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Old World Monkeys Could Be Key to a New, Powerful Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy

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A study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that a peptide only found in Old World monkeys has the potential to stop rheumatoid arthritis progression better than established treatments.

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Rural Health, Healthcare, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National 4-H Council, Appalachia, Health Disparities, Racial Disparities, Prevention, Health Policy

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators at Hospital for Special Surgery Fosters Innovation in Teaching and Research to Improve Medical Care

The Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has created a stimulating academic environment for educators, promoted teaching excellence and supported innovative research in rheumatology education.

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ACR annual meeting, Psoriatic Arthritis, Treatment Guidelines, Psoriasis, National Psoriasis Foundation, American College Of Rhematology (Acr)

New Clinical Guideline for Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis Presented at 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Authors of the new American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) treatment guideline for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) will present their draft recommendations during a session at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week in San Diego.

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American College of Rheumatology Announces 2017 Award Recipients

ACR announced the 2017 recipients of its Master of the ACR designation, Awards of Distinction, and Distinguished Fellow Award honors during the opening lecture of the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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

Rheumatoid arthritis patients in remission may experience more successful tapering of their biologic drugs if they meet a certain set of factors, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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Shock-Wave Therapy Successfully Treats Finger Ulcers in Scleroderma Patients

Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy at low energy levels showed promise as a new treatment for digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis, or scleroderma, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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Obesity Associated With Higher Degree of Synovitis in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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.

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Axial spondyloarthropathy (axSpA) , spondyloarthritis, ACR annual meeting, Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, MRI Imaging, Back Pain

Positive Sacroiliac MRI Scans Often Observed Among Healthy People and Frequent Runners

While MRI scans of the sacroiliac joints positive for inflammation are not always specific in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), their prevalence in healthy individuals demonstrates the importance of additional diagnostic measures for axSpA.

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

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis whose body-mass index scores are higher have lower rates of remission and higher rates of disability, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.







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