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2012-02-20 05:00:00

West Penn Allegheny Health System physicians were instrumental in the development and trials of a new diagnostic test that pinpoints proteins which are useful in ruling-in lupus and ruling-out similar Disorders. The Avise-SLE blood is now commerically available nationwide. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 A new blood test designed by physicians and scientists from the West Penn Allegheny Health System to help clinicians diagnose lupus with greater ease and accuracy is now...

2012-02-16 14:06:58

Higher rates of infertility and pregnancy loss likely behind lower than desired family size New research shows that more than half of women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have fewer children than desired. While patient choice has some influence on the smaller family size, findings published today in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that higher rates of infertility and miscarriage may also...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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