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2011-04-15 15:39:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Actemra (tocilizumab), given alone or in combination with methotrexate, for the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) in children ages 2 years and older. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) SJIA, or Still's disease, is a rare, potentially life-threatening disorder in children that causes severe inflammation throughout the...

2011-04-05 00:00:28

Jeffrey Gottfurcht Sets Off on Dream Quest to Conquer the World's Highest Mountain to Inspire Dreams of Children Similarly Afflicted San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 4, 2011 Jeffrey Gottfurcht may have only one climb left. Buoyed by a personal quest and the goal of inspiring others, the 38-year-old founder of The Jeffrey Gottfurcht Children's Arthritis Foundation (JGCAF) and former finance executive, plans to be the first patient with rheumatoid arthritis to climb Mount Everest at 29,035...

2011-03-30 17:04:40

The American College of Rheumatology has developed new guidelines for starting and monitoring treatments for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. These are the first JIA guidelines endorsed by the ACR, with the goal of broad acceptance within the rheumatology community. Created as a guide for health care providers, the guidelines focus on the initiation and safety monitoring of multiple medications used in the treatment of JIA, including:     * Non-steroidal...

2011-03-02 20:13:18

A full exam and patient history are vital to effectively diagnosing juvenile arthritis While lab tests and imaging can sometimes help diagnose juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), a physical examination and thorough patient history are the most valuable tools in identifying this disease. According to a new literature review from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), the rate of false positives in laboratory evaluations and imaging studies meant to screen for...

2011-03-02 12:26:00

A full exam and patient history are vital to effectively diagnosing juvenile arthritis ROSEMONT, Ill., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While lab tests and imaging can sometimes help diagnose juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), a physical examination and thorough patient history are the most valuable tools in identifying this disease. According to a new literature review from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), the rate of false positives in...

2011-03-02 07:00:00

ATLANTA and PORTLAND, Ore., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two leading patient advocacy organizations have joined forces to educate people about psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory disease that can lead to joint damage, especially if not diagnosed and treated early. The Joint Smart Coalition, launched today by the Arthritis Foundation and the National Psoriasis Foundation in collaboration with Amgen and Pfizer, aims to provide empowering and educational resources for people with...

2011-01-24 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The legendary pianist Byron Janis, who overcame many years of suffering from psoriatic arthritis in his hands and wrists, and the Arthritis Foundation have announced that they are embarking on an alliance that will fulfill Mr. Janis's humanitarian effort of making a difference and giving back to the 50 million Americans who suffer with arthritis. Mr. Janis will donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of his DVD Documentary, The Byron Janis Story,...

2010-11-04 14:03:00

Saturday, November 6, 2010 - Georgia World Congress Center, Room B-308 ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is a one-time offering in Atlanta, held in conjunction with the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, the world's foremost gathering of rheumatology health professionals. A free public seminar for people with arthritis who live in the Atlanta area, and people who care about them, this is a unique opportunity to learn from...

2010-11-02 07:46:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthritis Foundation patient advocate, Jan Wyatt, PhD, will provide oral testimony on behalf of the approximately 4 million Americans with inflammatory arthritis at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing today. The hearing will focus on issues and challenges associated with an approval pathway for biologic products that are highly similar "biosimilar" or interchangeable with FDA-licensed products. "The Arthritis Foundation commends...

2010-10-15 16:30:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher D. Panebianco, vice president of marketing for Bankers Healthcare Group, was recently named a co-chair of the 2011 "Let's Move Together" Broward Arthritis Walk. Panebianco will head the volunteer leadership committee alongside Dominick Destefano, physicians relations specialist at Broward General Medical Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100301/NY62435LOGO ) (Logo:...


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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