Arthritis & Rheumatology

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.
What is Arthritis?

There are over 100 disorders that typically affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles and are termed arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Some of these may also involve internal organs.

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Rigidity of tissues drives immune system activity, UCLA study finds

Rigidity of tissues drives immune system activity, UCLA study finds

A satisfying romantic relationship predicts lower stress, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

A satisfying romantic relationship predicts lower stress, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Guidance for assessing bone density and microarchitecture in vivo with HR-pQCT

Guidance for assessing bone density and microarchitecture in vivo with HR-pQCT

A cytokine pattern that predicts adverse outcomes in COVID-19

A cytokine pattern that predicts adverse outcomes in COVID-19

Lancet issues correction on paper than prompted WHO to suspend Hydroxychloroquine trial

Lancet issues correction on paper than prompted WHO to suspend Hydroxychloroquine trial

Study highlights potential benefits of new drug for inflammatory diseases

Study highlights potential benefits of new drug for inflammatory diseases

Researchers develop new method to measure hydroxychloroquine levels in SLE patients

Researchers develop new method to measure hydroxychloroquine levels in SLE patients

Researchers use optical mapping system to observe the effect of hydroxychloroquine

Researchers use optical mapping system to observe the effect of hydroxychloroquine

C-DOCTOR receives $30-million grant from NIDCR for tissue and organ regeneration research

C-DOCTOR receives $30-million grant from NIDCR for tissue and organ regeneration research

Study examines changes in prescription patterns during COVID-19 pandemic

Study examines changes in prescription patterns during COVID-19 pandemic

CBD treatment improves arthritis symptoms in dogs, study finds

CBD treatment improves arthritis symptoms in dogs, study finds

Is vitamin D really linked to excess COVID-19 mortality?

Is vitamin D really linked to excess COVID-19 mortality?

EULAR publishes updated recommendations for treating people with psoriatic arthritis

EULAR publishes updated recommendations for treating people with psoriatic arthritis

WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 trial over safety concerns

WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 trial over safety concerns

Montefiore and Einstein evaluate a new drug combination to fight COVID-19

Montefiore and Einstein evaluate a new drug combination to fight COVID-19

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease

Treatment with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine offers no benefit for COVID-19 patients

Treatment with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine offers no benefit for COVID-19 patients

Virginia Tech researcher wins $661,216 grant to study Lyme arthritis

Virginia Tech researcher wins $661,216 grant to study Lyme arthritis

Researchers to use digital technologies to help tackle chronic disease

Researchers to use digital technologies to help tackle chronic disease

ACR warns about the economic impact of COVID-19 on rheumatology practices

ACR warns about the economic impact of COVID-19 on rheumatology practices