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The Paleo Lifestyle: More Than Just a Diet

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April 22, 2013

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The Paleo Lifestyle: More Than Just a Diet
The paleo diet, also known as the caveman diet, has produced quite a following from the serious exercise and fitness enthusiasts all the way to people who are just looking to live a little healthier. This diet is based on a fairly simple premise that we should be eating more… Read More
 

Getting Ready for Lupus Awareness Month

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April 17, 2013

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Getting Ready for Lupus Awareness Month
As you may already know, Lupus Awareness Month is just around the corner, and that means that there are already plenty of people who are ready to rock some purple in support of anyone they may know who is living with this chronic autoimmune disease. Last year, we asked people… Read More
 

Self-Management Techniques for Osteoarthritis

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April 16, 2013

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Self-Management Techniques for Osteoarthritis
You don’t have to rely solely on the help of your doctor when it comes to the management of your osteoarthritis (OA). In fact, there are a number of self-management programs which were specifically formatted for people with this medical condition. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in… Read More
 

Testosterone Levels in Men Could Predict Future Development of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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April 10, 2013

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Testosterone Levels in Men Could Predict Future Development of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Recent research on rheumatoid arthritis has suggested that low levels of testosterone in men could mean that they have a greater risk of developing this chronic autoimmune disease later in life. These findings have been published in the latest issue of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. These latest findings are… Read More
 

We Are Honoring IBS Awareness Month

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April 5, 2013

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, News

Did you know that IBS Awareness Month is honored during the month of April? Throughout the entire month, advocacy groups will be working to help more people who may be experiencing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). As it stands, many people who have IBS tend to not talk… Read More
 

Uncovering the Mystery of Methotrexate

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March 30, 2013

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Methotrexate, News, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Uncovering the Mystery of Methotrexate
Health care providers are already aware of the ways that methotrexate can help people who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. This drug has proven effective at limiting the amount of joint pain that this inflammatory disease causes while also allowing for better joint function. Plus, it is relatively inexpensive… Read More
 

Why Does Pain Medication Cause Constipation?

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March 25, 2013

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Constipation, News

Why Does Pain Medication Cause Constipation?
  For most people, narcotic pain medication will usually cause some mild constipation. These medications actually cause the bowel movements to slow down as digested food moves through the intestines. When this happens, the stool will become much harder, since more fluids will be extracted as it slowly makes its… Read More
 

Marine Compound Could Lead to Improved Drug Therapies for COPD

Marine Compound Could Lead to Improved Drug Therapies for COPD
Pharmaceutical researchers working at the University of Florida have discovered a new marine compound, which they believe could pave the way to vastly improved drug therapies for pulmonary diseases like COPD. Instead of just being used to manage their symptoms, this marine compound could actually be able to inhibit the… Read More
 

Lupus Research Institute Calls for More Funding for Research on Autoimmune Disease

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March 17, 2013

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Lupus Research Institute Calls for More Funding for Research on Autoimmune Disease
The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) has called for Congress to take action in order to maintain the nation’s biomedical research enterprise under the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Representing lupus patients throughout the country, LRI chose to testify before the Fiscal 2014 Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services,… Read More
 

National Kidney Awareness Month Infographic!

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March 13, 2013

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Chronic Kidney Failure, News, Renal Impairment

National Kidney Awareness Month Infographic!
March is National Kidney Month, which means that it is time to spread awareness about the risks of kidney disease and how you can keep your kidney’s healthy! Ever since 2011, kidney disease has ranked as the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. There are more than… Read More
 
 
 

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