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2014-08-27 08:28:15

On September 17, $10 from Every Massage or Facial Will Benefit the Arthritis Foundation LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation have joined forces again to host Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to raise funds to find a cure for people living with arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. On Sept. 17, 2014, Massage Envy Spa clinics in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada will donate $10 from...

2014-08-25 12:26:22

On September 17, $10 from every massage or facial benefits the Arthritis Foundation SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy Spas in Northern California have joined forces with the Arthritis Foundation to host the fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On Sept. 17, 2014, the more than 80 Massage Envy Spas in Sacramento and the Bay Area will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or...

2014-08-20 08:27:57

Be Joint Smart to educate roughly 43,500 local residents with PsA about their disease PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're one of the roughly 43,500 D.C. metro residents struggling with pain from psoriatic arthritis (PsA)--an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and tendons--learn to control your condition with Be Joint Smart, a free psoriatic arthritis program presented by the National Psoriasis Foundation, at...

2014-08-19 12:24:46

DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Virginia D. Steen, M.D., of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., last month during its National Patient Education Conference held in Anaheim, Calif. Recognized internationally as a leading expert in scleroderma, Dr. Steen has been a longtime ally of the organization and currently is a member of its Medical Advisory Board Steering Committee,...

2014-08-18 12:26:55

Nearly 80 Percent of Surveyed Physicians Believe Xeljanz is Superior to Methotrexate in Inhibiting Structural Progression in RA, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the FDA approval of Pfizer's supplemental New Drug Application for Xeljanz in February 2014 to include the reduction of radiographic progression of structural joint damage has had a positive impact on U.S. rheumatologists'...

2014-08-14 12:28:37

Expert from the Largest Scleroderma Specialty Center in the U.S. at Johns Hopkins will Provide Insight to Help Patients, Physicians and Caregivers. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Francisco Boin of the Scleroderma Center at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, one of the largest scleroderma specialty clinics in the world, will host a live, free webinar on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is presented by the Scleroderma...

New Cause Of Osteoarthritis Revealed
2014-08-13 03:00:25

University of Liverpool A new mechanism of joint destruction caused by a natural material that grinds away healthy cartilage and worsens osteoarthritis has been identified in human hip joints for the first time by University of Liverpool scientists. The scientists, with Professor Alan Boyde and colleagues from Queen Mary University of London, were studying the hip of a man with the genetic condition, alkaptonuria (AKU), This is a metabolic disease in which a substance called...

2014-08-13 08:27:05

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the most common form of inflammatory arthritis today, gout is growing in epidemic proportions in the United States. With prevalence of comorbid health issues - including diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity - also on the rise, Hispanic Americans face even greater risks for developing gout. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140811/135196 To help raise gout awareness and encourage proper diagnosis and management among at-risk Hispanic...

2014-08-12 23:06:16

Curriculum Developed by The Arthritis Society Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Pharmacists across the country will soon receive specialized training to better support the unique health needs of those living with arthritis thanks to the launch of a new on-line education program designed by The Arthritis Society. Pharmacists who complete the training will receive certification and be able to offer a wider range of tailored consultations to their patients with arthritis. This is in...

2014-08-12 11:10:06

Wiley Readmissions more likely in black and Hispanic systemic lupus erythematosus patients A new study reveals that one in six patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show that black and Hispanic SLE patients were more likely to be readmitted than white patients. Readmissions among patients insured by...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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