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    • Vitamin C and Arthritis: Research Reveals Effect of Vitamin C on Joints Created: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Two studies have opposite findings regarding the relationship between vitamin C for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis." itemprop="description">
    • 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...
    • Guide to Pain Medications for Dogs Created: Monday, September 18, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Pain medications for dogs provide relief for joint problems or for pain after surgery. Learn more about pain medications for dogs in our three part guide.
    • Facts About Analgesics (Painkillers) Created: Sunday, March 27, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Analgesic medications are commonly referred to as painkillers. There are basically two kinds of analgesics: non-narcotics and narcotics.
    • What Are Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)? Created: Sunday, August 27, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Osteophytes are also commonly known as bone spurs. Osteophytes develop in deteriorating joints damaged by arthritis.
    • Psoriatic Arthritis - 10 Things You Should Know Created: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      As its name suggests, psoriatic arthritis is associated with psoriasis and arthritis. Initially, the disease can be confused with rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
    • 8 Best Things to Do for Arthritis Created: Monday, March 01, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Take a positive approach to living with arthritis." itemprop="description">
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    • What Are Rheumatoid Nodules? Created: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Rheumatoid nodules usually occur in active cases of rheumatoid arthritis. What is the significance of finding a rheumatoid nodule?" itemprop="description">...
    • 10 Reasons You May Have Inadequate Relief From Arthritis Pain Created: Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      If you are experiencing inadequate relief from arthritis pain, here are 10 possible reasons why that may be the case.
    • How You Can Help Someone With Arthritis Created: Friday, April 04, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      People with arthritis often could use your help. It can be tricky to figure out how to help, especially if they resist. Here are 10 ideas.
    • Low Carb Diets and Arthritis Created: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Does the Atkins diet, South Beach diet, and The Zone have negative consequences related to arthritis, gout and osteoporosis?
    • What Is Joint Effusion? Created: Monday, June 05, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Joint effusion is a symptom of arthritis, defined as an abnormal buildup of joint fluid.
    • Voltaren Gel - What You Need to Know Created: Friday, November 09, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Voltaren Gel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication in topical form used, mostly on knees and hands, to relieve arthritis pain and stiffness.
    • Colchicine - 10 Things You Should Know Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Colchicine is used for the treatment of gout. For safe use of the drug, here are 10 things you should know about colchicine including how it works, potential side effects, and warnings.
    • What Is Anti-CCP? Created: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Anti-CCP is a diagnostic test for rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Facts About Corticosteroids (Steroids) Created: Saturday, December 06, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Corticosteroids are one class of drugs used to treat inflammatory types of arthritis.
    • Facts About DMARDs (Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs) Created: Monday, December 08, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      DMARDs were once the gold standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The drugs are still used with or without several of the newer biologic drugs." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • What Is the Placebo Effect? Created: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The placebo effect is the measurable, observable or perceived improvement in health not attributable to medical treatment.

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