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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Jun 16th, 2020
Tips for Alleviating Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Beverly Hills rheumatologist Dr. Susan Baker is highly skilled at providing patients the close attention and care they need to help overcome rheumatoid arthritis as much as possible. She takes a comprehensive approach to disease management and will work...

Jun 12th, 2020
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Lupus

One out of every five Americans are affected by autoimmune diseases. That is 20 percent of the population, or 50 million Americans total. The immune system is responsible for protecting the human body from different kinds of germs, bacteria, and viruses.

Jun 8th, 2020
Teen Loves Soccer Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis

A July 23, 2015 Fox 35 report entitled “Teen’s Rheumatoid Arthritis No Setback for Love of Soccer” looks at Alana Rodriguez, a 14-year-old girl who regularly plays soccer despite being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before the age of 1.

May 24th, 2020
Second Opinions on Rheumatological Conditions

Being diagnosed with a rheumatological condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can be a very scary thing. Talking to another doctor is imperative because some medical professionals have access to treatments you might not be aware about, or take ...

May 24th, 2020
How Can You Avoid Arthritis?

Arthritis is a general term used to describe a range of conditions that affect the joints and ligaments. With an estimated 350 million men, women, and children (40 million in the United States alone) suffering from some form of arthritis,...

May 24th, 2020
Gastrointestinal Events Linked to Rheumatic Diseases

According to Medpage Today, in an April issue of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers from the University of Zaragosa School of Medicine in Spain found that the incidence rate of any GI adverse event was 19 per 100 person- years during...

May 24th, 2020
Five Most Common Autoimmune Diseases

An autoimmune disease is the result of a malfunction in the immune system where healthy cells are mistaken for foreign bodies, causing the immune system to attack healthy cells in the body. It is estimated that as many as 50 million Americans...

May 24th, 2020
Conditions Treated by a Rheumatologist

A rheumatologist is an internal medicine physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the joints and soft tissues, as well as autoimmune diseases and vasculitis. Because many rheumatic conditions result from problems...

May 24th, 2020
Tomatoes May Be Linked to Gout Flare Ups

Many of those who suffer from gout in Los Angeles have long believed that tomatoes are a dietary trigger for painful flare-ups, despite a notable lack of medical evidence to support the claim.

May 24th, 2020
Are You Accidentally Making Your Chronic Back Pain Worse?

Living with chronic back pain leaves a person constantly searching for ways to lessen the pain. Unfortunately, the Internet is often the tool most used in searching for ways to decrease back pain, but it is not always the most reliable.

May 24th, 2020
Are Women With Gout at Higher Risk for Diabetes?

According to new research, gout sufferers may be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, with women showing a higher risk than men. Data compiled from studies on 200,000 patients found that when comparing patients with gout and osteoarthritis ...

May 24th, 2020
Treating Celiac Disease in Young Children

While a gluten-free diet has become incredibly popular among those looking to lose weight or improve their focus, a recent study found that children suffering from rheumatologic issues might also benefit from cutting the protein from their diets.

May 24th, 2020
Walking Out on Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fatigue

Even otherwise healthy and active people who have never spent a lazy weekend in bed, ordering takeout, and binge watching the latest season of House of Cards on Netflix can attest to one of the most puzzling of physical conundrums – ...

May 24th, 2020
6 Common Questions About Arthritis

You probably know someone who suffers from arthritis, a condition which occurs when joints become inflamed. It’s estimated that 70 million Americans—or one in three individuals—suffer from some form of arthritis. Though it primarily affects older...

May 24th, 2020
5 Habits That Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Worse

For the millions of people living with the effects of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that can cause chronic pain and joint deterioration, effectively managing symptoms is an important part of maintaining a healthy quality of life.

May 24th, 2020
5 Common Conditions a Rheumatologist Treats in Los Angeles

The list of illnesses under the rheumatology umbrella extends beyond 100 conditions that affect the body’s musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, which includes the: Bones Joints Muscles, ligaments, and tendons Broken down further, ...

May 24th, 2020
What are the Different Forms of Arthritis?

With over 100 different variations and related conditions, arthritis affects as many as 350 million people around the world; an estimated 40 million in the United States alone. Arthritis is the technical term for joint inflammation, ...

May 24th, 2020
Who Gets Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and it can affect people of any age and gender. Although the condition can damage any joint in the body, it typically affects those in the hands, knees, and lower back.

May 24th, 2020
Three Ways to Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you know how painful and debilitating the condition can be. Fatigue, tender joints, and morning stiffness are all common symptoms of the disease, and although there is not a way to completely cure rheumatoid...

May 24th, 2020
Things to Know About Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammatory condition that can affect multiple areas of the body. Though a fairly common condition, many people are not aware of the causes, symptoms, or treatment options for bursitis. What causes the condition? What are some of...

May 24th, 2020
Top Five Exercises for People With Arthritis

The pain and stiffness that often accompanies arthritis can sometimes make it difficult for sufferers to enjoy their favorite sports and physical activities. Sometimes, even everyday activities like walking up and down stairs or getting in and ...

May 24th, 2020
6 Common Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic pain, stiffness, swelling, and redness are all issues that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are familiar with. Rheumatoid arthritis, which is estimated to affect 1.3% of adults in the United States, is a chronic inflammatory disease that...

May 24th, 2020