Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Some children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have higher-than-average odds of developing epilepsy, a new study suggests.
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Some children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have higher-than-average odds of developing epilepsy, a new study suggests.

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Some children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have higher-than-average odds of developing epilepsy, a new study suggests.

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This Autoimmune Disorder May Shorten Life Span

  • Posted on: 4 November 2015
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Rheumatoid arthritis may raise the risk of early death by as much as 40 percent, with heart and respiratory problems the most common contributors to a shortened life span, a new study suggests.

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TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis may raise the risk of early death by as much as 40 percent, with heart and respiratory problems the most common contributors to a shortened life span, a new study suggests.

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Chickenpox Rates Have Decreased Significantly

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
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Chickenpox cases have decreased sharply since 1995 for several reasons—read on to learn why.

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THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, a new study shows.

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Better Education Often Leads to Better Diagnosis of Arthritis

  • Posted on: 27 May 2015
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CreakyJoints offers support and education to help people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Arthritis Power provides a research database.

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I'm living proof that autoimmune and rheumatic diseases can affect people of any age. I was only 19 years old and in college when I asked my doctor about my painful joints. During those early visits, I received a confusing diagnosis of osteoarthritis, something typically associated with older adults. Wasn't I too young for osteoarthritis?

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Possible Link Between Seafood and Autoimmune Disease Risk

  • Posted on: 10 February 2015
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The mercury found in some seafood may be linked to autoimmune disorders among women of childbearing age, new research suggests.

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TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mercury found in some seafood may be linked to autoimmune disorders among women of childbearing age, new research suggests.

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Tips for Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Posted on: 6 November 2011
  • By: jleff
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Take an active role in managing RA symptoms with these simple tips, and start feeling better today.
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Take an active role in managing RA symptoms with these simple tips, and start feeling better today.

managing rheumatoid arthritis - woman looking out windowJuggling a busy schedule of family, career, household, friends and other commitments can be challenging, especially when living with a chronic, sometimes debilitating disease like rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The symptoms of RA can be uncomfortable, often painful and can interfere with everyday activities.

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