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Drug Holiday Effects on Osteoporosis Patients

Researchers are confirming “drug holidays” require closer follow-up and attention, especially in patients at high risk of fracturing. Patients who take osteoporosis drugs for years at a time are typically advised to take a “drug holiday” or temporarily discontinue taking the drugs to minimize the likelihood of dangerous side effects.

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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 Alzheimer’s Disease. A study by Oxford University and NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research […]

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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 early, the symptoms can be treated with antibiotics. However, if left untreated, Lyme disease can […]

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Recommendations Issued about Biosimilar Usage for Rheumatic Diseases

The treatment of choice for rheumatic diseases has traditionally been the use of biological agents called bio-originators. These agents are derived from microorganisms, animals or humans. The increasing cost of these agents has put effective treatment out of the reach of many disease sufferers. A group of international rheumatologists, patient representatives and specialists in related […]

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Smoke Exposure in Childhood Can Boost Chances of Getting RA

As a follow-up to my previous blog, I’d also like to talk about another interesting finding that was presented at the conference: secondhand smoke exposure from cigarettes in childhood can boost chances of getting rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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