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What’s the Connection Between Food and Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms?

Can certain diets affect rheumatoid arthritis symptoms? Answer From Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Plant-based diets rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and low in saturated fats, sodium, and processed foods—basically a Mediterranean diet—might help reduce symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis. But most research studies supporting this benefit were poorly designed, or depended on the […]

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What’s the Connection Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression?

Is depression common in people with rheumatoid arthritis? Answers from April Chang-Miller, M.D. Rheumatoid arthritis and depression commonly occur together. Although this is known, people with rheumatoid arthritis often aren’t screened for depression, so it may not be diagnosed or treated. Studies show that if depression occurring with rheumatoid arthritis isn’t addressed, the treatment for […]

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What’s The Difference Between An ‘R Number’ And ‘K Number’ For COVID-19?

For weeks, we’ve listened to politicians and health experts talking about the “R number” in relation to coronavirus. But now, there’s a new metric taking center stage: the “K number.” Both values are calculated by mathematicians and scientists working to combat the pandemic and used to influence public health policies. The experts analyze vast amounts […]