If you have been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, you are likely wondering about treatment options. You will receive a lot of anecdotal accounts of wonder cures as well as treatments that just don’t work. However, it is always best to get your medical advice from the professionals. There are a number of drugs that patients … Continue reading “Treatment Options for Psoriatic Arthritis”


Obesity continues to escalate in the United States, and with that comes a variety of health problems. Type 2 diabetes is prevalent among them. This silent disease is said to affect more than 29 million adults and over 5, 000 youths under the age of 20. Diabetes ranks in the top ten causes of death … Continue reading “How Does Met form in Help Type 2 Diabetes?”


For decades, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been linked to smoking. The link has been both direct and indirect. In some families the person who did the smoking seemed unaffected with symptoms while those who breathed second-hand smoke but never touched a cigarette themselves fell victim to COPD. Nationally, about 11 million people have … Continue reading “Genetics and COPD”


Around 30% of people who suffer from the skin disease psoriasis also live with an ailment called psoriatic arthritis. While problems with the skin manifest with this autoimmune disease, for people with psoriatic arthritis, it also affects the joints. Itchy, scaly skin along with crumbling nails are what most people think of when they hear … Continue reading “Are bDMARDs the Only Hope for Psoriatic Arthritis?”


There is no question about the debilitating effects of migraine headaches. For those who are unfortunate enough to experience that discomfort, there is good news. There are clinical studies showing promise for new treatments. One of the newest treatments has already been approved by the FDA. Targeting the Source Studies directed at people with migraine … Continue reading “New Treatments Approved for Migraine Sufferers”


For years clinical trials of drugs have centered around men. Women were not considered for many clinical studies mainly out of concern for the fetus should she become pregnant during the trial period. During the 1970s if a woman was in her childbearing years the FDA prohibited her from participating in an early stage drug … Continue reading “Women Opening New Doors in Clinical Trials”


The Clostridium difficile bacteria is quite common, especially in healthcare workers who are exposed to feces. However, they aren’t the only ones at risk of a Clostridium difficile infection that can cause severe health problems, including a risk of death. But what is this bacteria, how do you know it is causing a problem, and … Continue reading “How a Vaccine for Clostridium Difficile Could Save Lives”


Ulcerative colitis can be a debilitating illness causing moderate to severe abdominal symptoms including: Abdominal pain and discomfort Weight loss and fatigue Blood in stool Frequent diarrhea, and Reduced appetite These symptoms are not only uncomfortable and painful but are also very disruptive to everyday activities such as work, eating, time with family, etc. This … Continue reading “Ulcerative Colitis Medical Research Trials Are Currently Underway”


People are sometimes confused when it comes to an understanding of the difference between osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Both diseases cause pain and swelling in the joints, especially in the extremities such as the hands, knees, and hip. And, both conditions can affect movement and mobility as well as have a negative impact … Continue reading “Is Rheumatoid Arthritis the Same as Osteoarthritis and are Medical Trials Available?”


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a serious autoimmune disease that, in most cases, begins in middle-age, attacks a person’s joints, and affects women more frequently than men. The root cause of the disease is still under investigation, but it is considered an inflammatory autoimmune system disorder. Rheumatoid arthritis clinical trials are underway seeking improved treatment options, … Continue reading “You Can Benefit From Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Trials”