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Through my eyes: Aortic dissection
Timo Söderlund is the co-founder of Global Aortic Awareness Day. He started this after being diagnosed with the condition in 2012. (Medical News Today)

Thumb arthritis: What to know
Thumb arthritis, or basal joint arthritis, affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It can cause pain and limit the thumb’s range of movement. Thumb arthritis is usually a type of osteoarthritis, meaning it develops due to wear and tear. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment here. (Medical News Today)

Double mastectomy recovery: What to know
It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also cover how to prepare for the procedure and the length of the recovery time. (Medical News Today)

How does RA affect different parts of the body?
The hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is pain in the joints, but it can also affect many other body parts. In this article, we look at the diverse systemic and long-term effects of RA. (Medical News Today)

What to know about rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy
Many women with rheumatoid arthritis experience a reduction in symptoms during pregnancy. However, this is not always the case, and some women may experience a flare shortly after childbirth. In this article, learn how rheumatoid arthritis affects pregnancy, including the possible risks and impact on symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Chronic pain and the power of placebo
The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. A new study unlocks the psychological and neuroanatomical differences between these people. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between lupus and arthritis?
Lupus and arthritis are separate conditions. However, arthritis is one of the most common symptoms of lupus. There may also be a genetic link between rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In this article, we look at the connection between lupus and arthritis, along with the causes, symptoms, and treatment of the conditions. (Medical News Today)

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the wrists?
The wrist is one of the areas most commonly affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA can cause symptoms such as inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints. Over time, it can cause permanent damage. People often benefit from RA treatments, including wrist exercises, medication, and in extreme cases, surgery. (Medical News Today)

What is palindromic rheumatism?
Palindromic rheumatism is a rare autoimmune form of arthritis that causes flares of inflammation and stiffness. It does not cause lasting damage to the joints, but it can progress into rheumatoid arthritis. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, treatments, and outlook statistics for palindromic rheumatism. (Medical News Today)

What's the difference between Vicodin and tramadol?
Tramadol and Vicodin are pain relief medications that a doctor may prescribe when over-the-counter (OTC) medications do not prove effective. Both medications are opioids and are very powerful. They both have side effects and interactions with other drugs. Learn more about the difference between Tramadol and Vicodin. (Medical News Today)

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles?
Rheumatoid arthritis or RA, can affect the ankle joints in the same way as other joints, causing pain, inflammation, and swelling. RA in the ankles is less common than in other areas, such as the hands and feet, and may develop as the condition progresses. Learn about what RA in the ankles may feel like and treatments. (Medical News Today)

Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulders. Keeping the joints mobile can relieve arthritis symptoms, such as pain and swelling. In this article, we explain how to perform specific shoulder stretches to improve range of motion and strength. We also cover how to exercise safely with arthritis. (Medical News Today)

Brain study shows why mindfulness eases pain
A new study delves into the neurological mechanisms that explain why people who are more mindful experience less pain than those who are not. (Medical News Today)

Pictures of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the shape and size of the joints, often in the hands, feet, and knees. X-rays and MRI scans can identify any damage that RA has caused. Seeing pictures of the symptoms can help people understand them better. In this article, we use images to take a close look at the symptoms of RA. (Medical News Today)

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the elbow?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect any joint in the body, including the elbow joint. RA in the elbow can change the shape of the joint, which can reduce mobility. Some people may also develop nodules around the elbow. In this article, we look at how RA affects the elbow, what it feels like, and ways to treat it. (Medical News Today)

How do you use a suppository?
A suppository is a medication that is inserted into the rectum, vagina, or urethra to be broken down and absorbed by the body. Suppository uses include asthma, allergies, and pain. Suppositories are typically safe and effective. Learn more about how suppositories work, and follow a guide on how to use them, here. (Medical News Today)

Common painkiller poses risk to heart health
New research suggests that a widely used painkiller raises the risk of major cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke. (Medical News Today)

Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs
Swelling around a joint is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. It often appears around the hands and feet and is caused by inflammation or a buildup of fluid in the lining of the joint. Learn how this swelling occurs, where it can appear, and how people can treat this symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. (Medical News Today)

How long do hemorrhoids last? What to know
Hemorrhoids are a common problem, particularly during pregnancy and as people age. While hemorrhoids sometimes only last for a few days and cause mild symptoms, some people experience frequent or long-lasting hemorrhoids. Here, learn more about how long hemorrhoids last. We also cover treatment and home remedies. (Medical News Today)

What causes pinkish-brown discharge?
Various factors affect the color of vaginal discharge. Pinkish-brown discharge is usually not a cause for concern, but it may sometimes occur due to a condition that requires treatment. Here, we look at the causes of pink or brown discharge, including periods, pregnancy, and infection, and discuss when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What causes itchy nipples while breastfeeding?
Itchy nipples are a common complaint, especially in the initial weeks of breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy nipples and breasts while breastfeeding, including thrush, a bad latch, contact dermatitis, and the let-down reflex. We also cover how to get relief at home and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Rheumatoid arthritis and back pain
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the joints in the spine, including the cervical and lumbar vertebrae. This can cause pain and stiffness in the back. In this article, we look at how people can relieve pain associated with RA in the back. We also explore the causes and symptoms of RA back pain. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs of prostate infection?
When an infection in the prostate results in inflammation, this is called bacterial prostatitis. Symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and difficulty urinating. The infection may be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term), and a treatment plan may include medication, or surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to manage morning stiffness with rheumatoid arthritis
A high percentage of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) experience stiff joints in the morning. People can relieve this morning stiffness by planning ahead and developing a morning routine to help deal with their symptoms. Learn about ways to manage and prevent morning stiffness here. (Medical News Today)

Anti-inflammatory meal plan: 26 recipes to try
For people with chronic inflammatory conditions, diet can have a powerful effect. Certain foods can help to reduce joint pain, stiffness, and other symptoms. These include omega-3s, antioxidants, and probiotics. In this article, we provide 26 anti-inflammatory recipes you can use in a healthful, nutritious meal plan. (Medical News Today)

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