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Heart Risk Higher for Post-Surgery Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

From newsmax.com

People with rheumatoid arthritis face double the risk of dying from a heart attack following joint surgery, a new study finds. Rheumatoid arthritis (A) is an autoimmune disease that attacks tissues near the joints and other body parts. Out of every 100,000 people, 41 are diagnosed with RA every year.

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RA: Hypertension, High LDL Often Missed or Undertreated

By Janis C. Kelly — From medscape.com

— More than half of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are not receiving adequate treatment for cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, a new study has found.
"This study shows that traditional [CV] risk factors such as hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia are highly prevalent in RA patients following current guidelines…

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Rheumatoid arthritis risk in women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) higher, study shows

From belmarrahealth.com

By: Devon Andre | Arthritis | Monday, April 25, 2016 - 01:30 PM Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk is higher among women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research. PTSD is a condition resulting from a stressful or traumatic experience and is characterized by intrusive memories of the event, increased…

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Medical Marijuana for Rheumatoid Arthritis: What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

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Some rheumatoid arthritis patients say that using forms of medical marijuana eases the pain and inflammation they suffer from their condition. Yet most doctors specializing in rheumatoid arthritis treatment were unaware that a growing body of research identifies medical marijuana's active ingredient, cannabinoids, as a possible arthritis treatment, according to…

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Serotonin Deficiency May Be a Factor in Rheumatoid Arthritis

From healthline.com

The term serotonin is often recognized when it's used to discuss depression and mood disorders. Serotonin helps regulate mood and many antidepressant and antianxiety drugs act in concert with this important neurotransmitter.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Comes with a Heavy Cost to Patients, Economy

From healthline.com

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pay the price for living with their condition. The heavy financial burdens that weigh on some people with RA range from lost wages to skyrocketing medical expenses. There are also often the intangible factors such as a decrease in quality of life and an increase…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Risks and Benefits of Yoga

From newsmax.com

Physical activity is essential for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and yoga is an ideal exercise to promote joint health, according to the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center . The center points out that research suggests yoga provides improvement in physical, emotional, and mental well-being for people with rheumatoid arthritis and…

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Watch Cathy's health story about living with #RA #LiveBoldLiveNow

From healthcentral.com

I've had a lot of ups and downs with RA over the last 11 years, from periods of severe symptoms to periods of remission. Often, just when I think I have RA under control and I can physically do all I set my mind to do, I'll have a flare…

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