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Obesity Increases Symptom Severity in Fibromyalgia Patients
According to a Mayo Clinic study published in the February 2012 issue of Arthritis Care & Research, there is an association between body mass index (BMI) and severity of symptoms in fibromyalgia patients. Read more...

Bugged by Joint Deformity Related to Arthritis?
Joint deformity is characteristic of certain types of arthritis. For example, ulnar deviation (joint deformity of the hand) is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Are you bugged by having a deformity? Has it affected how you feel about yourself? Share your story...

Does Risk of Non-serious Infection Increase With Steroids?
It is known that oral glucocorticoid therapy, such as prednisone or prednisolone, increases the risk of serious infection (infection leading to hospitalization, intravenous antibiotics, disability or death). What about the risk of non-serious infection? Read more...

Arthritis Screening Quiz
Arthritis is not a single disease. There are over 100 types of arthritis. Do you have symptoms of arthritis? Take our 22-question Arthritis Screening Quiz...


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