Arthritis & Rheumatism

Blood test could reveal when rheumatoid arthritis will strike

AThe cells, dubbed "PRIME cells," accumulate in the blood during the week prior to disease flare-ups, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Robert Darnell's team reports July 15, 2020, in the New England Journal of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COPD may strike women harder than men

(HealthDay)—Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests.

Cardiology

Treat-to-target strategy in gout management is effective

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, caused by crystallization of uric acid in the joint. Rheumatologists have long recommended that patients with gout be treated with drugs to lower uric acid in their ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A gastroenterologist sheds light on Crohn's

When Garth Swanson's patients learn they have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease, one of the first things they tend to do is seek out others who have it too—friends, family members, people online.

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