Items Tagged ‘rheumatology’

Ask the Doctors - Should I try glucosamine for joint pain?

April 25, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I try glucosamine for joint pain?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I love to go for long walks and lately have noticed that I’m developing pain in my hip joints. I think that’s just part of aging but my daughter is urging me to try a glucosamine supplement. Can this really be helpful? Glucosamine is a compound that is naturally produced within your body. […]

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Tags: arthritis, Ask the Doctors, cartilage, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, glucosamine, Joint Health, rheumatology


April 11, 2018

Research data and support systems

By MaryBeth63 MaryBeth63

Dr. Mihaela Taylor has recently put together group meetings for her patients that have both rheumatology issues and fibromyalgia. In these meetings, she reviews the latest research and information to help us self-manage our disease in addition to the steps that she takes during our 1:1 appointments. The groups also get a chance to talk […]

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Tags: Dr. Alan Fogelman, Dr. Mihaela Taylor, fibromyalgia, patient stories, research, rheumatology


25 years with arthritis

August 14, 2017

25 years with arthritis

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 14 years old,” says Carly Panchura, now 39 and an advocate for arthritis research.

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Tags: arthritis, arthritis research, featured, rheumatologist, rheumatology, US News


A few facts about rheumatology at UCLA

June 15, 2017

A few facts about rheumatology at UCLA

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Most people think of rheumatology as the study of joint disorders, such as arthritis, but they may not know just how broad the field really is. Because rheumatologic disorders also affect blood vessels, organs and a host of other body parts, rheumatology research delves down into the effects on those systems as well. At UCLA, […]

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Tags: arthritis, bad cholesterol, cholesterol, Dr. John Fitzgerald, fibromyalgia, good cholesterol, gout, HDL, inflammatory diseases, joint pain, LDL, microbiome


True Compassion

March 28, 2017

True Compassion

By sclero sister sclero sister

I meet Dr. Elizabeth Volkmann 2 years ago, when she confirmed my Scleroderma diagnosis. After a year of dealing with doctors, it was so refreshing to find a doctor with such great bedside manner and compassion. I want to say Thank you and Happy Doctor’s Day to Dr. Volkmann and all doctors out there. Thank […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Elizabeth Volkmann, patient stories, rheumatology, sleroderma, UCLA Division of Rheumatology


March 24, 2017

Someone Special

By r5150n r5150n

I met Dr. Jennifer Grossman when she was a new rheumatologist and I was a new lupus patient. It was in the early 90’s. It is now 2017 and I have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer that has spread to the bones. Dr. Grossman has always been supportive of me since we first met. I […]

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Tags: arthritis, Doctors Day, Dr. Jennifer Grossman, Lupus, patient stories, rheumatic disease, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology


March 24, 2017

Tackling an illness difficult to diagnose

By bangles bangles

One morning last summer, I woke up and my feet were numb. That’s when I started going from doctor to doctor trying to find out what was happening, how to get better and how to stop the progress of numbness and pain in my feet. I visited specialists in Internal medicine, Neurology, Acupuncture, but nobody […]

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Tags: arthritis, Doctors Day, Dr. Geraldine Navarro, patient stories, Porter Ranch, rheumatologist, rheumatology, UCLA Primary and Specialty Care


March 24, 2017

Thank U Dr. Veena Ranganath

By sharmy20 sharmy20

I have had the privilege of being a part of 2 studies headed by Dr. Veena Ranganath. Having a chronic illness and knowing there is no cure leaves you with very little hope. I am eternally grateful for Dr. Rangunath and her continued quest to find answers. The tiniest medical improvement or development can mean […]

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Tags: arthritis, biomarkers, Doctors Day, Dr. Veena Ranganath, patient stories, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, ucla rheumatology


March 23, 2017

My Hero – Dr. Mihaela Taylor

By sharmy20 sharmy20

Dr. Mihaela Taylor has been my angel on earth for the past 12 years watching over me and helping me to tackle my chronic illness. She is my hero because she never stops trying even when I am ready to quit. She is a warrior against my disease and never hesitates to try new or […]

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Tags: arthritis, chronic illnes, Doctors Day, Dr. Mihaela Taylor, gout, Lupus, myositis, osteoarthritis, patient stories, rheumatic disease, rheumatology, scleroderma


Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

August 3, 2016

Treatment for autoimmune disorders benefits from advances in evolving class of drugs

By uclahealth uclahealth

The growing availability of biologic therapies for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory autoimmune disorders has had a dramatic impact on the treatment and prognosis for patients with these potentially disabling diseases. Biologics are genetically engineered drugs designed to interact with the body’s immune response to dampen the damaging effects of rheumatologic disorders. In the case […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorders, biologic therapies, biologics, inflammation, John FitzGerald, MD, methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology, UCLA Health, vital signs