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Get Moving to Keep Blood Flowing in RA
Staying active is a key part of treating rheumatoid arthritis. Exercise keeps your joints and the muscles around your joints healthy, strong and flexible. Exercise also may prevent other complications of arthritis.
Self-Care for RA
Even though your doctor can give you drugs and information to treat rheumatoid arthritis, you must take action yourself to control the disease. Taking part in your own care can help you live well with rheumatoid arthritis.
RA Drugs Not Linked to Cancer
Over the past decade, a new class of drugs has changed the way rheumatoid arthritis is treated. Despite this step forward, there has been fear that these drugs may lead to cancer. New research may ease some of the worry.
Spotting Disability With RA
Rheumatoid arthritis can take a toll on your body, making it hard to do even the simplest of tasks. In the U.S., Hispanics with rheumatoid arthritis generally are more disabled than whites. But why?
Cancer Risk in Kids With Arthritis
Arthritis can affect more than your joints; it can cause other health problems throughout the body. Certain types of arthritis may even play a role in cancer, as researchers recently found.
Good Jobs for Good Students with Arthritis
Juvenile arthritis develops in children. But children eventually grow older, and their arthritis won't always go away. As the years pass, does juvenile arthritis make it hard to get a job?
Blocked Blood Vessels in RA
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may be at risk of health problems throughout your body. Even if you've never been hospitalized, you and your doctor need to closely watch for signs of complications.
Better RA Test for Native Americans
Rheumatic diseases affect certain populations, such as American Indians, more than others. While there are many blood tests to diagnose these conditions, some of these tests are not always useful.
RA Patients Waiting for Drug Treatment
Even in the first few years of rheumatoid arthritis, your joints can become badly damaged. So doctors often put patients on strong drug treatment early in the course of disease.
RA Linked to Lower Gut Problems
People with rheumatoid arthritis are at risk for a number of complications, such as heart disease and lung disease. Now, it appears these arthritis patients have to watch out for gut problems too.