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U.S. Food And Drug Administration Approves New Treatment for Adults with Moderately to Severely Active RA

From pfizer.com

NEW YORK—( BUSINESS WIRE)—This release has been updated with multimedia. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved XELJANZ ® (tofacitinib citrate) 5 mg twice daily for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had…

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FDA Asks Health Care Providers to Limit Acetaminophen

From arthritistoday.org

In an attempt to encourage safer use of one of the most commonly taken medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked health care professionals to stop giving patients prescription combination drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen per dose.
“By limiting the maximum amount of…

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High Cooking Temperature and Inflammation

From arthritistoday.org

If you’ve already given up fried bacon and grilled steak to reduce saturated fat in your diet, there may be another good reason to continue to avoid these foods. Foods typically cooked at high temperatures, like meats, may contribute to the risk and exacerbation of chronic diseases linked with inflammation.

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Laser 'acupuncture' cure for arthritis pain

From co.uk

The technique involves zapping sore joints with a powerful beam of light. It stimulates the same pressure points targeted in acupuncture - but using low-energy lasers rather than needles. Volunteers who had the treatment at the University of Dundee reported a ­significant reduction in pain and ­discomfort and an improvement…

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What Role Do Your Vitamins Play in Treating Your Arthritis?

From storify.com

Those of us who suffer from arthritis in its various forms know what it is to live with pain. We also are on a constant search for something to treat the arthritis without breaking our health or our budget, and without constant doctor visits.

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Choice of Footwear May Help Knee OA

From arthritistoday.org

Wearing flat and flexible shoes that allow your feet to move more naturally results in self-reported improvements in pain, function and quality of life among people with knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study presented at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting in San Diego this week. Patients who…

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FDA Approves Monovisc for Knee Osteoarthritis

From about.com

The U.S. FDA approved Monovisc on February 25, 2014. Monovisc is a single injection supplement to synovial fluid (i.e., viscosupplement), used to relieve pain and improve joint mobility in patients with knee osteoarthritis who failed to respond to conservative non-drug treatment and to simple painkillers, such as acetaminophen.

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