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10 Ways to Protect Your Joints From Damage

Rheumatoid arthritis can damage joints over time, but there are techniques you can use in everyday life to take pressure off joints and help prevent long-term damage.   View slideshow


8 Types of Cancer Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may be at increased risk for certain cancers because of RA medications—or RA-related inflammation itself. The best thing you can do is to be aware, but don't worry excessively.   View slideshow


13 Important Facts About Joint Replacements

When severe pain or joint damage limits your daily activities, a joint replacement may still be your best option. Here's what you can expect from joint replacement surgery.   View slideshow

Can Medical Marijuana Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

It’s not clear if smoking marijuana is a relatively safe pain reliever for people with RA, or if it could increase the risk of RA-associated conditions.  Read More

20 DMARDs Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

A DMARD, or disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, is anything used to treat rheumatoid arthritis that can slow down or prevent joint damage. Here is a selection of DMARDs you may encounter during treatment.  Read More


RA and Heart Attacks: 10 Ways to Protect Your Heart

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you also have double the risk for heart disease and heart attack. Certain RA drugs such as corticosteroids and NSAIDs can also up the risk of heart disease. But here are some things you can do to reduce your risk.   View slideshow

Achy Hands? Knuckle Replacement May Be An Option

Though far less common than knee or hip replacements, this procedure can provide rapid relief to people whose hands are ailing  Read More

Why It's Hard to Stick With Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

If dealing with rheumatoid arthritis is a full-time job, the treatment for RA is a task that requires painstaking attention to detail and a whole-hearted commitment to a long-term goal.  Read More


10 Alternative Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you’ve got rheumatoid arthritis, the single best way to fight the disease is with medication. Still, as effective as RA drugs are, they can’t do everything.   View slideshow


The Treatment Revolution for Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA is treatable now
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Revolution Doctor-Patient Video
Russell Portenoy, MD, a leading pain expert, explains how rheumatoid arthritis can be managed with new medications.  Read More