Johns Hopkins researchers have linked a specific bacteria involved in gum disease to the processes at hand in rheumatoid arthritis. It may be premature, however, to consider flossing an aspect of joint health.
A team was able to demonstrate that spinal cord injury causes the relocation of some of the gut’s bacteria from sterile tissues to other locations throughout the body, and it appeared that these changes were linked to the activation of the immune system cells in the gut.
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.