Latest Psoriatic arthritis Stories

2011-10-11 20:50:00

American College of Rheumatology celebrates World Arthritis Day Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 The American College of Rheumatology joins organizations from around the world in celebrating World Arthritis Day. Held every year on October 12, this yearâs theme is âœMove to Improveâ â“ focusing on using physical activity to combat arthritis and rheumatic diseases â“ such as osteoarthritis,...

2011-08-09 15:19:00

Spotlight on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Online Film Festival highlights psoriatic disease PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Psoriasis Foundation presents the first-ever film festival for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to honor National Psoriasis Awareness Month in August. The Spotlight on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Online Film Festival sheds light on life with psoriasis--a chronic, genetic disease of the immune system that appears on...

2011-07-11 20:37:03

Disease activity not affected by vitamin D levels New research reports a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency among patients with psoriatic arthritis. Seasonal variation in vitamin D levels was not observed in patients in southern or northern locations. The findings published today in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), also show no association between disease activity and vitamin D level. Psoriasis is a common chronic...

2011-07-11 13:52:00

Bill aims to help patients work with their doctors to receive care they deserve PORTLAND, Ore., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To ensure the 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are fully and fairly treated--and to help patients develop more effective relationships with medical providers--the National Psoriasis Foundation created its Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for People with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. The bill aims to help...

2011-07-05 12:39:00

Early Diagnosis Key to Preventing Joint Damage ATLANTA, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children, yet it often goes undetected or misdiagnosed when symptoms first appear. This July, Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, the Arthritis Foundation is focusing on increasing awareness of the signs of the disease and resources available for families affected by it. Juvenile arthritis affects 300,000 children in...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.