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  1. Oxygen Chamber Therapy May Ease Fibromyalgia

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of women with fibromyalgia who underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy -- best known for treating "the bends" in scuba divers -- experienced relief from pain and other symptoms, a small study found. Brain sca

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  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Also Ease Vitiligo

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only been tested in one patient so far, but researchers report that a drug for rheumatoid arthritis may be a promising treatment for the discoloring skin condition known as vitiligo. Vitiligo is characteriz

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  3. Pregnancy in Women With Controlled Lupus

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Not long ago, women with lupus were often told pregnancy was too risky. But new research confirms that when the disease is under control, women usually have healthy pregnancies and babies. The study, of 385 pregnant women wit

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  4. Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Older Patients

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful, a new analysis suggests. Researchers who reviewed 18 studies recommended against

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  5. Injuries Up Risk of This for People With Psoriasis

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries increase the risk of psoriatic arthritis in people who have psoriasis, a new study suggests. Psoriatic arthritis -- chronic arthritis associated with the skin condition psoriasis -- can lead to severe, disabling j

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  6. Autoimmune Diseases and RA

    It might not seem that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has anything in common with type 1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis. But it does -- they’re all autoimmune diseases. So what does that mean? These conditions happen when your body attacks itself. Normally, your immune system acts like a loyal bodyguard

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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