Gout: A Chronic Disease

Gout: A Chronic Disease

Gout’s reputation as the “disease of kings” is widely undeserved, though many would be surprised to hear that. Often mistaken for only an effect of obesity, gout is dismissed as a more serious ailment, which could leave the patient in great pain and without an...
Arthritis Drugs Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Arthritis Drugs Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

People who have chronic rheumatoid arthritis are well aware of the benefits that arthritis medication presents. But it turns out that arthritis medication may not just help soothe aching joints. It may, according to recent data, play a part in helping to deter...
Overactive Immune System Linked to Lyme Disease?

Overactive Immune System Linked to Lyme Disease?

Upwards of 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year.  This infection, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, which is a bacterium transferred during a tick bite, affects everything from normal sleep patterns to arthritis in a small percentage of patients. If caught...
A Boost for Lupus Research

A Boost for Lupus Research

On June 29, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations bill, which funds the country’s military and medical activities. Within that legislation, $5 million in funding was allocated to the Lupus Research...