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What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by pain and progressive stiffness. It mainly affects the spine, but it can affect other areas of the body, too. Get an overview of this spinal condition here.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Affects Potency of Flu Vaccine

A study published in January 2010 reported that the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug rituximab (marketed as Rituxan) lowers the effectiveness of flu shots. Despite the findings, the researchers still encourage patients with RA to get vaccinated.

Blood Test May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis

A study found that spiked levels of proteins in the blood, known as cytokines, may predict rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers used a blood test and found that patients with RA have high levels of proteins that can be measured years in advance.

Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Prevention on the Horizon?

Researchers created a treatment to potentially prevent or reverse rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by imitating a molecule that causes attacking immune cells to self-destruct. The findings may help develop a new class of rheumatoid arthritis medications.

Study Suggests that Obesity Is Linked to Arthritis

The prevalence of arthritis in America may be attributed to a high rate of obesity, according to a study that compared arthritis prevalence in the US and Canada. Learn more about the study and why weight management is so important in this article.

Alcohol Slows Rheumatoid Arthritis Progression

A 2010 study published online in Arthritis & Rheumatism shows that alcohol consumption reduces your risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and slows its progression if you do have the disease, but only if you drink moderately.

Is Vitamin D Deficiency a Risk Factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Read this article to learn why women living in the northeastern United States are more susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A 2010 study suggests this is because the demographic absorbs less vitamin D, as northern climates have less sunlight.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Accelerated Aging

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) age faster than those who don't have the disease. New findings from Mayo Clinic researchers suggest that this is associated with shorter life expectancies in those with RA. Learn more in this article.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Facts and Tips

Get a quick overview of key details about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), including that it's also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

More Healthy Tips for Living with Spinal Arthritis

Do you have arthritis? Tips 6 through 10 can help you live a healthier life. Learn how you can find pain relief every day for your aching joints.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Glossary

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can mean learning a whole new vocabulary: subluxations, osteophyte, vertebral end plate, and more. Use this list as a handy reference for medical terms related to RA.

What's the Difference Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis?

Patients connect rheumatoid arthritis with osteoarthritis because the conditions both have arthritis in their name. Arthritis is a term that encompasses many disorders. RA and osteoarthritis both fall under that term, but they are very different.

Bextra Label Updated with Boxed Warning Concerning Severe Skin Reactions and Warning Regarding Cardiovascular Risk

Important information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the side effects associated with the use of Bextra.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive and destructive form of arthritis. This disease causes the interior joint tissue to swell and thicken. Over time this may cause deformity.

Current Research on Ankylosing Spondylitis

Researchers are hard at work trying to better understand ankylosing spondylitis: what causes it? Is there a genetic connection? How does understanding the causes help us better treat the disease? Covers recent research developments.
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