Rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular risk: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Eric Matteson on the increased cardiovascular risk for women with rheumatoid arthritis. To listen, click the link below. RA and CV Risk

Stem cells reduce pain of knee arthritis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Many people suffer from painful and debilitating osteoarthritis of the knee. In a recent study, experts at Mayo Clinic tested the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells to reduce arthritic pain and disability.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Shane Shapiro talks about how stem cell therapy offers great hope for the future of […]

Weight and osteoarthritis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Shreyasee Amin tells us about the association between osteoarthritis and being overweight. To listen, click the link below. Weight and osteoarthritis

Discovery’s Edge: Linking gut bacteria to Rheumatoid Arthritis

The cause of rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic autoimmune disease, is unknown. But certain genes and environmental factors, such as smoking, are linked to the disease process. Now Mayo Clinic research suggests a new link: the composition of gut microbes. Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine, recently demonstrated a relationship […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Stem cells reduce pain of knee arthritis

Many people suffer from painful and debilitating osteoarthritis of the knee. In a recent study, experts at Mayo Clinic tested the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells to reduce arthritic pain and disability.  In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Shane Shapiro about how stem cell therapy offers great hope for […]

Mayo Clinic finds surprising results on first-ever test of stem cell therapy to treat arthritis

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida have conducted the world’s first prospective, blinded and placebo-controlled clinical study to test the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells, a regenerative medicine therapy, to reduce arthritic pain and disability in knees. The researchers say such testing is needed because there are at least […]

Mayo Clinic research sheds light on why some rheumatoid arthritis patients respond poorly to biologics

SAN FRANCISCO­ — A Mayo Clinic study is shedding light on why some rheumatoid arthritis patients respond poorly when treated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, part of a class of drugs called biologics. It comes down to proteins: specifically, a protein in the body that drives inflammation in the disease, the research found. The discovery is […]

Arthritis rate: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Shreyasee Amin comments on numbers out from the CDC on the rates of arthritis. To listen, click the link below. Arthritis Rate

Hand arthritis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Shreyasee Amin addresses some of the risk factors for osteoarthritis in the hand. To listen, click the link below. Hand Arthritis

Discovery’s Edge: The rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease connection

Physicians have long known that people with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions such as lupus are more likely to die at younger ages than are those without these conditions. Even with advances in treatment, the gap in life expectancy remains. No one knew why until 15 years ago. That’s when researchers at Mayo Clinic […]