Rheumatoid Arthritis affects nearly 2.5 million Americans and can lead to significant joint damage, disability, co-morbidity, and even premature death. Research has conclusively shown that delays in diagnosis or therapy can lead to hazardous outcomes. Early, aggressive therapy with the goal of inducing remission has a favorable effect on outcomes. These findings have led us to establish an Early Arthritis referral Clinic (EAC). The purpose of the clinic is to initiate a rapid evaluation, provide a timely and accurate diagnosis, and implement an effective therapeutic plan. This clinic is modeled after other successful programs across the US and Europe (Cush & Kavanaugh, 1995, Professional Communications, Inc.) and follows the guidelines published by Emery et al.
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Happy Holidays everyone! Our holiday hours are listed below.
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It’s official! We will be moving to our new location later this month. Click here to read more about our relocation details.
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Stress is a common trigger for Lupus flares. Therefore, managing stress levels is necessary for anyone suffering with this disease. We have put together a few stress management tips for Lupus.
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Happy Labor Day everyone! Our office will be closed Monday, September 2nd for the holiday.
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Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis often notice changes in their symptoms during pregnancy. In fact, many have fewer symptoms when they pregnant. However, some may experience a flare during pregnancy. Therefore, we will discuss what you need to know about Rheumatoid Arthritis and pregnancy.
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Few things in life are more painful than a Gout flare-up. Therefore, if you wake up in the middle of the night with a joint that is tender, swollen, red and radiating heat, you will want to act fact. We have put together a few tips on how to manage Gout flare-ups.
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In honor of Memorial Day, our office will be closed on Monday, May 27th.
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Happy Easter everyone! Our holiday hours are listed below.
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Arthritis is an umbrella term to describe inflammation of the joints. However, there are different types of arthritis, including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA). While RA and OA both affect your joints, they are extremely different forms of the same broader condition. RA is an autoimmune condition, while OA is primarily a degenerative joint condition. We will discuss Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis.
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