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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Rheumatologist Suggests Number One Arthritis Drug Is Underutilized, Underdosed

Nov. 18, 2015 — Physicians are underutilizing methotrexate, the leading drug for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or not keeping patients on the drug long enough before switching them to more expensive biologic drug ... read more

Blanket Approach to Asthma Treatment Not Ideal, Researchers Find

Nov. 12, 2015 — Research into the effects of dust mite and cockroach allergens has found that different types of asthma respond differently to a new experimental treatment. The study also suggests that an antibody ... read more

Receptors on Bone Cells Connected to Inflammatory Bone Loss, Bone Formation

Nov. 12, 2015 — Receptors on bone cells activate bone loss in contact with bacteria that cause inflammation in patients resulting in loosening of the teeth, loosening dental and orthopaedic implants or arthritis. ... read more

New Milestone in Cardiovascular Disease Management for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nov. 8, 2015 — Cardiovascular disease deaths are declining in people who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis after the year 2000, according to new research. This decline is found when compared to people ... read more

Is Treat-to-Target Really Working for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Nov. 8, 2015 — A new study shows that treating rheumatoid arthritis patients toward a target of remission or low disease activity works immediately and leads to higher remission ... read more

Body Mass Index May Be a Key to Achieving Sustained Remission in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nov. 8, 2015 — Being overweight or obese can reduce the likelihood of achieving sustained remission of early rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research ... read more

Diet May Determine Your Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nov. 8, 2015 — Two new studies show a person’s diet can significantly affect his or her chance of developing rheumatoid ... read more

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms Curbed by Bariatric Surgery

Nov. 8, 2015 — Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis symptoms were significantly lessened in patients who underwent bariatric -- or weight loss -- surgery, according to researchers. According to the study's ... read more

Deaths from Heart Disease Declining Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Nov. 8, 2015 — Rheumatoid arthritis patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease, but a new study shows that efforts to prevent heart problems and diagnose and treat heart disease ... read more

Exercise Program in Senior Centers Helps Decrease Participants' Pain and Improve Mobility

Nov. 7, 2015 — A study finds that a low-impact exercise program is improving quality of life for many older adults with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. The program, offered by Hospital for Special ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Joint inflammation (arthritis) is a common problem in medical practice and can be due to a variety of causes. Many types of inflammatory disorders affecting the joints belong to the diverse group of ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Increased Risk of Death

Nov. 2, 2015 — Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been associated with increased risk of death in the past, but a new study brings that risk into sharper focus. The new work suggests the importance of vigilance in ... read more

People Can Raise Their Pain Threshold by Altering Brain Chemistry, Study in Arthritis Patients Shows

Oct. 23, 2015 — The numbers of opiate receptors in the brain increases to combat severe pain in arthritis sufferers, researchers have shown for the first time. By applying heat to the skin using a laser stimulator, ... read more

Fresh Insight Into Rheumatoid Arthritis Offers Hope for Transforming Patient Care

Oct. 6, 2015 — Scientists have discovered what they believe has the potential to prevent the onset of an aggressive and hard-to-treat form of rheumatoid arthritis -- a condition that affects hundreds of thousands ... read more

Study Blocks Inflammatory Bone Loss in Gum Disease

Oct. 1, 2015 — A protein called Del-1, can inhibit bone loss associated with periodontitis, a new research study demonstrates. They also found the protein curbs the activity of osteoclasts, cells that absorb bone ... read more

Yoga Improves Arthritis Symptoms, Mood, Study Finds

Sep. 15, 2015 — Yoga can be safe and effective for people with arthritis, a randomized trial of people with two common forms of arthritis has found. The researchers report that eight weeks of yoga classes improved ... read more

New Classification System Developed for Gout

Sep. 14, 2015 — A panel of experts and researchers has developed a new classification system for gout, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. This new system standardizes the classification of this ... read more

High BMI Could Reduce Men's Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis, but Not Women's

Sep. 8, 2015 — A high body mass index could reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis in men, according to a study. When looking into why a high BMI would reduce the risk of men developing RA in the future, the ... read more

Knee and Hip Replacements May Be Bad for the Heart

Aug. 31, 2015 — Contrary to recent reports, researchers found that osteoarthritis patients who had total knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, were at increased risk of heart attack ... read more

Gene Regulating Severity of Tissue Damage Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis Identified

Aug. 31, 2015 — Scientists have identified a new protein (C5orf30) which regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and ... read more

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