Arthritis Self-Management Extra Archive

Welcome to Arthritis Self-Management Extra, your source of breaking news and authoritative information about the more than 100 types of arthritis and arthritis-related conditions. Every other week, we bring you the practical information you need to manage your arthritis and improve your overall health and well-being.

September 2, 2021

Breaking News

Two Hip Replacement Implants Are Recalled

DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has recalled two hip replacement implants because of data showing that they failed at higher-than-usual rates. People who have the recalled implants should see their orthopedic surgeon to have their artificial hip joint checked out.... Read more »

Living Well


Arthritis can take a toll on many aspects of your life, not least your ability to work. When you first realize that arthritis is affecting you, it can cause you significant worry. If you’re already working, you may find yourself wondering whether you will be able to continue at your job. If you’re looking for work, you may wonder whether arthritis will affect the kind of job you’ll be able to do.... Read more »

Taking Healthy Steps

Office Workouts: 8 Exercises to Do at Your Desk

How do you know you’ve sat for too long at your desk? Do you feel that nagging knot at the base of your neck, or the dull, persistent throb of an irritable low back? You’d think that sitting at a desk would be straightforward, but the truth is that holding yourself in a single position for a long time can bring about stiffness and weakness in the joints and muscles.... Read more »

Featured Recipe

Pasta With Fresh Tomatoes

After a long day at the office, you don't want to slave away in the kitchen to get supper on the table. You need something quick and easy — and this delicious pasta dish fits the bill.... Read more »

Featured Definition


Americans with Disabilities Act — a law that protects the civil rights of individuals with disabilities, guaranteeing them equal opportunity in employment, transportation, public accommodations, state and local government services, and telecommunications.... Read more »

August 19, 2021

Breaking News

Study Finds That RA Raises Diabetes Risk

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) know that their condition puts them at a higher risk of several conditions, including heart disease and osteoporosis. Now a large study from Canada finds that people with RA, as well as people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, are at an increased risk of developing diabetes.... Read more »


Taking Your Medicines Safely

Errors related to medicines are all too common, and it's easy to see why. From the writing and filling of a prescription to the drug's daily use, there are plenty of opportunities for human error. If you’re like many people, there will be times when you wonder if you’re doing all you can when it comes to taking your medicines safely. Do you know enough about the possible side effects? Are you sure about the dose?... Read more »

Healthy Aging

Drugs and the Aging Body

Your knees are aching, so you reach for the bottle of Tylenol or Advil, pop a tablet, and wash it down with some water. Easy enough, right? But what happens to that medicine once you take it — where does it go in the body and how does it start to work? Is the process the same in a young person and a senior? Does the fact that older people often take several drugs complicate matters?... Read more »

Featured Recipe

Spinach Risotto

You know that spinach is great for you, but you just don't love it — yet. Try this luxurious risotto, which will get even the pickiest of eaters to enjoy their leafy greens.... Read more »

Featured Definition


A factor that makes it inadvisable to use a drug, procedure, or other type of treatment in a given individual. Such factors are listed on the labels of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.... Read more »

In This Issue

Breaking News

Many People Not Getting Recommended RA Drugs

Feeling Good


Living Well With RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Heart

Featured Recipe

Sweet Roasted Almonds

Featured Definition

Omega-3 Fatty Acid

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