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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), popularly used as antidepressants, can have a negative impact on bone density. Beta blockers may be able to prevent that.
In a study announced at the 2016 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, lupus patients with less education were also likely to wait longer for referral to a specialist.
As more men and women who served their country come home their skills can be put to good use in the medical community. Finding those veterans and reservists and getting them the training they need can make all the difference in their life out of uniform.
While medics and corpsmen in the military do similar jobs to what nurses do in civilian practice, those skills do not translate into certification when they leave the service.
When veterans, including medics and corpsmen come back from serving overseas their medical skills do not automatically translate into certification. Colleges and Universities are developing programs to help them and also reservists earn their bachelor of science in nursing degrees.
Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco examined patients with specific back conditions and assessed the ways in which surgery helped them with their sex lives.
“This is a subset of the RA population that we should probably give intensive treatment to," Dr. Harrold says of RA patients diagnosed with certain prognosis factors. "Not only clinical adverse sequelae, but also in their social environment, like being able to work or function.”
Asked to assume equal cost-effectiveness, the patients were given eight facets of treatment and asked to rank them between 1 and 8, with 1 being the most important to them and 8 being the least.

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