Rheumatoid vs Osteoarthritis: What’s the Difference?

Rheumatoid vs Osteoarthritis: What’s the Difference?

Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are both forms of inflammation of the joints but they are actually very different types of a broader condition called arthritis. There are many forms of arthritis, including gout, but RA and OA are two of the most...
Drug Holiday Effects on Osteoporosis Patients

Drug Holiday Effects on Osteoporosis Patients

Researchers are confirming “drug holidays” require closer follow-up and attention, especially in patients at high risk of fracturing. Patients who take osteoporosis drugs for years at a time are typically advised to take a “drug holiday” or temporarily discontinue...
Gout: A Chronic Disease

Gout: A Chronic Disease

Gout’s reputation as the “disease of kings” is widely undeserved, though many would be surprised to hear that. Often mistaken for only an effect of obesity, gout is dismissed as a more serious ailment, which could leave the patient in great pain and without an...
Arthritis Drugs Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Arthritis Drugs Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

People who have chronic rheumatoid arthritis are well aware of the benefits that arthritis medication presents. But it turns out that arthritis medication may not just help soothe aching joints. It may, according to recent data, play a part in helping to deter...
Overactive Immune System Linked to Lyme Disease?

Overactive Immune System Linked to Lyme Disease?

Upwards of 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year.  This infection, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a bacterium transferred during a tick bite, affects everything from normal sleep patterns to arthritis in a small percentage of patients. If caught...