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  1. Standard RA Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Newer, costlier treatment for rheumatoid arthritis appears no better than an older, less-expensive regimen for people who don't respond to the first-line drug methotrexate, a new study suggests. "Newer isn't always better," s

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  2. Family Doubting RA

    A frustrated WebMD Community member writes that her family doesn't understand what she is going through with RA. They accuse her of being lazy on days when she has to sleep because the pain and fatigue are so bad. Sometimes when she talks about her symptoms, they tell her they think she is faking. O

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  3. Newly Diagnosed With RA

    After fighting joint pain, fevers, fatigue, and swelling, a WebMD Community member writes that she has just been diagnosed with RA. She says her hands and wrists hurt, her knees feel locked, and she can't put any weight on her elbows without feeling pain. She's scared and asks what to expect -- from

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  4. Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted device that zaps the nerves at the nape of the neck -- shown effective in treating some people with migraines -- may also help ease the ache of fibromyalgia, an ailment that causes widespread body pain and tendern

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  5. Is Foggy-Headed a Symptom of RA?

    One WebMD Community member asks if being "foggy headed" is a symptom of RA. He asks if anyone else has experienced it along with rheumatoid arthritis. One member responded that perhaps he was feeling RA fatigue. People with RA often feel very tired, both physically and mentally. You can feel it day

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  6. Aspirin May Equal Pricier Drug for Preventing Clots

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin appears to be just as good as more expensive, more potent blood-thinning medication for preventing blood clots after hip replacement surgery, according to new research. People who get artificial hips are at risk of serio

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  7. Weather Doesn't Trigger Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Although some people with fibromyalgia are sensitive to changes in temperature, sunshine and precipitation, new research shows that weather conditions do not affect the pain or fatigue associated with this chronic condit

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  8. Glucosamine Supplements Tied to Eye Risk

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Glucosamine supplements that millions of Americans take to help treat hip and knee osteoarthritis may have an unexpected side effect: They may increase risk for developing glaucoma, a small new study of older adults suggests. Gla

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  9. Sugar Injections for Knee Arthritis May Ease Pain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Injections of a sugar solution appear to help relieve knee pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests. The technique -- known as dextrose prolotherapy -- has been around for 75 years but is still conside

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  10. Cartilage May Give Early Warning of Arthritis

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise-related damage in cartilage can help identify people with the earliest stages of osteoarthritis, a new study reveals. The findings could improve early detection of the painful joint disease and could also be used to im

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