Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series “The Short Answer.” Rheumatologist Chad Deal, MD, explains why gum disease and arthritis may be more linked than you think.
Your immune system usually protects you in a process that few of us think about. But sometimes, things go wrong, and it fails. Find out what happens — and why.
The immune system is your body’s internal attack dog against foreign invaders or threats to your health. Find out how it works and how best to keep it healthy.
Of the more than 100 conditions that fall under the umbrella term “arthritis,” rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the two most common. Learn more.
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Discover the truth behind this and other common misconceptions about arthritis. A rheumatologist shares five facts that often surprise his patients.
When you seek help for an aching knee, shoulder or other joint, one of the first things a doctor will do is try to see which of the two major types of arthritis you have. Three questions help give them the answer.
It’s a familiar scene. You turn up the thermostat; your partner turns it down. Some people struggle with feeling cold all the time — especially when it comes to their hands and feet. Find out when you should see a doctor.
Skiers and snowboarders dealing with arthritis have more concerns than just which resort to choose. Get advice on smart ways to enjoy your hobby.
In addition to damaging your lungs, tobacco use is a significant contributor to pain throughout the body. Find out if smoking is hurting you more than you know.
Have you ever bent over to grab something only to be paralyzed by sharp back pain? If you haven’t had a fall or experienced any other trauma and you’re beyond age 60, another possible reason is a compression fracture. It’s more common in postmenopausal women, but it can happen in men too.