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Experimental Device Relieves Fibromyalgia Pain in Clinical Study

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May 31, 2012

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Experimental Device Relieves Fibromyalgia Pain in Clinical Study
Medical researchers have been testing an experimental four coil device which was designed to be used for transcranial magnetic stimulation deep within a patient’s brain. During a recent clinical study, they found some surprising instances of sustained pain relief when using the device with five fibromyalgia patients. These results show… Read More
 

The Storms Raging and The Joints are Aching

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May 24, 2012

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The Storms Raging and The Joints are Aching
There are many people with rheumatoid arthritis that complain of worse pain during rainy, cold, or stormy days. Does the weather really have an effect on people’s rheumatoid arthritis? This has been a question asked by many medical researchers. In folklore, it is commonly upheld that changes in the weather… Read More
 

Get in the Loop – Raising Awareness for Lupus

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May 14, 2012

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Get in the Loop – Raising Awareness for Lupus
That’s right; May is seen as time to come together and help raise national awareness for all the forms of lupus. This is a time to show support for the estimated 1.5 million people in the United States who are affected by this chronic autoimmune disease. With this new info-graphic,… Read More
 

Foods That Can Aggravate Your Gout

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May 8, 2012

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Gout, News

Gout is a form of arthritis that is caused by uric acid which builds up in the blood. If too much of this uric acid accumulates in the synovial fluid that surrounds the joints, then uric acid crystals will start to form. These crystals are quite similar to small sharp… Read More
 

The Top 5 Foods That Can Prevent Cancer

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April 30, 2012

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The Top 5 Foods That Can Prevent Cancer
Current medical research has shown that there are a range of foods that can promote the growth of cancer cells and tumors in the body. In fact, around 30 to 40% of cancers can be directly linked to diet. For the most part, you may want to be wary of… Read More
 

Understanding COPD Drugs and Therapies

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April 27, 2012

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, News

The co-occurrence of chronic bronchitis and emphysema is known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Understanding the symptoms of COPD are crucial to catching it early and doing what is necessary to treat it. Also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), chronic obstructive respiratory disease (CORD), chronic airflow limitation… Read More
 

Lupus Organizations You Should Know About

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April 24, 2012

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Lupus Organizations You Should Know About
Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus, is a chronic autoimmune disease which attacks and damages the cells and tissues. This autoimmune disease has the potential to affect any part of the body, and no two cases of lupus are ever exactly alike. The immune system of a person with lupus can’t… Read More
 

Scheduling My RA Meds: Enbrel, Methotrexate, and more!

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April 20, 2012

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Scheduling My RA Meds: Enbrel, Methotrexate, and more!
6:00am – Wake up 6:15am – Get out of bed 6:16am – Take medicine (repeat every 4-6 hours) 6:17am – Go about the rest of the day. Fridays – Take Enbrel & Methotrexate I have a special spot on my countertop where my medicines are on display, easily accessible for… Read More
 

The Importance of Having a Trustworthy Pharmacist

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April 6, 2012

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The Importance of Having a Trustworthy Pharmacist
When I talk about healthcare, I always include something that most people don’t really think about: pharmacies. Caught you off guard, didn’t I? Most people don’t spend much time thinking about their particular pharmacy, but over the years I’ve learned how important it is to have a trustworthy and smart… Read More
 

Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms

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April 3, 2012

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms
A systemic autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects synovial (flexible) joints, organs and tissue. The synovium (casing around the joints) becomes inflamed resulting in the swelling of the synovial cells, synovial fluid and fibrous tissue in the synovium. RA often causes damage to articular… Read More
 
 
 

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