Rheumatoid ArthritisInfo Center

High Infection Risk in Kids with RA
For many children with rheumatoid arthritis, drug treatment is one of the few ways to stop the pain. Some of these medications, however, may be raising patients' risk of infection.
Arthritis Anxiety
Arthritis affects an estimated 50 million people in the United States alone. Physical joint pain may not be the only negative effect, psychological disorders may accompany arthritis as well.
Why Do Women with RA Start Treatment Later?
If there is one thing that makes us different from one another, it is our gender. For whatever reason, diseases can affect women differently than men. Doctors may need to consider this when choosing treatment.
Gone With Rofecoxib, gut Risk the Same
Sometimes, your body can react negatively when you stop taking certain drugs. If a drug gets pulled off the market, you may have no choice but to stop.
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.
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.