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Are Anemia and Rheumatoid Arthritis Related?

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March 17, 2016

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Are Anemia and Rheumatoid Arthritis Related?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects the joints. It is a systemic autoimmune disease. Unfortunately if you have RA, your body is attacking its own tissue. It thinks that it is a foreign invader rather than an essential part of your system. This results in your immune system attacking the cushion of… Read More
 

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis? 7 Bad Habits to Drop Now!

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December 21, 2015

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Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis? 7 Bad Habits to Drop Now!
Staying healthy while living with rheumatoid arthritis isn’t easy. Work, family obligations, and general stress often gets in the way. However, before you indulge in an veg-out session with fast food, alcohol, or other unhealthy vices, consider the negative impact it could have on your rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis, or… Read More
 

8 Tips for Parents of Children with Juvenile Arthritis (JA)

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July 6, 2015

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8 Tips for Parents of Children with Juvenile Arthritis (JA)
How did my child develop arthritis? This is a question that pediatric rheumatologists hear all the time. It’s a scary situation for many parents, made all the worse because so many don’t realize that their child could be at risk for this disease. Arthritis is commonly thought of as an… Read More
 

Have Arthritis? 9 Inflammatory Food Ingredients to Avoid!

Have Arthritis? 9 Inflammatory Food Ingredients to Avoid!
Would you be surprised to learn that more than 52 million Americans are living with some form of arthritis? An estimated 1 in 2 people will develop symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee by the time they reach 85. In short, arthritis is more common than you realize and something you… Read More
 

Treating OA Pain: Does Acetaminophen Really Work?

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April 6, 2015

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Treating OA Pain: Does Acetaminophen Really Work?
Acetaminophen (also known as Paracetamol) is a commonly used over-the-counter painkiller that’s available under a range of different brand names, such as Tylenol and Excedrin. People have been turning to acetaminophen for everything from headaches and muscle aches to colds and fevers for years. Yet one question that many physicians… Read More
 

Join Us for the 2014 Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis in Birmingham

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December 12, 2014

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Join Us for the 2014 Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis in Birmingham
Do you know someone living with arthritis? There are more than 55 million people who have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis here in America (that’s 1 in 5). This weekend you have the opportunity to join our staff as we take part in the largest holiday 5K series… Read More
 

UAB Harnesses Power of Tech to Learn More About Rheumatoid Arthritis

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May 25, 2014

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UAB Harnesses Power of Tech to Learn More About Rheumatoid Arthritis
A team of researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are collaborating with the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s arthritis support community CreakyJoints.org to conduct a clinical study for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The news has been met with widespread enthusiasm especially considering the timely delivery during this year’s Arthritis Awareness… Read More
 

Don’t Ignore the Pain, It Is Arthritis Awareness Month

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May 6, 2013

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Don’t Ignore the Pain, It Is Arthritis Awareness Month
Arthritis is one of the most common medical conditions in the world, affecting one out of every five adults (this equates to roughly 50 million people). The effects of arthritis don’t just apply to a patient’s joints, it can also lead to a considerable level of anxiety and depression. According… Read More
 

10 Ways to Reduce the Side Effects from Methotrexate

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November 4, 2012

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10 Ways to Reduce the Side Effects from Methotrexate
Now, if you remember from our previous post, What’s the 411 on Methotrexate, this medication was originally developed in the 1950’s as a treatment for cancer patients. Currently, it is often prescribed as an effective form of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. While methotrexate has been proven… Read More
 

Why People with Arthritis Should Try the Paleo Diet

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October 28, 2012

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Why People with Arthritis Should Try the Paleo Diet
For a while now, many health care providers and nutrition experts were aware that certain diets could either help or worsen the symptoms associated with various medical conditions (anything from gout, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and even asthma). More recently, people have been discovering that a paleo style of eating could… Read More
 
 
 

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