May 14, 2015


Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Risk of a Surprise Heart Attack

New research suggests that one quarter of people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could have a heart attack without showing any symptoms beforehand. Cardiologist Dr. Adriana Puente, from the National Medical Centre “20 de Noviembre” ISSSTE in Mexico City, Mexico, said that RA “nearly doubles the risk of a heart attack, but most patients never knew they had heart disease and were never alerted about their cardiovascular risk.”

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Learning to Help Yourself

Learning to Help Yourself

For many people, learning how to manage arthritis or other chronic health conditions can be overwhelming. To help guide those living with chronic diseases, Sanford University developed the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), which provides practical, accessible ways to manage seemingly overwhelming situations.

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Preventing Lyme Disease

Preventing Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, which is transmitted to humans by blacklegged ticks. If left untreated, it can affect the heart and the nervous system and cause Lyme arthritis. You can help protect yourself from Lyme disease by reducing the risk of being bitten by a tick and learning how to remove a tick if one does get on you.

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Fresh Berry Smoothie

Fresh Berry Smoothie

Combine the flavors and produce of summer with an easy-to-make, super-good-for-you berry smoothie. This recipe combines the black raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries that will soon be growing in your back yard and at your local farmers’ market.

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Morning Stiffness

Physicians define morning stiffness as a lack of joint mobility that some patients experience upon awakening in the morning. It can be a symptom of several rheumatic conditions.

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