Early Signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Jennifer E. Engen

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes chronic spine inflammation. AS also is an autoimmune disease, a condition in which the immune system malfunctions and attacks healthy tissues in and around the joints. It often starts in the lower back. AS also causes sacroiliitis—inflammation of the […]

When adolescents with substance use problems and depression are treated for substance use, about a third also have early improvements in depression — ScienceDaily

Jennifer E. Engen

A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that, among youth with substance use and depression, a significant proportion show early improvements in depression during their treatment for substance use. Youth who are using cannabis less frequently prior to […]

Early signs of psoriatic arthritis

Jennifer E. Engen

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can affect some people who have psoriasis. First signs can include joint pain and swelling. Early treatment can help prevent joint damage. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory form of arthritis that can cause pain and swelling in the joints. It […]