Coping and support
The benefits of supportive personal relationships are less stress and better health. Here's how to get and stay connected.
Lifestyle and home remedies
Arthritis shouldn't keep you from exercising. Regular exercise increases your strength and flexibility, reduces pain and fights fatigue.
Edema — swelling caused by excess fluid in tissues — can affect any part of your body. Treating the underlying cause is key to resolving edema.
Tests and diagnosis
MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.
Find out what the results of a rheumatoid factor test may mean.
X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.
Treatments and drugs
Corticosteroids, such as prednisone and cortisone, are used to successfully treat a variety of conditions. But these medications can also cause unwanted side effects. Get the facts here.
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