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    1. Lyme-Causing Ticks Expand Their Range in U.S.

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ticks that transmit Lyme disease are now found in nearly half of all counties in the United States, a much broader swath than was seen in the late 1990s, researchers report. The findings show "that the distribution of Lyme

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    2. Can Supplements Help With Fibromyalgia?

      If you've got pain, tiredness, and sleep trouble that go along with fibromyalgia, you may wonder if supplements can give you some relief. Medical experts are wrestling with the same question. "While research on certain supplements is promising, it's still too early to say for sure if they help," say

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    3. RA: Best and Worst Supplements and Herbs

      People in some parts of the world have used herbal remedies to treat diseases for centuries. But in the United States, we tend to rely heavily on traditional Western medicine. Still, the use of dietary supplements has taken off in the last few decades. A 2011 survey from the CDC found that more than

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    4. New Drug Promising for Severe Form of Arthritis

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug recently approved for the skin condition psoriasis may also help people with a debilitating form of arthritis that attacks the spine, a new clinical trial finds. The condition, called ankylosing spondylitis, causes

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    5. FDA Approves New Gout Drug

      Dec. 23, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the use of Zurampic (lesinurad) to reduce high levels of uric acid -- hyperuricemia -- in the blood, a major contributor to the painful condition known as gout. The drug is meant to be used in combination with an already appr

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    6. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lymphoma: What’s the Link?

      Sure, it’s scary to see an ad on TV that says your RA drugs might make you more likely to get lymphoma, a type of cancer in your lymph nodes. But that’s not something for most people to worry about, says Eric L. Matteson, MD, chair of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. “The majority o

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    7. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Sex Life

      Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can change a lot of things, including your love life. Around half of men and women with RA say they’ve had some trouble in the bedroom, like pain during intercourse and low sex drive. But an RA diagnosis doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life. If anything, intimacy s

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    8. 6 Life Hacks for Your Rheumatoid Arthritis

      When Kelly Ann Pierce was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at age 15, she didn’t know anything about it. Now 42, Pierce is practically an expert. And if there’s anything she’s learned over the past 27 years, “it’s that you can have a good, full life, even with RA,” she says. Like most people

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    9. 8 Diet Tips for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

      Food might not be the first thing on your mind when you have the stiffness, swelling, and pain of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). But what if it could provide some relief? It’s no substitute for your medicine, but it can help, says Anca D. Askanase, MD, clinical director of rheumatology at Columbia Unive

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    10. When Men Get Rheumatoid Arthritis

      One morning in 1972, Bill Mulvihill woke up to severe pain and stiffness in his elbow. “It was locked in a right angle. I couldn’t unlock it. And I never fully did again,” says Mulvihill, now 68 and living in Cincinnati. Back then, Mulvihill thought he’d injured his elbow playing basketball. When hi

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