years, study suggests
Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees - As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression
Getting Active After Knee Replacement Might Raise Hip Fracture Risk - Swedish study found that people with new knees had slight uptick in spinal fractures, too