Rheumatic DiseaseInfo Center

Arthritis Drugs may Affect Liver
While medications can help control your psoriatic arthritis, some drugs can harm parts of your body. It seems that TNF inhibitors may be one of those drugs.
More Complications for Mothers With Lupus
Before getting pregnant, it is important to know if you are healthy enough to have a baby. Certain diseases, such as lupus, can make pregnancy risky for both you and your child.
HPV and Arthritis in Mexican Woman
Lately, the question around human papillomavirus (HPV) is whether adolescent girls should be required to get vaccinated. While some girls and parents may opt out of vaccination, others might think twice if they knew their risk was high.
What Ethnicity Reveals About Kids' Lupus
It is not always clear why people of a certain ethnicity are more at risk of disease than others. Regardless, knowing who is at risk of lupus, for example, can help doctors make treatment decisions.
Tag Team Threat to a Woman's Heart
No matter who you are, it is important to take care of your heart. If you are a woman with inflammatory arthritis and a certain thyroid problem, it is time to start taking special care of your heart.
Treat Arthritis, Battle Diabetes Risk
Steroids used to treat rheumatoid arthritis have been linked to the development of diabetes. Now, scientists may have pinpointed a steroid dose that treats arthritis without increasing the risk of diabetes.
RA Knocks the Heart Offbeat
Joint pain is not the only thing rheumatoid arthritis patients have to deal with. The disease is linked to a number of other problems, including heart attack and heart failure.
Arthritic Youth Using Natural Treatments
On top of their doctor-prescribed treatments, many adults with arthritis choose to use natural remedies to deal with their pain. Natural treatments also seem to be a popular option among young arthritis patients.
No T Cells Allowed: Guarding Against RA
Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis come in two forms: treatments that deal with symptoms and those that attack the disease itself. Now, scientists may discovered a new target for that second type of treatment.
RA Heart Aches From Smoking and Age
Rheumatoid arthritis patients have a higher risk of heart-related problems, including hardened arteries. In order to protect the heart health of these patients, researchers must find what causes these heightened risks.