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Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia

Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia

In adjusted analysis, smoking tied to worse symptom severity, sleep problems, anxiety, depression.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

To investigate the association between hormone therapy and carpal tunnel syndrome risk, researchers conducted a secondary analysis of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials.

Subclinical Myocardial Inflammation Common in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Data show that myocardial inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis is related to disease activity and may contribute to increased risk for heart failure.

Opinion

Muscle pain in older adults may be polymyalgia rheumatica

Asking older patients about their muscle pain can help prevent undiagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.

Detecting sleep abnormalities early helps reduce fibromyalgia risk

Patients with sleep abnormalities are three- to five- times more likely to develop chronic pain from fibromyalgia, research shows.

GI side effects of pain medication

What are the side effects of fentanyl?

Clinical Feature

Examining the Role of Diet in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Examining the Role of Diet in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many components of diet have been implicated as possible risk factors for RA, with varying degrees of evidence.

Inflammatory Arthritis and the Gut Microbiome: Do Microbes Hold the Key to New Treatments?

Inflammatory Arthritis and the Gut Microbiome: Do Microbes Hold the Key to New Treatments?

Recent research points to an association between the gut microbiome composition and various types of immune-mediated inflammatory arthritides.

Slideshows

Image of the Week: Fever and Swollen, Erythematous Nodules in the Fingers

Image of the Week: Fever and Swollen, Erythematous Nodules in the Fingers

A 70-year-old man with a history of hypertension presents with fever and painful nodules in the joints of his fingers. ...

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