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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:...

2010-10-11 10:58:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuesday, October 12 is being recognized worldwide as a day to bring to light the pain involved with arthritis, the often debilitating condition that affects one in five Americans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100901/FL58348LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100901/FL58348LOGO ) According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. Of the...

2010-09-23 10:03:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 250 cyclists will kick off the Arthritis Foundation's Amgen California Coast Classic Bike Tour on Saturday, September 25, in San Francisco. Participants, who will cycle down the California coastline over eight days, aim to raise more than $1.2 million this year for the Arthritis Foundation. This is the 10th annual Amgen California Coast Classic organized by the Arthritis Foundation, and will finish in Santa Monica at the Yahoo! Center...

2010-08-20 14:08:23

Latest research shows for the first time that hydrogen sulfide is present in the fluid inside the human knee joint (synovial fluid) and may protect against inflammation Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a gas more commonly associated with the smell of 'rotten eggs' and blocked drains. However, it has now been shown to be present naturally in our bodies and reside in knee joint synovial fluid, the protective fluid found in the cavities of joints that reduces friction between the cartilage of joints...

2010-07-30 13:30:29

Reported cancers are uncommon in children, associated with immunosuppression The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received reports of malignancies in children using tumor necrosis factor a (TNF) blockers, raising concerns of an associated risk and prompting an investigation. Researchers from the FDA set out to identify all reports of malignancy in children using infliximab, etanercept, and adalimumab and their report is published in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal...

2010-06-17 16:06:35

Biologics-naïve Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) patients may have an increased risk of cancer compared with the general Swedish population, according to research presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Rome, Italy. Results of an additional study, which researched a small cohort of patients showed an increased frequency of cancer in those receiving the biologic etanercept, however, results were deemed not...

2010-04-15 14:52:14

Moving is the best medicine to fight arthritis pain The burden of arthritis is greater for African Americans and Hispanics, despite lower prevalence among these groups according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report published in the May issue of Preventing Chronic Disease. According to the Arthritis Foundation, these findings suggest a critical need to expand the reach of effective strategies aimed at arthritis prevention and management, particularly among groups...

2010-03-01 14:33:09

Smoking is already a known risk factor for age-related macular degeneration, cataract and thyroid eye disease. Now, the first study to specifically examine the impact of smoking on uveitis"“inflammation of the eye's middle layer of tissue"“indicates that tobacco smoke likely plays a role in this serious eye disease, as well. In the United States about 10 percent of blindness is caused by uveitis. Researchers led by Nisha Acharya, MD, analyzed medical records for smoking status and...

2010-03-01 07:27:00

The Arthritis Society urges Canadians to learn more about one of the most common chronic childhood diseases during Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month TORONTO, March 1 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/the-arthritis-society/most-canadians-still-dont-know-kids-get-arthritis SOURCE CNW Social Media

2010-01-28 11:46:08

Largest US study to date finds mortality outcomes improving A recent study by researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that the overall mortality rate in the U.S. for all pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases was not worse than the age and sex-adjusted population. Furthermore, mortality rates were significantly lower than reported in previous studies of rheumatic diseases and conditions that are associated with increased mortality. Details of the study appear in the February issue of...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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