The 9 Muses are daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, Greek goddesses personifying the inspiration for the sciences and the arts. My highly opinionated news-blog draws inspiration from both the science and the art of Rheumatology.

Vitamins

 Some facts and factoids about Vitamin D in health and disease A study has linked vitamin D deficiency with an increased risk for cancer and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid…

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Studies

PISS #3: Alcohol Slows Rheumatoid Arthritis Progression A 2010 study published online in Arthritis & Rheumatism shows that alcohol consumption reduces your risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and slows…

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Studies

Politically Incorrect Scientific Studies (PISS) #1: Gout Risk Lower in Men Who Smoke A new study finds that men who smoke have a decreased risk of developing gout, but that…

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Exercise

Tai Chi Offers Similar Benefits to Physical Therapy for Knee OA WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with knee osteoarthritis, Tai Chi and… www.doctorslounge.com I just might consider…

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Obesity

Weight Gain Threatens Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis Weight management should be part of the treatment plan for patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, a new study indicates. www.medscape.com Fat is Bad…

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis

Polymyalgia Rheumatica Information about polymyalgia rheumatica: what it is, getting diagnosed, treatment options and facts patients should know. www.rheumatology.org IF you are over 50, EVEN IF you have the 3…

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia  online.epocrates.com BUT, if you're hurting all over; AND, you're tired all the time; AND, you can't recall... when sleep was bliss: you probably have FIBROMYALGIA. The Ill-Conceived Diagnosis of…

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Soft Tissue Rheumatism

Diagnosis of Heel Pain Heel pain is a common presenting symptom in ambulatory clinics. There are many causes, but a mechanical etiology is most common. Location of pain can be…

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Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Valuable Tool for Diagnosing Rheumatic Illnesses Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Valuable Tool for Diagnosing Rheumatic Illnesses www.the-rheumatologist.org The rheumatologist's stethoscope. Indispensable. Philips Lumify | Ultrasound Imaging Learn more…

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Fish Oils

Omega-3 helps ward off rheumatoid arthritis People who are predisposed to develop RA are less likely to develop it if they have been taking omega-3 fish oil and supplements, say…

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