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Carol Eustice

Updated Articles and Resources

By Carol Eustice

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What Is Thunder God Vine? Created: Friday, April 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014
      Thunder God Vine may be equally or more effective than DMARDs. More high quality studies are needed to confirm the findings.
    • Vaccinations and Rheumatoid Arthritis Created: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      People with rheumatoid arthritis are often unclear about whether they should get vaccinations. Is it safe? Are there potential negative consequences?
    • 5 Worst Things About Arthritis Created: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Many arthritis patients are surprised to find out how much the disease impacts their normal life. What are the worst things about arthritis?
    • Leg Pain - What You Should Know Created: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Arthritis is one of many possible causes of leg pain. It's important to be diagnosed by a doctor when leg pain persists.
    • Nerve Pain - What You Need to Know Created: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Nerve pain may be caused by any irritation or injury to a nerve.
    • Cause of Joint Pain Created: Monday, August 19, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Joint pain may be caused by arthritis, but there are other possible causes which must be considered.
    • Financial Assistance for Arthritis Patients Prescribed Biologic Drugs Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Arthritis patients treated with biologic drugs may qualify for financial assistance. Check out the information provided to see if you qualify.
    • Ways to Reduce Inflammation Created: Friday, October 18, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Chronic inflammation is the primary characteristic of many diseases, including arthritis. Pay attention to what you can do to help reduce inflammation.
    • What Is ACR (American College of Rheumatology) Criteria? Created: Friday, November 17, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The improvement in rheumatoid arthritis patients is judged using ACR criteria during clinical trials. ACR criteria is expressed as ACR20, ACR50, ACR70.
    • Self-Help Guide: Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits (Part 5 of 5) Created: Saturday, December 27, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A five-part self-help guide for applying for Social Security Disability benefits. (Part 5 of 5)" itemprop="description"> Monday, June 23, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Arthritis drugs are used by most arthritis patients as part of their treatment plan. Patient response to arthritis drugs can vary so it's impossible to say ahead of time which drug will be most eff...
    • How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Created: Friday, March 09, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Recognizing the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis will lead to an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. If you are experiencing osteoarthritis symptoms, see a doctor.
    • What Are Physiatrists? Created: Thursday, February 02, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A physiatrist is a medical doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
    • Do Antidepressants Help Chronic Pain Patients? Created: Friday, December 28, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Antidepressants are sometimes prescribed for patients with chronic pain, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
    • Is Gold Still Used to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis? Created: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Gold shots were used years ago as a standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Gold is rarely used now to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Facts About Methotrexate Created: Sunday, October 15, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Methotrexate is classified as a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Vitamin C and Arthritis Created: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Two studies have opposite findings regarding how vitamin C affects osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Jar Opener - Bottle Opener - Can Opener Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Opening jars can be a difficult task for people with arthritis. A jar opener is a useful assistive device.
    • Sports Injury Guide: The Common Types of Sports Injuries Created: Monday, January 31, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Most sports injuries can be treated effectively, and most people who suffer injuries can return to a satisfying level of physical activity after an injury.
    • 6 Questions Arthritis Patients Must Ask Their Doctor Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      As an arthritis patient, to be a partner in your own healthcare, you must know the answers to certain questions. Ask your doctor these six important questions.
    • Tylenol (Acetaminophen) - 10 Things You Should Know Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a popular painkiller. The maximum allowable dosage must be followed to reduce adverse side effects.
    • Was James Coburn "Cured" of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Created: Friday, May 19, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      During a backstage interview at the Oscars, veteran actor James Coburn reportedly claimed MSM helped cure his rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Top Ergonomic Pens, Pencils, Markers Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Ergonomically designed pens to ease writing fatigue.
    • Is There a Diet to Help Control Pseudogout? Created: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Pseudogout is the result of CPPD disease. The crystals causing pseudogout are calcium pyrophosphate crystals. For gout, uric acid crystals are deposited in the affected joint.
    • Doctor's Advice About Drinking Alcohol When Taking Arthritis Drugs Created: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Alcohol may interact with arthritis medications or exacerbate some symptoms associated with some rheumatic diseases.
    • Diagnosis of Arthritis Created: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Arthritis is a complicated disease with many different types. To accurately diagnose arthritis, a medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and medical imaging are involved."
    • 20 Tips to Help You Prepare for Surgery Created: Friday, May 28, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Tips to help you mentally and physically prepare for surgery. A successful outcome can depend on how well you prepare for surgery." itemprop="description">...
    • Guide to Disability Services Created: Friday, March 17, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Disability services are available to arthritis patients who qualify." itemprop="description"> Friday, May 18, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      It is tempting to think aches and pains are related to straining or injuring a joint. Symptoms that persist may be related to a chronic condition, such as arthritis.
    • Lupus Medications: What Are My Options? Created: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Lupus medications are an important aspect of treatment for many patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Many treatment options are now available.
    • Human Joints Explained Created: Sunday, September 19, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A general definition of human joints is given, and the types of joints most commonly affected by arthritis and pain are identified.
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding - Don't Ignore Your Symptoms Created: Friday, July 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Arthritis patients take medications that increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. It's critical that you know the signs before it's too late." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...

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