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Study highlights potential role of vitamin D in keeping anti-inflammatory environment

April 29, 2016

Despite showing no significant direct correlations between vitamin D and serum cytokine profiles, recently published results found a possible relationship between these factors after participants were stratified by their C-reactive protein levels.

Researchers collected venous blood samples from 118 healthy adult women and measured serum levels of vitamin D, C-reactive protein (CRP), pro-inflammatory cytokines and anti-inflammatory cytokines.

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ACP: Physicians can help tackle public health threat of climate change

April 29, 2016
Climate change poses a significant threat to public health and needs to be addressed by drastic actions in part by physicians and the health care community, according to…

ACR offers response to MACRA proposed rule issued by CMS

April 28, 2016
Joan Von Feldt, MD, MSEd, president of the American College of Rheumatology, issued a response to the proposed Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance…
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Physicians who do not certify more likely to receive disciplinary actions

April 28, 2016
An analysis of data sets found that 95% of internal medicine residents achieve certification through the American Board of Internal Medicine, according to findings…

Health Canada approves secukinumab for psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

April 28, 2016
Secukinumab has been approved by Health Canada for adult patients with psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis who responded inadequately to prior treatment with…
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The Patient with Dry Eyes and Dry Mouth

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Sjӧgren's syndrome, characterized by keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia, is an autoimmune condition with an…
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VIDEO: Drappa discusses anifrolumab for patients with SLE

February 25, 2016
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The Patient with ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

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ANCA-associated vasculitis is a small-vessel disease associated with significant systemic manifestations. This CME…
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