Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee Sets the Record Straight About Opioid-Induced Constipation

During my time as a world-class Olympic track and field athlete, I competed at the highest possible level over the course of a 20-year period – but a rigorous Olympic career can take a toll on one’s body.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Also Ease Vitiligo

Case study showed tofacitinib cleared up skin pigmentation loss in woman after just 2 months

AN ILLNESS NOT JUST FOR OLD PEOPLE

REXBURG — It started in her back – paralyzing pain that sprang from seemingly nowhere.

Congressional Committee Voted to Eliminate AHRQ

On June 17, 2015 a Congressional committee voted to eliminate funding for the AHRQ, the only federal agency dedicated to patient-centered research.

Injuries Up Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis for People With Psoriasis

Injuries increase the risk of psoriatic arthritis in people who have psoriasis, a new study suggests. Psoriatic arthritis — chronic arthritis associated with the skin condition psoriasis — can lead to severe, disabling joint damage. About 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, according to the researchers.

The Problem With Drug Recalls

Without full responsibility for patient safety, it is too easy for manufacturers to continue to save dollars instead of lives.

Early clinical trial success for new rheumatoid arthritis treatment

University of Queensland researchers have developed a world-first vaccine-style therapeutic approach to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating disease affecting more than 450,000 people in Australia. UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Professor Ranjeny Thomas said results from the phase one clinical trial, published in Science Translational Medicine today, demonstrate the new treatment is safe and effective in supressing the immune response.

Megan Park: Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis Has Made Me ‘More Empathetic’ as an Actor

Megan Park shot to stardom playing conservative cheerleader Grace Bowman on ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager for six seasons. But behind the scenes, she had her own secret: She’s been living with rheumatoid arthritis for about a decade.

Actress Megan Park Shares Private Struggle With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Through Joint Decisions, Park joins a panel of experts connected to RA to empower those living with the disease to take charge of their health.

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain: Which Patients Have It Worse?

Chronic painful conditions can have a significant negative impact on a patient’s quality of life, but are some conditions worse than others? A recent study sought to determine which chronic pain condition creates the biggest burden on patient quality of life.