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Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis May Have Premature Babies
Many factors, like high blood pressure, infections, stress and smoking, may raise the risk of premature birth in pregnant women. And new research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may also raise that risk.
Obesity May Increase Risk of Arthritis in Women
Being obese or overweight can increase the risk of a host of health problems — diabetes, heart disease and stroke, for instance. Packing too many pounds may also raise the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
Things You Can Do Today to Feel Better Tomorrow
What can you do to make your tomorrow better than today? Here are eight easy steps that will leave you feeling better tomorrow.
How Stress Saps Your Health
Everybody has experienced stress in one form or another, yet many don’t fully understand the dramatic effects stress can have on their health.
Falls More Common in Arthritis Patients
Falls are a big concern for many older adults, but should falling be something that middle-aged adults with arthritis consider, too? A new study suggests so.
How to Tell the Difference Between OA and RA
Painful and stiff joints may be signs of arthritis. It is crucial to know which type of arthritis you have because there are important differences, particularly in management and treatments.
A Bit of Beer May Lower RA Risk
Yes we know that drinking too much alcohol can be dangerous. But drinking smaller amounts of beer may have some health benefits for women concerned with RA.
Understanding Autoimmune Disorders
A healthy and functioning immune system is central to your body’s ability to protect itself from bacteria, viruses, toxins and even cancerous cells. Unfortunately, it is possible for the immune system to go overboard when trying to protect the body.
Five Everyday Ways to Improve RA
In rheumatoid arthritis, joints are chronically inflamed, often leaving patients in pain and with a dwindling quality of life. But these patients don't just have to sit back and accept their fate.
Exercise Tips for People with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Even though it may not feel like it, exercise is good for patients with RA. Still, patients should be careful when exercising. Here are seven exercise tips for patients with RA.