Rheumatology

Rheumatology (Greek ρεύμα, rheuma, river) is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to diagnosis and therapyof rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders.

VIDEO: Feeding elderly patients after hip surgery

LAS VEGAS – Among 100 hip fracture patients at Salem (Ore.) Hospital, those fed within 24 hours left the hospital sooner, and fewer of them died. Other patients went up to a week without being...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Milk may slow knee OA progression in women

Milk consumption was associated with a slowing of the structural progression of knee osteoarthritis among women who participated in the longitudinal Osteoarthritis Initiative study. From a group of...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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VIDEO: Allergy myths misdirect patients, physicians

SAN DIEGO – Is there really such a thing as a hypoallergenic dog? (Bo Obama, we’re looking at you.) Can blood tests for sale on the Internet identify a child’s allergies? And must parents wait until...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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