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2011-12-20 13:28:19

A mindfulness-based group intervention to reduce psychological distress and fatigue in patients with inflammatory rheumatic joint diseases: a randomized controlled trial "Mindfulness" exercises, which focus on experiencing the present moment, no matter how difficult, can help curb the stress and fatigue associated with painful rheumatoid joint disease, indicates a small study published online in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. The authors base their findings on 73 patients between the...

2011-11-21 07:30:00

VAN NUYS, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) and leading disease experts from around the world met during the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, IL to discuss the latest data and treatment breakthroughs around spondyloarthropathies. ACR is one of the premier congresses highlighting innovative research in the treatment of people with these debilitating diseases, with more than numerous...

2011-11-11 18:22:35

Researchers exploring why some women who take a common breast cancer drug develop serious joint pain have eliminated two possible causes: inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disease. Because of these findings, researchers say women should be encouraged to continue taking the medication to gain its full benefit. The study is published online Nov. 11 in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Preliminary findings were presented in 2010 at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the...

2011-11-09 10:46:00

VAN NUYS, Calif., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spondylitis Association of America hosts "Understanding Spondyloarthropathies" Educational Journalist Workshop. "Understanding Spondyloarthropathies" Educational Journalist What: Workshop When: Webcast is now available Where: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=83483 Live over the Internet --Simply log on to the web at the address How: above. The Spondylitis...

2011-11-08 05:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced five-year results from the open-label extension of the ATLAS study, which evaluated the long-term impact of treatment with HUMIRA® (adalimumab) on disease activity, including spinal mobility in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Improvements in disease activity were measured from baseline through year five. At baseline and year five, the study showed mean Bath Ankylosing...

2011-11-07 05:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced results from the Phase 3 ABILITY-1 study of HUMIRA® (adalimumab) in patients with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). AxSpA is a debilitating condition that primarily presents with inflammatory low back pain and can be accompanied by the presence of the HLA-B27 gene, arthritis, and inflammation in the eye and/or gastrointestinal tract. At week 12, more than twice as...

2011-11-02 05:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) scientists and independent researchers will highlight the latest research findings on HUMIRA® (adalimumab) at this year's American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting, scheduled for November 5-9 in Chicago. The presentations include data on rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and spondyloarthritis (SpA), as well as health...

2011-10-12 15:05:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently, 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, with this number expected to increase to 67 million with doctor-diagnosed arthritis by 2030.(1,2) This year, for World Arthritis Day, AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) is providing several online resources designed to motivate and educate patients affected by osteoarthritis. From exercise tips for healthy living to inspiring real-life patient stories, these free tools provide a range of useful...

2011-10-12 10:35:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you have psoriasis or a family history of psoriasis and you are experiencing joint pain and swelling, you could have psoriatic arthritis, a serious disease that may lead to joint destruction and disability. New research from the National Psoriasis Foundation reveals that nearly one in four people with psoriasis--the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans--may have undiagnosed...

2011-10-04 11:10:00

Educational Conference Helps Young Adults with Arthritis, the Leading Cause of Disability in the United States LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Arthritis in PrimeTime symposium on Saturday, October 22 at the Long Beach Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach. This premier educational and motivational event fosters active and fulfilling lives for young adults (ages 17-45 years old) affected by arthritis, fibromyalgia,...