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2013 American College of Rheumatology Meeting

The Arthritis Foundation was on-site at the 2013 American College of Rheumatology's Annual Meeting in San Diego, from October 26 through October 30. This major event is where the top rheumatologists, researchers and related health care professionals gather for education, updates and debates related to the latest scientific findings, clinical guidelines and more. 

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Treat-to-Target Strategy Works Well for Psoriatic Arthritis  (10/28/2013) Aggressive treatment addresses many symptoms of the disease and results in better outcomes.

RA Drugs May Be Safe Before Surgery (10/28/2013) Staying on a DMARD or a biologic doesn’t appear to increase post-surgical infections.

Smoking Worsens Ankylosing Spondylitis Damage (10/29/2013) The effects are especially damaging for men who smoke. 

Knee Brace Can Reduce Pain and Damage in OA (10/29/2013) Wearing a brace every day can help relieve pain and possibly prevent damage from kneecap osteoarthritis.

Choice of Footwear May Help Knee OA (10/30/2013) New study recommends flexible-soled shoes over stiffer ones.

Systemic JIA May Soon Get Fourth Biologic (10/30/2013) Rilonacept found to be effective against this serious form of juvenile arthritis.

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