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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.
COX-2 agents have influenced the way physicians prescribe rheumatology medication

COX-2 agents have influenced the way physicians prescribe rheumatology medication

Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears

Pneumococcal vaccinations help protect patients with rheumatoid arthritis against serious pneumococcal infections of the lungs, brain, blood, and ears

Researchers have discovered an effective new way to treat giant cell arteritis

Researchers have discovered an effective new way to treat giant cell arteritis

Atheromatosis, which lies behind heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, has a major impact on public health

Atheromatosis, which lies behind heart attacks, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems, has a major impact on public health

Shortage of pediatric rheumatologists often leads to improper diagnosis and treatment

Shortage of pediatric rheumatologists often leads to improper diagnosis and treatment

Canadian Rheumatology Association issues statement on Vioxx alternatives

Canadian Rheumatology Association issues statement on Vioxx alternatives

Cancer drug may reduce kidney disease in lupus

Cancer drug may reduce kidney disease in lupus

Researchers study whether people’s genetic makeup could make them more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee and hip

Researchers study whether people’s genetic makeup could make them more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee and hip

Women with a condition called vulvodynia process pain differently

Women with a condition called vulvodynia process pain differently

New guidelines for pulmonary arterial hypertension caution the use of calcium channel blockers

New guidelines for pulmonary arterial hypertension caution the use of calcium channel blockers

Best hospital in America

Best hospital in America

Launch of the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies

Launch of the Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic Center for Primary Immunodeficiencies

Mysterious disease that causes the body’s immune system to turn against itself

Mysterious disease that causes the body’s immune system to turn against itself

New findings may help better understand how harmless viruses can cause severe disease among patients with weakened immune systems

New findings may help better understand how harmless viruses can cause severe disease among patients with weakened immune systems

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

Enbrel therapy allowed more rheumatoid arthritis patients to achieve clinical remission

Enbrel therapy allowed more rheumatoid arthritis patients to achieve clinical remission

Remicade shows improvement in both the arthritis and psoriasis associated with psoriatic arthritis

Remicade shows improvement in both the arthritis and psoriasis associated with psoriatic arthritis

Vitamin C can increase the severity of spontaneous knee osteoarthritis

Vitamin C can increase the severity of spontaneous knee osteoarthritis

Using gene therapy to fight rheumatoid arthritis

Using gene therapy to fight rheumatoid arthritis

Minority women are disproportionately impacted by the autoimmune disease lupus

Minority women are disproportionately impacted by the autoimmune disease lupus