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Many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their bodies over time. Sometimes their hands or knees or shoulders get sore and are hard to move and may become swollen. These people may have arthritis. Arthritis may be caused by inflammation of the tissue lining the joints. Some signs of inflammation include redness, heat, pain, and swelling. These problems are telling you that something is wrong. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Over time, in some types of arthritis but not in all, the joints involved can become severely damaged. There are different types of arthritis. In some diseases in which arthritis occurs, other organs, such as your eyes, your chest, or your skin, can also be affected. Some people may worry that arthritis means they won’t be able to work or take care of their children and their family. Others think that you just have to accept things like arthritis.
Shortage of pediatric rheumatologists often leads to improper diagnosis and treatment

Shortage of pediatric rheumatologists often leads to improper diagnosis and treatment

Aspirin might well be considered the top utility player in the medicine cabinet

Aspirin might well be considered the top utility player in the medicine cabinet

Canadian Rheumatology Association issues statement on Vioxx alternatives

Canadian Rheumatology Association issues statement on Vioxx alternatives

Rheumatoid arthritis results from a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers

Rheumatoid arthritis results from a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers

Study underscores the need for improved prevention and treatment of torn knee ligaments among young female athletes

Study underscores the need for improved prevention and treatment of torn knee ligaments among young female athletes

18 percent of seniors with chronic conditions such as heart disease and depression skip medicines due to costs

18 percent of seniors with chronic conditions such as heart disease and depression skip medicines due to costs

Immediate voluntary world-wide withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib)

Immediate voluntary world-wide withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib)

First U.S. program to allow citizens to purchase lower cost, safe prescription drugs from Europe and Canada

First U.S. program to allow citizens to purchase lower cost, safe prescription drugs from Europe and Canada

MHRA advice following withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib)

MHRA advice following withdrawal of Vioxx (rofecoxib)

Data demonstrate that Celebrex does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with arthritis and pain

Data demonstrate that Celebrex does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with arthritis and pain

We could soon be curing our athlete’s foot with alfalfa

We could soon be curing our athlete’s foot with alfalfa

Study to test the effectiveness of anti-depressants in treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Study to test the effectiveness of anti-depressants in treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Study on the long-term health effects associated with silicone breast implants

Study on the long-term health effects associated with silicone breast implants

FDA proposed new egg safety regulations to reduce Salmonella Enteritidis cases

FDA proposed new egg safety regulations to reduce Salmonella Enteritidis cases

So far only 4,000 of 50,000 slots have been filled in new demonstration prescription drug assistance program

So far only 4,000 of 50,000 slots have been filled in new demonstration prescription drug assistance program

Cancer drug effective at treating lupus

Cancer drug effective at treating lupus

Study looks at the patient-practitioner relationship in complementary and alternative therapies

Study looks at the patient-practitioner relationship in complementary and alternative therapies

Researchers unravel genetic makeup of ticks to tackle disease

Researchers unravel genetic makeup of ticks to tackle disease

Are Latin America and the Caribbean ready to meet the health challenges of the coming senior boom?

Are Latin America and the Caribbean ready to meet the health challenges of the coming senior boom?

Common enzyme acts as a natural brake to prevent potentially deadly runaway inflammation

Common enzyme acts as a natural brake to prevent potentially deadly runaway inflammation