Gene Discoveries Could Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic variations may hold clues to rheumatoid arthritis -- suggesting not only who will develop the painful condition, but also predicting its severity and even who might die from it, a new study says.

Some Arthritis Meds Cost Seniors Thousands Annually

TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis medications known as biologic disease-modifying drugs can cost Medicare patients more than $2,700 in co-payments a year, a new report finds.

Health Tip: Common Causes of Foot Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Your feet are a common destination for the pain and discomfort of arthritis.

Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis

TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol in the United States -- does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.

Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

FRIDAY, March 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Painful knee arthritis is associated with an increased risk of premature death in women, a new study suggests.

'Ground Zero' Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests.

Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows

THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show.

Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain

TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may hamper the effects of certain drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis in the lower back, a new study from Switzerland says.

Certain Infections Linked to Reduced Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with recent gut, urinary tract or genital infections may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, new research says.

Health Tip: Identifying Signs of Shoulder Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Managing shoulder arthritis is easier if your doctor diagnoses the condition correctly and early.