Chat With a Doctor: Hip and Knee Replacements

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about hip and knee replacements? Trevor Murray, MD,  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic & Rheumatological Institute, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at noon (ET). What You Need to Know About Hip and Knee Replacements Live Web … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Joint Pain in Children

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about children’s joint pain? Steven Spalding, MD and Andrew Zeft, MD, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, Pediatric Medical Subspecialties, will answer your questions about this pediatric medical problem. Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to be part of our live chat … Read More

Research Finds Exercise is Good for Arthritis (Video)

It was thought for many years that if you had arthritis, you should not exercise because it would damage your joints. Now, however, research has shown that exercise is an essential tool in managing your arthritis. Elaine Husni, MD, is a rheumatologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute. She says exercise will do more … Read More

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Not Just a Joint Disease

Contributor: Qingping Yao, MD, PhD Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an ongoing inflammatory autoimmune disease that primarily affects the small joints. In patients with an autoimmune disorder, the immune system can’t tell the difference between healthy body tissue and antigens. The result is an immune response that destroys normal body tissues. RA causes joint pain, pain … Read More

Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Strange Danger

There are two types of arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the type that concerns us here. That’s because people with RA have a significant risk of mortality, almost twice that of the normal population, adding up to a 15-18 year reduction in life span. Most of that risk comes from cardiovascular … Read More