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  1. CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- CT scans can help detect gout that's been missed by the current standard testing method, a new study suggests. Gout is a common and painful form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. The standard t

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  2. Otezla Approved for Psoriatic Arthritis

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Otezla (apremilast) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis, a condition associated with the autoimmune skin disease psoriasis. Most people develop psoria

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  3. Pain Can Plague Women After Knee Replacement

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with certain kinds of arthritis are among groups of patients who are most vulnerable to serious pain after undergoing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds. General anesthesia and longer time in a tourniquet

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  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression

    If rheumatoid arthritis is making you depressed, Patricia Doyle’s experience may sound familiar. Doyle used to love to take long walks near her home in San Francisco and went dancing three nights a week. But four years ago, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 58. As the pain go

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  5. 10 Serious RA Symptoms to Never Ignore

    Painful, swollen joints are a hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis. But for people with RA, it's not the only thing to watch out for. A result of the body’s immune system attacking its own tissues, rheumatoid arthritis requires more than just managing the pain. Other symptoms that might seem unrelated t

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  6. RA and Pregnancy: The Facts About Conceiving

    If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are thinking about starting a family, you probably have lots of questions and concerns. Will your RA affect your chances of getting pregnant? Are your medications safe during pregnancy? What if you decide to stop taking them? Will your RA flare? These are al

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  7. 5 Facts and Fictions About Osteoarthritis

    The earth is flat, eggs are bad for you, and arthritis is a natural part of aging. Each of these once long-held beliefs are myths of course, but repeat one often enough and just about any myth can start to sound like fact. With more than 100 types of arthritis, it's easy to see how a little misinfor

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  8. Shopping and Preparing Easy Meals When You Have Arthritis

    Putting healthy meals on the table means lifting grocery bags, opening jars with lids, dicing and slicing, and handling bulky pots. But all of those activities pose a challenge when you have arthritis. Fortunately, there are plenty of clever solutions you can use to make shopping and meal preparatio

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  9. Arthritis at Work: Ergonomics Can Help

    The day-to-day demands of work can pose many challenges when you have arthritis. That’s true whether you work at a desk job or a job that requires lifting and bending. Fortunately, a few simple principles can help most people get through the day without undue pain. Ergonomically designed chairs, des

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  10. Arthritis Pain and Sleep

    The pain of arthritis makes it tough for many people to get a good night’s sleep. Worse yet, tossing and turning at night can actually increase the perception of pain. “There’s a reciprocal relationship between pain and poor sleep. The poorer people sleep, the more pain they tend to be in,” says Kev

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