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UAB Harnesses Power of Tech to Learn More About Rheumatoid Arthritis

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May 25, 2014

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Arthritis, News, Rheumatoid Arthritis

UAB Harnesses Power of Tech to Learn More About Rheumatoid Arthritis
A team of researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are collaborating with the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s arthritis support community CreakyJoints.org to conduct a clinical study for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The news has been met with widespread enthusiasm especially considering the timely delivery during this year’s Arthritis Awareness… Read More
 

A Non-Statin Therapy Shows Promise in Global Study

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May 15, 2014

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High Cholesterol, News

A Non-Statin Therapy Shows Promise in Global Study
We’ve discussed this at length in the past, but statins have been a serious point of contention when it comes to treating high cholesterol. Some people have been taking statins for years as an effective means of managing their cholesterol levels. However, there are some patients in which this commonly… Read More
 

Scientists Stave Off Osteoarthritis with 3D Printed Stem Cells

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May 9, 2014

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News, Osteoarthritis (OA)

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Too put it plainly, our knees are a very complex joints. Although some might argue that the human knee hasn’t adapted well to the average level of stress that our extended lifelines and expanded waistlines now put on them. This is one of the reasons that osteoarthritis (OA) of the… Read More
 

Lupus Research Institute Offers New Challenge to Supporters this May

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May 4, 2014

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Lupus, News

Lupus Research Institute Offers New Challenge to Supporters this May
We just heard that the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) is doing something very special for Lupus Awareness Month this year. In honor of this month and World Lupus Day on May 10th, the Institute has offered a challenge for anyone interested— “Take Lupus Research to the Power of 10” to… Read More
 

Did We Just Discover the Cure for High Cholesterol?

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April 25, 2014

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Heart Health, High Cholesterol, News

Did We Just Discover the Cure for High Cholesterol?
Conditions like obesity and heart disease are about as common as they come in the world today. Health experts have wracked their brains for better ways to prevent people from developing these conditions, but it has proven quite the challenge. Studies have shown us that genetics play a strong role… Read More
 

Take Control of Your Gout with these 6 Dietary Adjustments

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April 17, 2014

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Gout, News

Take Control of Your Gout with these 6 Dietary Adjustments
If you have gout, then you already know about how painful and debilitating this condition can be. Most people develop gouty symptoms in the joints of their feet– particularly at the base of their big toe. The pain and inflammation is caused by a build-up of uric acid in the… Read More
 

Type 1 Diabetes Should be Diagnosed in Children before DKA Crisis

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April 9, 2014

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Diabetes, News

Type 1 Diabetes Should be Diagnosed in Children before DKA Crisis
A new clinical study has shown that nearly a third of all children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes present with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This complicating condition is life-threatening but can be prevented. DKA is the result of a chronically low level of insulin and is less likely amongst children who… Read More
 

New Study on Genetics Explains Why Infections can Trigger RA

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April 3, 2014

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News, Rheumatoid Arthritis

New Study on Genetics Explains Why Infections can Trigger RA
The findings from a recent international study could significantly change the way rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is diagnosed and subsequently treated. This new research provides further insight on the role genetics plays when it comes to the onset of this chronic autoimmune disease. Scientists from 15 leading institutions around the world… Read More
 

Eating More Fish Can Improve Your Good Cholesterol

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March 26, 2014

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Heart Health, High Cholesterol, News

Eating More Fish Can Improve Your Good Cholesterol
Research has already shown that eating fish can provide numerous health benefits. Fish can help improve your cardiovascular health, and the Omega-3 is great for memory among other things. Most people who are watching out for calories know that fish provides a good low-cal meal option. Well, a new study… Read More
 

The Risk of Methotrexate on Pregnancies

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March 17, 2014

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Methotrexate, News, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Courtesy of Teza Harinaivo
Methotrexate is one of the more commonly used drugs for people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other rheumatic conditions. This medication was originally designed to treat cancer patients, so prescribed doses are low for RA patients. Unfortunately, methotrexate leads to a number of side effects that can be fairly… Read More
 
 
 

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