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Acupuncture Does Help for Chronic Pain

From medpagetoday.com

Acupuncture provides more relief from various types of chronic pain than does usual care and should be considered a valid therapeutic option, the authors of a meta-analysis concluded.

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CHANGING YOUR DIET

By Spondylitis Association of America — From spondylitis.org

— Today, magazine articles and web pages bombard us with claims about special diets, foods, or supplements that can cause or cure our arthritis. It is appealing that there are simple answers to a complicated disease like spondylitis, but unfortunately, most claims for cure-all diets…

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about 2 years
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Ankylosing Spondylitis Medications

By Judith Frank, MD — From arthritis-health.com

— Most treatment plans for ankylosing spondylitis include medication to help reduce the pain and stiffness experienced by patients. Once the pain and stiffness are controlled, a daily exercise program can be adopted to increase movement and flexibility. Several classes of medications can provide relief, including:
•Traditional…

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about 2 years
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Study: Shingles vaccine safe for patients on immune-suppressing drugs

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They\'ll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the…

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almost 2 years
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Abbott to Present Wide Range of Investigational Efficacy, Safety and Health Outcomes Data on HUMIRA® (Adalimumab) at the Annual Meeting of the European League Against Rheumatism

From marketwatch.com

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Abbott scientists and independent researchers will highlight the latest investigational research findings on HUMIRA® (adalimumab) at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress in Berlin, Germany, from 6-9 June, 2012.

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almost 2 years
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Ankylosing spondylitis and spondyloarthritis patients worsen their condition by smoking

By dailyRx — From dailyrx.com

— A little over half a century ago, cigarettes were not seen as a danger. Some doctors even recommended them. Today, we know that cigarettes are linked to a variety of health problems, including arthritis.
According to a recent study, people who smoked developed inflammatory back pain earlier than…

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almost 2 years
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Ankylosing Spondylitis Surgery

By Judith Frank, MD — From arthritis-health.com

— The majority of patients suffering from ankylosing spondylitis do not need to have surgery; however, surgery may be an option for patients suffering from severe ankylosing spondylitis and spinal deformities related to it, especially in the spine or hip joints. There are two types of…

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about 2 years

Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

By Judith Frank, MD — From arthritis-health.com

— There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, but there are several ways of managing the symptoms so that the progression of the disease and the joint pain are controlled and the spinal deformity minimized.
It should be noted that—unlike many other forms of arthritis—with ankylosing spondylitis…

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about 2 years