August 21, 2014

BREAKING NEWS

New Drug Aims to Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) have developed a drug that appears to fully cure rheumatoid arthritis in mice. Prior to this development, rheumatoid arthritis drugs only slowed or stopped the progression of the disease and alleviated common symptoms, including painful joint inflammation.

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Patient Advocates Help Navigate Health Care
HEALTH CARE

Patient Advocates Help Navigate Health Care

Navigating the health-care system can be challenging. If you have questions about your treatment, medical bills, insurance, or undiagnosed symptoms, perhaps you would benefit from consulting a patient advocate. While the profession is in its infancy, it is slowly gaining greater recognition as more people learn how patients can benefit from advocates' services.

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Opioids and Arthritis
MEDICINES

Opioids and Arthritis

To combat the chronic pain associated with arthritis, your doctor may prescribe an opioid. Though considered a safe and effective way to treat chronic pain, many doctors and patients are reluctant to turn to opioids due to stigma, addiction risk, and the depression and anxiety that sometimes accompanies this family of drugs. However, with proper precautions, opioids can be an excellent treatment for pain relief.

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Southwest Pudding
FEATURED RECIPE

Southwest Pudding

Ground red pepper and cinnamon spice up this chocolate pudding recipe, bringing the flavors of the Southwest to your table. Enjoy as a tasty snack or easy dessert.

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FEATURED DEFINITION

Ankylosing Spondylitis

An inflammatory condition primarily affecting the spine and the sacroiliac joints, which connect the spine and the pelvis. The cause of AS is not known, though genes seem to be involved.

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