Rheumatic DiseaseInfo Center

Talking Sex with RA Patients
The pain and stiffness caused by rheumatoid arthritis can wear you out. Some patients find that the disease even affects their sexual health. Unfortunately, these patients may not be getting all the help they need.
Stop the Pain, Slow the Disease
Some drugs treat the symptoms of a disease, while others attack the disease at its core, preventing it from getting worse. A certain type of drug may do both for people with ankylosing spondylitis .
New Knees Love Aquatic Therapy
Even though hip and knee replacement surgeries have become more common, it remains unclear how best to treat patients after surgery. Beginning aquatic therapy at the right time may be one way to improve quality of life.
The RA Heart Left Unprotected
The inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis can affect more than the joints; it also poses a threat to the heart. When it comes to protecting the heart health of rheumatoid arthritis patients, certain drugs are falling short.
No Exercise, No Good for Arthritis
Exercise is one of the easiest ways to treat disease and stay healthy overall. While more Americans are getting physically active on their spare time, one group that really needs exercise is barely moving.
Mindfully Managing Pain
Chronic pain is commonly coupled with stress and fatigue. A mindful approach to treatment proves helpful in reducing the added stresses of daily life for those experiencing chronic pain.
Rheumatologists Treat Lupus Differently
Rheumatologists more often follow the American College of Rheumatology's guidelines for treating lupus.
Which Hip?
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States undergo hip replacement surgery. When it comes to choosing a type of implant, it can be hard to sift through all the options.
Knee Surgery: Make Your Glass Half-Full
Both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients may undergo knee replacement surgery if conventional treatments give little relief. The results of this surgery differ depending on the type of arthritis.
A Breath of Arthritic Air
Your environment can have a huge impact on your health. For example, your lungs can take a beating from breathing in polluted air. It now appears that substances like smog are also linked to rheumatoid arthritis.