Dr. Chris Meccoli dives into some common questions related to the flu vaccine.
Sitting down and listening to a patient’s story is the first step in diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. While swollen joints are a large indicator of Rheumatoid Arthritis, there are many other symptoms, such as fatigue, anxiety and depression, and stiffness. Doctors are diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis much earlier now, to prevent joint damage and begin treatment as soon as possible. In this video, Dr. Uzma Haque, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, explains the diagnosis process of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The treatment for Scleroderma Associated Myopathy is still largely unknown because there is not enough information about the disease. The Johns Hopkins Rheumatology Division is working to understand more about this kind of Myopathy. In this video, Dr. Julie Paik, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, explains the complicated nature of treating this disease.
While there’s no cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis yet, there are many preventative medications. They range from oral pills to injections that can be done at home or by a doctor, which are working for many people who have been diagnosed. All these different treatment options can help patients achieve their goals and stay healthy and functional. In this video, Dr. Laura Cappelli, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, discusses the different treatment options for Rheumatoid arthritis.
Treatment, a healthy lifestyle, and moderate exercise are key to getting back to normal after a diagnosis of Scleroderma Associated Myopathy. In the last episode of this five-part video series, Dr. Julie Paik, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, explains how remission is possible in patients with this disease.