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    1. Complementary Treatments for RA: Acupuncture to Yoga

      Looking for new ways to soothe your stiff joints and other rheumatoid arthritis symptoms? Things like acupuncture, massage, or tai chi could help. About 2 out of 3 people with RA try these kinds of treatments, known as complementary therapies. They may ease your pain, relax you, and improve your lif

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    2. 8 Affordable Aids for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Need a little help sometimes? Maybe you could use a hand when you get out of a chair, cook a meal, or write out a shopping list. You can make life with rheumatoid arthritis easier with a few gadgets that are easy on your wallet. "People say that they don't want to use an assistive device because the

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    3. Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The pain of fibromyalgia might be eased with injections of the painkiller lidocaine, a new study suggests. People with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their body as well as an increased sensitivity

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    4. One Tick Bite Can Equal Two Infections

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're planning to spend quality time outdoors this summer, new research may give you another reason to guard against ticks. In a New York state study, about one in 10 deer ticks were found to be harboring at least tw

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    5. Treatments for Chronic Lyme Disease (PTLDS)

      A bite from a bacteria-infected tick causes Lyme disease. If you get the disease, you might have lingering symptoms. Some people have ongoing pain and fatigue, says Afton Hassett, PsyD, principal investigator at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at University of Michigan. The continued sy

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    6. Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests. Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from

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    7. Drug Shows Promise for Psoriatic-Linked Arthritis

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug called brodalumab appears to be effective in treating patients suffering from psoriatic arthritis, a study says. Patients who responded to brodalumab had a significant improvement in their skin and reductio

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    8. FDA OKs Generic Version of Painkiller Celebrex

      By E J Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval to the first generic version of the powerful pain reliever Celebrex (celecoxib). Celecoxib is a member of the cox-2 inhibitor family of painkillers, prescripti

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    9. Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's RA Risk?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having a beer a few times a week might help women avoid painful rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests. The disease, which affects women more than men, is a form of arthritis linked to immune system dysfunction. Acc

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    10. Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with arthritis are at higher risk for falls and fall-related injuries than those without the condition, a new study reveals. Rates of falls and fall-related injuries over the study's 12-month period were higher a

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