Outcomes Have Improved for PAH in Connective Tissue Disease

Survival rates for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with connective tissue diseases have improved significantly in recent years, and there is growing evidence that treatments for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension can also benefit this group. In an article published online Feb. 3, 2021, in Arthritis & Rheumatology, researchers report […]

Link Between Chronic Illness and Depression

By Lana Barhum Chronic illness and pain are generally associated with increased risk for depression, and depression is a common complication of being sick and in pain. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic reports that at least one-third of people living with a serious health condition will experience symptoms of depression. […]

Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Joint Pain in Arthritis?

Skip to: How is alcohol consumption linked with arthritis? How alcohol consumption impacts arthritis? What are the negative effects of alcohol on arthritis? Is there any benefit of alcohol consumption in arthritis? Image Credit: DimaBerlin / Shutterstock Arthritis is a disease of joints, characterized most commonly by joint swelling, stiffness, […]

Arthritis anti-inflammatory treatment could halt immune system 'storm'

Could an arthritis drug be a breakthrough treatment for Covid? Doctors say anti-inflammatory treatment could halt the immune system ‘storm’ responsible for killing thousands Doctors say anti-inflammatory treatment tocilizumab could save lives It could be used to halt the immune system ‘storm’ that has killed thousands If successful, it would only […]