Arthritis & Rheumatology

Many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their bodies over time. Sometimes their hands or knees or shoulders get sore and are hard to move and may become swollen. These people may have arthritis. Arthritis may be caused by inflammation of the tissue lining the joints. Some signs of inflammation include redness, heat, pain, and swelling.
What is Arthritis?

There are over 100 disorders that typically affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles and are termed arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Some of these may also involve internal organs.

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Auto-antibodies may explain why some people develop severe COVID-19

Auto-antibodies may explain why some people develop severe COVID-19

FDA approves first drug for patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome in nearly 14 years

FDA approves first drug for patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome in nearly 14 years

People with musculoskeletal pain report worsening symptoms during lockdown

People with musculoskeletal pain report worsening symptoms during lockdown

About 10% patients with severe disease create auto-antibodies that attack the immune system

About 10% patients with severe disease create auto-antibodies that attack the immune system

HSS researchers use novel MRI technique to study Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

HSS researchers use novel MRI technique to study Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

SMART program helps patients make more informed decisions about health

SMART program helps patients make more informed decisions about health

Genetic analysis finds link between obesity-related genes and rheumatoid arthritis

Genetic analysis finds link between obesity-related genes and rheumatoid arthritis

Targeted treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus

Targeted treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus

Men are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate than women

Men are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate than women

Making sense of blood glucose data to better optimize self-management of diabetes

Making sense of blood glucose data to better optimize self-management of diabetes

Machine-learning algorithm can detect early, subtle signs of osteoarthritis

Machine-learning algorithm can detect early, subtle signs of osteoarthritis

Study finds how different strategies may impact clinical trial enrollment

Study finds how different strategies may impact clinical trial enrollment

Psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients, study reveals

Psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients, study reveals

Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes

Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes

Engineered, high-affinity ACE2 receptors neutralize SARS-CoV-2

Engineered, high-affinity ACE2 receptors neutralize SARS-CoV-2

Animal data supports efficacy of baricitinib vs SARS-COV-2

Animal data supports efficacy of baricitinib vs SARS-COV-2

Study finds increased risk of serious complications in children taking oral steroids

Study finds increased risk of serious complications in children taking oral steroids

Gut Microbiome Health Index distinguishes between healthy and diseased microbiome

Gut Microbiome Health Index distinguishes between healthy and diseased microbiome

Biologic therapy for psoriasis could lead to significant reduction in heart disease

Biologic therapy for psoriasis could lead to significant reduction in heart disease

Rheumatology providers and patient advocates urge lawmakers to address healthcare challenges

Rheumatology providers and patient advocates urge lawmakers to address healthcare challenges