Items Tagged ‘News Tips and Features’

New Data Released on Relationship Between Obesity and Spondyloarthopathy Outcomes

November 13th, 2017

New Data Released on Relationship Between Obesity and Spondyloarthopathy Outcomes

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Obese patients with axial spondyloarthropathy have worse disease outcomes, including higher disease activity, worse physical function and lower quality of life, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Axial spondyloarthropathy (axSpa) is an inflammatory disease with low back pain as its main symptom.  Spondyloarthritis (Spa) […]

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Tags: american college rheumatology annual meeting 2017, News Tips and Features, rheumatoid arthritis


How to Relieve a Stiff Neck-Tips on a Common Condition and Self-care Measures

November 13th, 2017

How to Relieve a Stiff Neck-Tips on a Common Condition and Self-care Measures

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There are pains in the neck . . . and then there are stiff necks. Unlike the former, however, a stiff neck is always an actual physical condition and typically prompts questions on how to relieve it, says interventional pain management specialist Kaliq Chang, MD. Stiff neck is an extremely common problem, with the U.S. […]

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Tags: arthritis, neck pain, News Tips and Features, stiff neck


Obesity Linked to Lower Remission, Higher Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

November 9th, 2017

Obesity Linked to Lower Remission, Higher Disability in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose body-mass index scores are higher have lower rates of remission and higher rates of disability, and effective weight screening and management should be a central feature of RA management, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is […]

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Opioids & Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

November 8th, 2017

Opioids & Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Opioids and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a widely used group of antidepressants, are both associated with higher risk of osteoporotic fractures for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, […]

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Age, Low CRP Levels Help Predict Success in Tapering of Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

November 7th, 2017

Age, Low CRP Levels Help Predict Success in Tapering of Biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Rheumatoid arthritis patients in remission may experience more successful tapering of their biologic drugs if they meet a certain set of factors, including younger age, no concomitant steroid use, and low level of serum CRP, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) […]

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Obesity Associated With Higher Degree of Synovitis In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

November 6th, 2017

Obesity Associated With Higher Degree of Synovitis In Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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Excess weight is linked to a higher degree of synovitis in people with rheumatoid arthritis and can affect their treatment response, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limitation in the motion […]

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Vitamin D – What You Need to Know As Winter Approaches

October 30th, 2017

Vitamin D – What You Need to Know As Winter Approaches

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Sunshine is a main source of vitamin D and as winter approaches your vitamin D level is likely to be lower. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes from dietary supplements, foods such as fortified milk and cereal, certain kinds of fish, and exposure to sunlight.  Vitamin D is important for bone health, and […]

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Tags: bone health, cancer, News Tips and Features, Osteoporosis, vitamin d


FDA Extends Simponi Approval to Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

October 26th, 2017

FDA Extends Simponi Approval to Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

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The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved Simponi (golimumab) for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or active ankylosing spondylitis (AS), which is administered as a 30-minute infusion. Simponi was originally approved in 2013 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe active rheumatoid arthritis.  Simponi® is one of five marketed TNF inhibitors […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), AS, golimumab, News Tips and Features, PsA, Psoriatic Arthritis, Simponi


Flu Shot 101 – What You Need to Know

October 18th, 2017

Flu Shot 101 – What You Need to Know

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Flu season is here again, and besides a fever and runny nose, it can bring about the longtime controversy surrounding vaccines. In order to protect more human lives this year and to clarify some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the flu vaccine, the team at ConsumerSafety.org met with Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease […]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease is Associated with Increased risk of other Immune Mediated Diseases

October 17th, 2017

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is Associated with Increased risk of other Immune Mediated Diseases

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A Danish National Patient Registry based analyses has shown higher rates of immune mediated diseases (IMD) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an immune-mediated chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Normally, the cells and proteins that make up the immune system protect you from infection. In people with IBD, however, […]

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Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Asthma, Celiac disease, immune mediated disease, inflammatory bowel disease., Iridocyclitis, News Tips and Features, Primary sclerosing cholangitis, psoriasis, Pyoderma gangrenosum, rheumatoid arthritis, Sarcoidosis


CONDITIONS OF THE GI TRACT