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7 Symptoms of Heart Attack

7 Symptoms of Heart Attack

You’ve no doubt seen movies or television shows in which a character clutches his or her chest for a moment and then collapses because of a heart attack. Or maybe you’ve actually seen someone experience such an event—or suffered a heart attack yourself. If so, it’s possible that your symptoms

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

Q&A: PsA; Sandwiches; Cancer Treatment

Q. What is psoriatic arthritis, and what makes it different from other types of arthritis?
A. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis; its symptoms mimic other forms of arthritis, so it is often difficult to diagnose. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness, swollen fingers and toes, changes in nails, such

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

For Healthy Dinner Ideas, Include Flavorful Herbs and Spices

For Healthy Dinner Ideas, Include Flavorful Herbs and Spices

Many cultures use a variety of herbs and spices in their traditional foods; America is no different. Herbs and spices from plants—in addition to offering flavor and even food preservation power—amplify the health potential of every meal. You want healthy dinner ideas? The phytonutrients in spices and herbs have antioxidant,

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

Autoimmune Diseases Affect Many More Women Than Men

Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are conditions characterized by inflammatory responses from misdirected at-tacks by the immune system on the body’s organ systems. ADs affect roughly seven to 10 percent of the U.S. population—and women make up nearly 80 percent of patients with ADs.

ADs are the fifth leading cause of death among

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

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