November 13, 2014

BREAKING NEWS

Psoriasis and RA Linked to Higher Risk of Heart-Related Problems

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine found an increased risk of heart-related problems in adults with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Osteoarthritis Update
ARTHRITIS COMPLICATIONS AND RELATED CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis Update

It has long been thought that osteoarthritis (OA) is caused by wear and tear on the joints as a person ages or by injury. However, newer research is suggesting that developing OA may also be related to factors such as inflammation, genetics, and obesity.

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Juvenile Arthritis
GENERAL HEALTH

Juvenile Arthritis

Roughly one out of every 1,000 children in the United States is diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). While juvenile arthritis sometimes goes away with age, as many as two-thirds of children who are diagnosed with it will continue to have active arthritis into adulthood. As they approach the age of 18, most of these young people will have to begin moving from being treated by a pediatric rheumatologist to an adult specialist.

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Pasta with Dungeness Crab
FEATURED RECIPE

Pasta with Dungeness Crab

The Dungeness crab comes from the waters of northwestern Washington state and boasts a slightly sweet flavor. This recipe combines the crab meat with pasta, garlic, creamy butter, milk, and Parmesan cheese for a luxurious meal.

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FEATURED DEFINITION

Framingham Risk Score

A score for predicting a person's risk of heart disease. The Framingham Risk Score takes several factors into account, including age, sex, total cholesterol, HDL ("good") cholesterol, tobacco use, and blood pressure.

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