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Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis Differences and Similarities

What is osteoarthritis? What is osteoporosis? Picture of a doctor showing an X-ray to a woman. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic joint pain, and affects over 23 million Americans. The definition of osteoarthritis is degeneration of joint cartilage tissue and the underlying bone.  The definition of osteoporosis is a medical condition that […]

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Certain Diabetes Meds May Lower Gout Risk, Too

Latest Arthritis News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Medications called SGLT2 inhibitors lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. And new research suggests these drugs may have an added benefit — lowering the risk of gout. Compared with people taking another class of diabetes drugs (GLP1 receptor […]

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

What are juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) symptoms and signs, and how are the different types of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) diagnosed? The International League of Associations of Rheumatology has classified JRA into six distinct patterns that vary by clinical presentation and evolution of symptoms, laboratory implications, potential complications, and therapeutic options. While some similarities exist […]

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Smog May Be Bad for Your Bones

Latest Arthritis News FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution not only raises the risk of lung cancer, stroke and respiratory diseases, but it is also bad for your bones, a new study suggests. The study, done in India, looked at more than 3,700 people from 28 villages outside the city of Hyderabad. […]

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Experimental Drug Could Be New Option Against Arthritis

Latest Arthritis News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new drug might be able to save a person’s knees from the ravages of osteoarthritis, researchers report. People taking the drug, code named MIV-711, had less bone and cartilage loss than others given a placebo. “We know that bone slowly […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Lupus

Latest Arthritis News (HealthDay News) — Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which your body attacks its own organs and tissues. Inflammation from lupus can affect your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs, says Mayo Clinic. Mayo mentions these common signs of lupus: Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved. QUESTION Lupus […]

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Drug Could Offer New Option Against Lupus

Latest Arthritis News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from the autoimmune disease lupus might soon have a new drug to turn to, a clinical trial suggests. Anifrolumab is a lab-created antibody that blocks type 1 interferon, a biochemical that activates an immune response in humans, explained lead […]

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Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is osteoarthritis (OA)? Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are both chronic joint disorders that cause joint pain. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic joint disorder featuring degeneration and inflammation of cartilage of one or many joints. What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune joint disorder characterized by inflammation of the tissue […]

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Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever (acute rheumatic fever or ARF) facts Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune disease that may develop after a strep throat infection, especially in children ages 5-15, although older teens and adults may develop the disease. The revised Jones criteria help physicians make the clinical diagnosis of rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever does not affect all […]