Health Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Hand Arthritis

(HealthDay News) -- Hand arthritis symptoms may be mild at first, but they can become more severe and make it difficult to grasp ordinary objects.

Knee Arthritis: Steroid Shots May Not Help Long-Term, Ozone Injections Promising

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of aging Americans are plagued by arthritic knees, and two new studies offer insight into what might -- or might not -- help curb the condition.

Studies Explore Link Between Diet, Rheumatoid Arthritis

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your diet may influence your chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis, two new studies suggest.

Heart Disease Deaths Drop for Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Study

SUNDAY, Nov. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease-related deaths among Americans with rheumatoid arthritis are on the decline, according to a new study.

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis may raise the risk of early death by as much as 40 percent, with heart and respiratory problems the most common contributors to a shortened life span, a new study suggests.

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese and overweight people who have joint replacement surgeries are less likely to need blood transfusions and are no more likely to face complications than normal weight patients, a new analysis finds.

Tai Chi Might Help People With Long-Term Health Conditions

THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The slow, fluid movements of tai chi -- an ancient Chinese exercise -- appear to help older adults with chronic conditions improve their physical function, a new review suggests.

Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis?

FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oral contraceptives -- also known as birth control pills -- may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests.

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition.

Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.