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Arthritis Podcasts

Arthritis Podcasts

Show 76 - Nurse Vicky Ruffing Tells Us All About the Flu

Seth chats with the Nurse Manager of Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center to learn how arthritics can protect themselves this flu season.

Highlights

 

  • arthritis patients have suppressed immune systems due to their arthritis and their medications
  • all should get both the seasonal flu and H1N1 "Swine flu" vaccines
  • all immunosuppressed patients should take vaccines as injections (with a dead virus), NOT the inhalant mist (with a live virus) -- which can make them sick

 

 

More Info

Read Vicky's bio and/or contact her by visiting:

http://rnsnurse.org/profile/victoria-ruffing-rn-ccrn

Show 67 - ACR 2008: Seth chats with researchers from Baltimore, Toronto and New York

Seth chats with Dr. Clifton Bingham of Johns Hopkins University, Toronto-based Dr. Katell Roué-Le Lay, and Alesia Sadosky, Ph.D. and Kevin Murphy, Ph.D. from Pfizer, Inc.

Findings discussed include:

  • poor dental health among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients
  • new indicators among RA patients portending cardiovascular health problems
  • career and sick-day interruptions for fibromyalgia patients
  • healthcare changes for fibromyalgia patients after diagnosis

 

Special Note:  To see our ACR 2008 Wrap-up page, click here.

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