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    1. 5 Things People With RA Want You to Know

      Rheumatoid arthritis is often called a “silent disease.” Why? Unlike many other illnesses, you can’t always tell when a person with RA is feeling their worst. That’s just one of the things people with the condition want you to know, whether you’re newly diagnosed with RA or someone close to you has

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    2. In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who choose at-home physical therapy instead of in-patient rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery do just as well when it comes to complications, long-term pain management and movement recovery, new research

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    3. Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed: Report

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show. The numbers reveal the rapid evolutio

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    4. Lyme Disease More Serious, Costly Than Believed

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged illness in Americans with Lyme disease is more widespread, serious and costly than previously believed, a new study suggests. The study authors -- from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore

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    5. New Psoriatic Arthritis Research Offers Hope

      Feb. 5, 2015 -- Future tests to determine whether people with the skin condition psoriasis are at risk of going on to get psoriatic arthritis have come a step closer. Scientists say they've identified a gene behind the latter disease. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) causes painful inflammation and swellin

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    6. Certain Infections Linked to Reduced RA Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with recent gut, urinary tract or genital infections may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, new research says. The findings are "particularly interesting" in light of recent research suggesting that di

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    7. No Clear Winner Among Knee Arthritis Drugs

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing -- but it's hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded. Using data from almost 140 studies, researchers found all of the wi

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    8. Better Pain Relief After Knee Replacement Surgery?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Postoperative pain is always a concern after knee replacement surgery, but a new study suggests a strategy that might give patients another way to ease discomfort. Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit not

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    9. Gout Attacks More Common at Night: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acute gout attacks occur two times more often during the night and early morning than during the day, a new study finds. "It is speculated that lower body temperature, nighttime dehydration, or a nocturnal dip of cortiso

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    10. Weight Could Influence Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

      By Alex Kramer HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to achieve remission if they maintain a healthy body weight, according to new research. The study found that those who were heaviest had almost 65 percent reduced odds o

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