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Article ID: 693097

How Environmental Pollutants and Genetics Work Together in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New research documents how chemicals and a certain gene activate an enzyme to increase the risk and severity of RA and bone destruction.

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19-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692913

Study on Arthritis Trends in the U.S. Turns Up Some Unexpected Results

Florida Atlantic University

To get a closer look at prevalence and age-related trends of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other types of arthritis in the U.S., a study examined nationally representative data from 43,706 participants aged 20 years and older, turning up some unexpected findings.

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17-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692658

‘Mono’ Virus Linked to Seven Serious Diseases

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A study by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)—best known for causing mononucleosis—also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases. Published in Nature Genetics, researchers report EBV also plays a role in six other diseases: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and celiac disease.

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12-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692731

Early Data Indicates Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Varied in Primary Care Management for Chronic Conditions

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), primary care management of common chronic diseases is an important strategy for providing cost-effective care. But early data suggest that the proportion of visits for chronic conditions delivered by primary care providers (PCPs) varied between ACOs, reports a study in the May issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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12-Apr-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 667765

A New Drug for Pediatric Cancer, Four-Legged Help, Neurocognitive Side Effects in Young Leukemia Survivors, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Newswise

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

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30-Mar-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691371

Weight Loss After Stomach-Narrowing Surgery Eases Chronic Knee Pain

NYU Langone Health

A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.

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20-Mar-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691366

Tissue-Engineering Advance Grows Superior Cartilage for Joint Repairs

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Tissue-engineering technique based on a novel cylindrical scaffolding design seeded with collagen-secreting cells yields grafts for articular cartilage repair with superior mechanical strength and durability.

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19-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691345

Rheumatoid Arthritis Meets Precision Medicine

Northwestern University

Scientists are bringing precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis for the first time by using genetic profiling of joint tissue to see which drugs will work for which patients, reports a new Northwestern Medicine multi-site study.In the near future, patients won’t have to waste time and be disappointed with months of ineffective therapy, scientists said.

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19-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 691354

ProMedica, LISC Launch $45M Partnership

ProMedica

An Ohio integrated health system and a national social enterprise have announced a new alliance to mobilize tens of millions of dollars for underinvested communities—starting with a $45 million effort to scale up economic opportunity and improve health outcomes in Toledo and the surrounding region over the next decade.

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19-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 669128

Virtual Reality as a Distraction Tool, Physician Education Guidelines, Mandatory Flu Vaccines, and More in the Healthcare News Source

Newswise

The latest research, features and announcements in healthcare in the Healthcare News Source

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9-Mar-2018 4:00 PM EST
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