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Pain Behind Knee? Injury vs. Disease-Related Causes

Pain Behind Knee? Injury vs. Disease-Related Causes

Pain behind the knee can be caused by a variety of conditions, the vast majority of which are injury-related. Some systemic diseases, however, can cause pain-behind-knee symptoms, and some life-threatening diseases also can be a source.
Here, we take a closer look at injuries as well as diseases that might lead

Newsbriefs: RA Symptoms; RA Progression

Diet May Impact RA Symptoms.
If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) your diet may worsen or lighten your symptoms of RA, report 24 percent of patients with long-term disease, according to a study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Patients were given a list of 20 foods and surveyed

RA Treatment: Simpler is Better

Recent research shows that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to follow a simple drug therapy program, such as methotrexate (MTX) plus a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi), than follow a “triple-therapy” regimen of MTX, hydroxychloroquine, and sulfasalazine, according to a recent study published in Arthritis Care &

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia in 2005.

What is fibromyalgia? Lisa Witkin, MD, a pain medicine specialist at Weill

Stay Sharp: 4 Powerful Research-Proven Supplements for Cognitive Health

Stay Sharp: 4 Powerful Research-Proven Supplements for Cognitive Health

Researchers have identified a number of herbal and nutritional supplements that can prevent or slow the progression of memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. But four stand out as being especially effective.
Because symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and dementia don’t manifest until  years or decades after they

Is There Such Thing as an Arthritis Diet?

Is There Such Thing as an Arthritis Diet?

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that approximately 52.5 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis, including osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and gout. Arthritic diseases may be mild in some people but can be debilitating in others. Symptoms characterized by joint pain, swelling, and stiffness

Newsbriefs: Gum Bacteria; RA

Gum Bacteria May Lead to RA.
Gum disease has long been associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but recently researchers believe they have found the microbe that can generate the production of antibodies in patients with RA. These markers, found in blood samples of 76 percent of RA patents, are anti-citrullinated protein

Fibromyalgia Further Worsens Function in Patients with RA

Fully 20 percent of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients also are afflicted with fibromyalgia (FM), compared to 2.5 percent in the general population who suffer from FM alone, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Participants were involved in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Rheumatoid

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

Experiencing elbow pain? To get to the bottom of it, consider the elbow’s structure.

The elbow is a complex part of the arm formed by three bones: the humerus (upper arm bone), the radius (the lower arm bone on the thumb side), and the ulna (the lower arm bone on the

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