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Ask the Expert: Focus on Ankylosing Spondylitis

The SpineCommunity Presents: Ask the Expert with Dr. David Borenstein David G. Borenstein, MD recently answered your questions on ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in TheSpineCommunity.  TheSpineCommunity is an online support community for individuals affected with conditions of the spine, join the conversation here. Question: What are the best exercises for ankylosing…

Flu Shot 101 – What You Need to Know

Flu season is here again, and besides a fever and runny nose, it can bring about the longtime controversy surrounding vaccines. In order to protect more human lives this year and to clarify some of the most common misconceptions surrounding the flu vaccine, the team at ConsumerSafety.org met with Dr.…

2016 EULAR Updated Guidelines on RA Management

The management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has evolved significantly with time.  There are still however many uncertainties - such as when, what and which biologic or novel therapy should be used. A large international task force was established by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), to develop evidence based guidelines…

Can Music Therapy Relieve Spine Pain?

Music is usually thought of as recreation or entertainment.  Music therapy is not usually associated with healing or the reduction of pain. Music however has a relationship with overall wellbeing and is used to benefit individuals with a variety of health conditions.  Music can empower patients to unlock physical and…

Vectra DA Test Predicts Risk of Joint Damage Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joint inflammation and damage are important determinants of disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The multi-biomarker disease activity (MBDA) test (Vectra DA) analyzes 12 serum protein biomarkers and uses a validated algorithm to generate a score that represents
the level of RA disease activity on a scale of 1 to…

Quitting daily aspirin therapy may increase second heart attack, stroke risk

DALLAS, September 25, 2017 — Stopping long-term, low-dose aspirin therapy may increase your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Aspirin, taken in low doses, is used to help reduce the risk for recurrent heart attack or stroke.…

Eating Fish May Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Eating fish two or more times per week appears to be associated with lower disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to an analyses published in Arthritis Care & Research.1 Previous research has suggested that fish oil may reduce the disease activity of RA.  The benefits from fish consumption are…

Have a Question about Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ask the Expert!

The SpineCommunity Presents: Ask the Expert with Dr. David Borenstein Ask the Expert: Focus on Ankylosing Spondylitis   TheSpineCommunity announces the opportunity to engage with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) expert, David G. Borenstein, MD. On October 11, 2017, Dr. Borenstein will answer your pre-submitted questions about AS on TheSpineCommunity. TheSpineCommunity is…

Cosentyx Highly Effective for Treatment of Scalp Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition caused by an overactive immune system affecting 1-3% of people in the United States. Symptoms include flaking, inflammation, and thick, white, silvery, or red patches of the skin and scalp.  Psoriasis can also cause discoloration and pitting of finger and toenails as well as…

Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk Influenced by Cold Environment

Individuals who work in cold environments appear to be at increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to Swedish researchers who published their findings in the medical journal Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases. Risk of RA From a Cold Environment Environmental factors such as exposure to tobacco smoke are recognized…

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