In the News: July 2016

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After prescription drugs have been out on the market for a number of years, most become available in less-costly generic versions. The FDA approved a new drug for people with two of the less common types of arthritis-ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Being overweight or obese can raise your risk for developing osteoarthritis (especially in the knees) and can make symptoms worse if you have it. Not that we need one more reason to quit smoking (or never start), but new research shows that people with rheumatoid arthritis who smoke are likely to die sooner than those who dont smoke.
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