A new type of therapy called Immunotherapy, is used to treat cancers. It’s been observed that Immunotherapy could lead to an over-activation of the immune system. In Rheumatology we’re seeing an increase in arthritis driven by this activation of the immune system. Dr. Cappelli discusses the questions she and her oncologist colleagues have about why this happens and how do we best evaluate and treat these patients.
Established in the spring of 2015, the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center is the first research center in a major department of medicine in the United States focused on patient-based research in all aspects of Lyme disease. The mission of the Center is to understand and urgently address the varied manifestations of Lyme disease and translate our pioneering multi-disciplinary research into improved patient care, education, and health outcomes. By improving the understanding of the causes and complex biologic processes of Lyme disease, we strive for a future where more accurate diagnoses and effective treatments bring new hope to Lyme disease patients and their families.
There are many herbs and supplements that have been found to be beneficial in curbing arthritis pain, however, you should always be mindful of the potential risks and side effects. In this video, Dr. Dana DiRenzo discusses the different complementary and alternative medicines that may be beneficial to a patient with psoriatic arthritis.
Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, and acupuncture are some of the mind and body practices that have been found to be beneficial for those with arthritis. Always discuss with your doctor before starting these activities. In this video, Dr. Dana DiRenzo discusses the different mind and body practices that may be beneficial to a patient with psoriatic arthritis.
“What happens to my sample once I agree to use it towards research?” you may ask… Take a look as numerous doctors and researchers explain the process step by step, from gathering your information in a clinic, to performing specific tests in the laboratory for data collection, to publishing research results and sharing them with medical professionals. Check out this exciting process!