Rheumatic DiseaseInfo Center

More Sun May Lower Risk of RA
It's still unclear what exactly causes rheumatoid arthritis. As such, it's not entirely clear what steps people can take to prevent the condition. But new research suggests that soaking up the sun may help.
Comparing Rx for Psoriatic Arthritis
Three medicines are most commonly used to treat psoriatic arthritis. But is one better than the others?
Dental Health and Psoriatic Arthritis
Inflammation causes joint pain in people with psoriatic arthritis. It is also related to dental health. Does this make people with psoriatic arthritis at risk for dental health problems?
First Rheumatoid Awareness Day
It seems there are awareness days for every disease and condition. Surprisingly, an awareness day for rheumatoid arthritis has been lacking. Now, rheumatoid arthritis patients have their day of recognition.
Worse RA with Obesity
In study after study, researchers have shown that being obese is unhealthy. Obesity can both cause and worsen disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is one disease that seems to get worse with obesity.
Using the Mind to Reduce Inflammation
If you're in pain, you probably don't feel great. If you're emotionally frustrated or upset, it can make your pain worse. So then how do you break the cycle?
New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Performs
Painful swollen joints are familiar to those with rheumatoid arthritis. But patients may have another option if they don't respond well to typically used medications.
Defusing RA with Enbrel
The main goals of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis are remission and low disease activity. That is, treatment is meant to reduce signs and symptoms of the disease. One arthritis med may help patients reach these goals.
Disabled by Weight: Obese with Arthritis
Being obese is just plain unhealthy. All that excess fat can make outcomes worse for patients with any of a number of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Obesity May Lower Chances of Ridding RA
If you are obese, you are putting extra strain on your joints. That excess weight is known to make osteoarthritis worse. Could obesity also make it harder to treat rheumatoid arthritis?