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Antibiotics and Methotrexate Don't Mix

It is very important to avoid taking antibiotics and methotrexate at the same time for these two reasons.

By Lisa Emrich
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Regular Cannabis Users May Need Twice the Amount of Sedation During Surgery

While many people sing the praises of marijuana and its benefits, the drug isn’t without its risks. And the latest may affect your sedation levels in the operating room.

By Lara DeSanto
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Headache? Marijuana May Cut Your Pain by 50%

For the first time, researchers found that puffing on a little cannabis for migraines helps reduce the pain—by a lot.

By Lara DeSanto
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Taking CBD Oil for RA

CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant, and it's an increasingly popular alternative treatment for people with chronic pain from RA.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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How Your RA Body Feels on Biologics

Here's what to expect when you start taking a biologic drug for RA—straight from other people who take them and some medical experts, too.

By Erin L. Boyle
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Rethink Steroid Shots When Your Joint's 'Out of Joint'

Before you rush out to get that corticosteroid injection for your throbbing knee, consider this—a new study says it may do more harm than good.

By Stephanie Stephens
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Supplements for Rheumatoid Arthritis

More and more doctors are recommending food and dietary supplements to help treat chronic diseases like RA. See which natural treatments might be right for you.

By Jerilyn Covert
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The Differences (and Similarities) You Need to Know About Past and Present Hepatitis C Treatment

Older treatment for Hepatitis C had a lot of side effects and you had to stay on the drugs for a long time. With new meds, these downsides are mostly a thing of the past.

By Erin L. Boyle
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The Crohn’s Complication You Need to Know About: Short Bowel Syndrome

Between 10,000 and 20,000 Americans are living with short bowel syndrome. Here's what you should know.

By Lisa Fields
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15 Minutes Can Make all the Difference When You Have a Stroke

Getting prompt treatment after a stroke could save your life. Learn the signs here.

By Lara DeSanto