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Rheumatoid Arthritis Update

Rheumatoid Arthritis Update

In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the immune system is triggered to attack an individual’s joints and, sometimes, other organs. The specific cause of RA is not known and, currently, there is no known cure. The goal of rheumatologists is to put RA into remission.

February 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Arthritis drugs show how US drug prices defy economics

Arthritis drugs show how US drug prices defy economics

Since the first RA drug came to market a decade ago, nearly a dozen have been added. If basic economics prevailed, RA treatments and patients would have benefited from competition. But, because of industry price-setting practices, legal challenges and marketing tactics, they haven’t. The first RA drug cost $10,000 a year. It now lists for more than $40,000 — even as alternatives have entered the U.S. market.

December 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Are high heels bad for your health?

Are high heels bad for your health?

Given the evidence that more frequent wear is worse for women’s health, it is especially important that women are not required to wear high heels at work.

August 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Joint Replacement: Weighing Individual Goals, Risks and Benefits Key to Success

Joint Replacement: Weighing Individual Goals, Risks and Benefits Key to Success

Joint replacement is a surgical procedure where parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a “prosthesis.” The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More