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Studies: Exercise and Sleep Are Key in Ankylosing Spondylitis

From hcplive.com

A recent study suggests that patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have a higher incidence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome that increases with the severity of cervical vertebral involvement. A separate study published on the same day suggests that specific exercise regimens may be beneficial for patients with AS.

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8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day

From psychologytoday.com

Just like people aren't born with physical strength, no one is blessed with incredible mental strength at birth. Instead, mental strength is developed over time by individuals who choose to make personal development a priority. In addition to avoiding the things that could hold them back, mentally strong people create…

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Chiropractic care for ankylosing spondylitis

From chiroeco.com

The Spondylitis Association of America defines ankylosing spondylitis (AS) as "a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can become involved."1 This condition creates inflammation in the vertebrae that can lead to pain. If severe enough, new boney structures form, fusing portions of the spine and…

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7 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis

From everydayhealth.com

If you have ankylosing spondylitis (pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss), you probably know that there's a lot to learn about this form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine. In fact, many people misunderstand this uniquely-named condition, says Nortin M. Hadler, MD, rheumatologist and professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology, University of North…

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Ankylosing spondylitis predicted by low birth weight and childhood infection | Arthritis Research UK

From arthritisresearchuk.org

A new study has demonstrated a link between low birth weight and childhood infections and an elevated risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis in later life. Carried out by the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, the research analysed data from several Swedish national registers, with five matched controls identified for each case…

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Model with Ankylosing Spondylitis the Real Barbie

From patientworthy.com

Charis is a Californian, advocate, activist, avid biker, blogger, and model. She was awarded the 2014 Progress in Policy Award by the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region last December for her efforts in Statewide and National legislative advocacy efforts to improve specialty drug transparency ( watch her in action).

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How to Protect Your Heart From Arthritis

From everydayhealth.com

When you are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis or RA, you may be getting a double dose of bad news. RA is an inflammatory, painful form of arthritis that affects your joints. But having RA can also nearly double your risk of heart disease, some research has found.

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Press - News - 637 - Secukinumab - A new kind of ankylosing spondylitis medication on its way

From spondylitis.org

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