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  1. How to Get in the Mood When You Have RA

    Sex is a part of life, and it’s no different if you have RA. Sex keeps you connected to your partner, and it releases endorphins that can help ease RA pain. The trick is to take a little extra care. RA can slow you down. These simple tips can help you get in the mood and make your sex life more fun.

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  2. Traveling Pain-Free With RA

    Traveling with rheumatoid arthritis is a little more complicated, but it doesn't have to be less fun. "There's no reason you can't travel just because you have RA," says Victoria Ruffing, RN, program manager at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center in Baltimore. "You just need to take some extra precau

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  3. Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says. Treatments for rheumatic diseases can also cause these

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  4. Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One in six hospitalized lupus patients requires readmission to the hospital within a month after discharge, according to a new study. While patients' disease severity contributed to readmission rates, other population differ

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Psoriatic Arthritis and Other Health Problems

    Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling in your joints. It sometimes comes along with psoriasis, a disease that affects the skin. It can also be linked with other serious conditions like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Although there’s no sure reason why thes

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  8. 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 s

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  9. 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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  10. 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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