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Tag: Rheumatology

Leigh F. Callahan

May 28, 2014

UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center to lead Osteoarthritis Actio...

The UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center has been selected as the new home for the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA), the Arthritis Foundation announced on May 28.

Arthritis, Research

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UNC Chapel

August 29, 2013

Moderate physical activity does not increase risk of knee osteoarth...

Adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to two and a half hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period, a new study finds.

Arthritis, Fitness, Research, Wellness

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Joanne Jordan

August 8, 2013

$5.6 million NIH grant funds new UNC osteoarthritis research center

Arthritis affects 50 million people in the United States, with more than 27 million of those suffering the disabling pain of OA, a form of arthritis that causes joint swelling and degeneration.

Arthritis, Grants, Research

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The study was done under the direction of Dr. Joanne Jordan.

May 13, 2013

Study finds genetic risk factor for knee osteoarthritis

Individuals with knee osteoarthritis who had variations in a gene for an anti-inflammatory chemical were twice as likely to progress to severe osteoarthritis as those without the genetic variations.

Arthritis, Genetics, Orthopedics, Research, Studies

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Leigh Callahan

February 1, 2012

Two UNC faculty co-author Institute of Medicine report on chronic i...

The IOM’s report authorship committee of health professionals and internationally recognized experts included UNC professors Leigh Callahan, PhD and Russell Harris MD, MPH.

Chronic Illness, Publications, Studies

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Mary Anne Dooley

November 16, 2011

Study: Mycophenolate is superior to azathioprine as treatment for l...

An international study finds that the immunosuppressant drug mycophenolate mofetil is superior to azathioprine, an older immunosuppressant, as a maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis. Dr. Mary Anne Dooley of UNC is first author of the study.

Chronic Illness, Research, Studies, Treatment

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October 24, 2011

UNC osteoarthritis study celebrates 20th year, receives $3.25 milli...

News of the renewal funding arrived as the UNC researchers who run the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project are preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Smithfield, N.C.

Arthritis, Grants, Studies

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Amanda Nelson

October 21, 2011

More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large...

African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Pain, Social Justice

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Yvonne Golightly

October 12, 2011

Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?

If one of your legs is shorter than the other, that may increase your risk of pain in your knees or hips, some researchers suspect. UNC’s Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, explains what researchers do and don’t know about this surprisingly common condition.

Pain, Treatment

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