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Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists mainly deal with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues and allied conditions of connective tissues.
Experts call for improved access to treatment for psoriatic arthritis

Experts call for improved access to treatment for psoriatic arthritis

Important that menopause not  viewed as a disease

Important that menopause not viewed as a disease

Inflammation is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease among rheumatoid arthritis patients

Inflammation is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular disease among rheumatoid arthritis patients

Measuring hyaluronan in joints and fluid that lubricates cartilage might enable doctors to diagnose osteoarthritis more accurately

Measuring hyaluronan in joints and fluid that lubricates cartilage might enable doctors to diagnose osteoarthritis more accurately

People with rheumatoid arthritis have more silent, unrecognized heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths

People with rheumatoid arthritis have more silent, unrecognized heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths

Promising new evidence for the optimal use of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis

Promising new evidence for the optimal use of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis

Red meat consumption is an independent risk factor in the development of inflammatory arthritis

Red meat consumption is an independent risk factor in the development of inflammatory arthritis

Topical cream alternative to Vioxx

Topical cream alternative to Vioxx

Researchers find effective treatment for Unusual Fever Syndrome caused by cold exposure

Researchers find effective treatment for Unusual Fever Syndrome caused by cold exposure

Research opens up new avenues to diagnosis and treat Lyme disease

Research opens up new avenues to diagnosis and treat Lyme disease

Major bone trial to test high dose corticosteroid steroid tablets

Major bone trial to test high dose corticosteroid steroid tablets

Remicade (infliximab) is able to reverse the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Remicade (infliximab) is able to reverse the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Cymbalta significantly reduced pain in more than half of women treated for fibromyalgia, with and without major depression

Cymbalta significantly reduced pain in more than half of women treated for fibromyalgia, with and without major depression

Investigational drug for pulmonary hypertension may improve the quality of life for patients with scleroderma and lupus

Investigational drug for pulmonary hypertension may improve the quality of life for patients with scleroderma and lupus

Study underscores the relative safety of infliximab, when used properly

Study underscores the relative safety of infliximab, when used properly

Mycophenolate mofetil is effective for managing symptoms of the most common type of lupus

Mycophenolate mofetil is effective for managing symptoms of the most common type of lupus

New treatment antibody - AMG 162 - may help prevent osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis

New treatment antibody - AMG 162 - may help prevent osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis

Strontium ranelate may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis

Strontium ranelate may reduce spinal, non-spinal, hip and other fractures in older women with osteoporosis

People who suffer arthritis also suffer double the amount of medical costs

People who suffer arthritis also suffer double the amount of medical costs