Rheumatic DiseaseInfo Center

Future Job Troubles for Arthritic Kids
For some patients, the pain of arthritis gets in the way of their job. If that's the case, children with arthritis may be faced with limited job opportunities as they get older.
Shingles Vaccine Safe for More Patients
People taking immunity-suppressing drugs are currently advised against the live-virus shingles vaccine because there is concern that it could lead to shingles, for this population.
Anticoagulant Treatment Not While Pregnant
What puts women at risk of pregnancy problems? Lots of factors, including illness, obesity and stress. A recent finding says that a type of antibody is also a risk factor.
Borderline Personality Linked to Obesity
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) features can interfere with relationships and work. Those same features may also affect general health.
Fungus is No Fun for Lupus Patients
On their own, fungal infections can be dangerous, even deadly. But researchers are still unclear about the effects of fungal infections in patients with lupus.
Low-Cal Diet Fights Psoriatic Arthritis
Obesity puts a strain on your body. If you have arthritis, the excess weight of obesity can increase the pain and damage caused by your disease. If you are obese and have arthritis, it is time to lose weight.
Drugs that Work for RA Patients
If you have to take medication for your rheumatoid arthritis, you want options. When it comes to choosing which drug is right for you, you also want to know how well those drug options work.
Anxious with Arthritis
The pain of arthritis can seem ever-present. Eventually, that pain can become more than physical; it can dampen your day and sour your mood.
RA Drugs Go Head-to-Head
There are many drugs that treat rheumatoid arthritis, and each drug works differently from the next. With all the mystery surrounding rheumatoid arthritis, it can be hard to tell which drug works best for each patient.
Blood Test Tracks RA Activity
Managing rheumatoid arthritis can be difficult, especially because the disease can get worse before symptoms surface or worsen.