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Movies and TV are Giving People the Wrong Idea about Gout

If seeing is believing, then it’s no wonder gout is so misunderstood. Film and television often misrepresent the condition, a new study found.  Of the...

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Gout Patients’ Hidden Heart Risk

Joints become red, swollen and painful. For people with gout, these are telltale signs of an attack. But research suggests gout patients should also watch...

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Getting a Grip on Gout

Gout has quickly become a problem of global proportion. The disease, a debilitating form of inflammatory arthritis, has doubled in prevalence over recent decades. More...

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Living with the “King’s Disease”

By Kent Bressler, MA, RN As a boy I would see my grandfather in his worn recliner, foot elevated, with his big toe as red...

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Our Shared Struggle with Gout

Micah Yu, MD As a high school athlete, I was always pushing protein.  I didn’t pay attention to balanced nutrition.  I just ate whatever I...

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The Gout Advice Patients May Not Hear

By Allan Smiley, MD When it comes to suggestions for managing gout, anyone living with the condition is sure to receive an endless stream of...

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The Importance of Treating Gout Arthritis

David Mandel, MD Putting off any health issue will only make it worse.  When one has gout arthritis, it is no different.   I’ve seen patients...

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What Awaits Gout Patients at the ER

Patients experiencing a gout attack may get more than they bargained for at the emergency room. A new study reveals that nearly 30% of patients...

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Gout Patients Grapple with Infusion Confusion

Being diagnosed with gout can spring a number of surprises on people.  They must first come to understand the nature of the disease, which occurs...

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What You Didn’t Know About Gout

Whoever coined the old adage that “ignorance is bliss” clearly wasn’t thinking of gout.   Without proper knowledge of the disease, patients may suffer agonizing...

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What I Wish I’d Known about Gout & Kidney Disease

March is National Kidney Month, a time for advocates, health care providers, patients and their families to raise awareness about kidney health and kidney disease....

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Poll: Stigma & Misinformation May Stymie Gout Treatment

New survey data reveals that stigma, lack of awareness and misinformation may hinder treatment for gout, a chronic disease characterized by sudden and excruciating attacks....

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