Dr. Richard M. Silver, MD

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  • Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be at increased risk for kidney disease and require close monitoring, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at 813 people with rheumatoid arthritis and an equal number of people without the condition. Over ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can't be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says.

    The more low-fat or fat-free milk women drank, the slower the progression of osteoar...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults whose parents were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for arthritis, a new Canadian study contends.

    Researchers looked at more than 13,000 adults and found about 20 percent had been diagnosed with arthritis. More than 14 pe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug often used to treat gout may reduce the risk of premature death in patients with this common form of arthritis, according to a new study.

    Previous research has associated gout with an increased risk of early death. This study examined how ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- CT scans can help detect gout that's been missed by the current standard testing method, a new study suggests.

    Gout is a common and painful form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. The standard test -- called needle aspi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Otezla (apremilast) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis, a condition associated with the autoimmune skin disease psoriasis.

    Most people develop psoriasis first and are subsequ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the population ages, more and more older people might need to have their hip joints replaced. But how old is too old to undergo the surgery?

    According to a new study, patients in their 90s who need total hip replacement can have results compa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The closer in length your ring and index fingers are, the greater your risk of developing severe knee osteoarthritis that requires total knee replacement, a new study claims.

    Researchers examined the hands of more than 14,500 middle-aged and older...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds.

    About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fibromyalgia, the researcher...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although hip and knee replacements are common, a similar surgery to replace diseased shoulder joints also appears worthwhile for rheumatoid arthritis patients whose severe shoulder pain and stiffness can't be eased by medication or physical therapy, new

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that people with rheumatoid arthritis use to help ease the symptoms of the disease might also help ward off heart trouble, two new studies find.

    Researchers in Sweden found that so-called "biologic" drugs, known as tumor necrosis factor inhibito...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    SATURDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate and effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis reduces the risk that patients will have joint damage and disability within a few years, a new study suggests.

    The findings show the need for doctors to discourage patients from delaying treat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Headaches are common in people with lupus, but are not linked to disease activity, according to a new study.

    Researchers reviewed records for more than 1,700 people with lupus, an autoimmune disease that can damage skin, joint...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Older women seeking a cure for swollen, painful joints likely will find that taking calcium and vitamin D supplements won't reduce the severity of their condition, a new study reveals.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,900 postmenopausal women ...Full Article

  • Richard M. Silver, MD