Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

By: Grant H. Louie, MD, MHS, FACR Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death in the UnitedStates. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is now fast becoming considered a major CVD risk factor among traditional ones, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. RA no longer is thought of as


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Rheum Fun

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Am I Hearing Noises?

BY DANIEL EL-BOGDADI, MD, FACR Snap, crackle, pop…“Doctor, why do my joints make these noises?!?” Snap, crackle, pop… “Doctor, why do my joints make these noises?!?” Crackling, snapping, popping. These are common sounds that a joint may make. There are several reasons for why a joint may make these sounds.