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  1. Psoriatic Arthritis: Getting the Diagnosis

    If you are one of the 7 million people in the United States who have the skin condition psoriasis, you should know the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. As many as 20% to 30% of people with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis. We don’t completely understand the causes of psoriasis and p

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  2. 9 Tips to Help Manage Psoriatic Arthritis

    The best way to take care of your psoriatic arthritis is to get the best of both worlds: medical care from your doctor and lifestyle habits. The little things you do every day add up to make a difference in how you feel, emotionally and physically. Get started today with these nine ideas. 1. Connect

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  3. At-Home Skin and Joint Care for Psoriatic Arthritis

    There’s a lot you can do to take care of your skin and joints. You take your medicine and keep up with your doctor’s advice, of course.  Add these simple ideas to your daily routine as some easy at-home TLC. Moisturize. "Dry, cracked skin is easily injured and it can cause the psoriasis to pop up,"

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  4. Gene Discoveries Could Help RA Treatment

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic variations may hold clues to rheumatoid arthritis -- suggesting not only who will develop the painful condition, but also predicting its severity and even who might die from it, a new study says. "Genetic facto

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  5. Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Tied to Early Death

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests. Women with osteoarthritis-related knee pain -- the type associated with normal wear and tear -- were nearly tw

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  6. In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who choose at-home physical therapy instead of in-patient rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery do just as well when it comes to complications, long-term pain management and movement recovery, new research

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  7. 5 Things People With RA Want You to Know

    Rheumatoid arthritis is often called a “silent disease.” Why? Unlike many other illnesses, you can’t always tell when a person with RA is feeling their worst. That’s just one of the things people with the condition want you to know, whether you’re newly diagnosed with RA or someone close to you has

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  8. Autoimmune Diseases and RA

    You might be surprised by some of RA's "cousins," like type 1 diabetes, Graves’ disease, and multiple sclerosis. They all have roots in the same family tree -- problems with the immune system. Or, as your doctor may say, they’re "autoimmune diseases." These happen when your body's defense system goe

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  9. How Physical Therapy Helps RA

    You can make your day-to-day life with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) easier by going to physical therapy. It helps you move better, get stronger, and may even mean less pain. To get started, ask your rheumatologist for a referral. She may have a physical therapist that she often works with. You can also

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  10. RA Treatments: What Are Your Options?

    When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), your body’s immune system attacks your joints and organs. Not only could it cause serious joint damage, it might also raise your risk of other problems like heart disease. That’s why it’s important to diagnose your RA early so you can begin treatment as soon

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