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How Doctors Diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis

Do you suspect you might have rheumatoid arthritis? These are the signs that your physician will look for to diagnose or rule out the condition.

By Lisa Fields
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11 Ankylosing Spondylitis Myths Debunked

Learn the truth behind 11 common misconceptions people have about the inflammatory spine disease ankylosing spondylitis.

By Charis Hill
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Tips For An Accurate Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

There is no test that can confirm fibromyalgia, but these tips can help rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.

By Ginger Vieira
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Need an X-Ray For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Here's what to expect from your X-ray for rheumatoid arthritis, and how it can help diagnose or assess your condition.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Blood Test May Help Your Back Pain Diagnosis

Researchers have found evidence that levels of key substances in the blood may serve as useful markers for diagnosing low back pain.

By Peter Jaret
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When to See a Doctor for Neck Pain

Most neck pain is short lived. Find out how to tell if your neck pain is more serious, and the symptoms that signal you should see a doctor.

By HealthAfter50