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Lupus Is Killing More Young Women Than Reported

Lupus has been identified as a leading cause of death in young women. Among women aged 15 to 24, it is the leading chronic inflammatory disease, ranking higher than diabetes, chronic lower respiratory disease, and liver disease. We talk to an expert and patient about how to beat the statistics.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Facts About a Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

The process of getting an answer about the symptoms you’ve been having is not always straightforward. These are the tests and assessments that are taken into consideration when diagnosing RA.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Is It Psoriatic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The right treatment for psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis begins with a correct diagnosis. Here are some ways you can tell the two conditions apart.

By Casey Nilsson

Help Them, Help You: How to Help Your Doctor Diagnose and Treat Your RA Quicker

More often than not, the RA community experiences a long road when it comes to getting a diagnosis. That road can be just as long when it comes to getting the right treatment. Here are the four steps you should take to speed along either process.

By Cathy Kramer

Your Thyroid and Arthritis: What Came First?

In some cases, your thyroid disease can cause you to have an inflammatory joint disease that falls into the category of arthritis. In other cases, it could be the arthritis causing the thyroid disease.

By Mary Shomon

What a Tick Expert Wants You to Know

We spoke with an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Lyme disease, other tickborne illnesses, and tick bites. Here’s how to stay safe.

By Lauren Arcuri

Why Are My Knees So Noisy?

Those pops and clicks you hear coming from your knees may be the sound of arthritis beginning to take hold. Here’s what you should know.

By Barbara Van Tine

What Is a Vertebral Compression Fracture?

An estimated 25 percent of American women over 50 experience compression fractures in their lifetime. Here’s what to know about this common source of back pain.

By HealthAfter50

Is Your Joint Pain Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Joint pain and stiffness are the primary symptoms of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and many people confuse the two. But different processes are at work in each disease.

By HealthAfter50