FDA Addresses Cancer Risk for Children Taking Arthritis Meds

Children suffering from such ailments as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disorder and Crohn's disease could be at risk for cancer if they take certain drugs for an extended period of time. The Food and Drug Administration plans to enhance the warning labels on medications known as tumour necrosis factor blockers, because in research findings they …

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Salmonella Can Lead to Arthritis

A recent lettuce recall in 29 states happened because the tainted romaine could potentially cause salmonella, a bacterial infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in rare cases, salmonella can get in a person's blood stream and be severe enough that a person develops an illness called Reiter's syndrome. That disease can last for …

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Community Data Profiles

Community data profiles are available on various subject areas such as cause of death, chronic diseases, unintentional injuries, prenatal and others. Each community data profile table provides data on 15-30 indicators for each county/city selected. Information provided includes the number of events, county/city rate, statistical significance, quintile ranking and the state rate. Select a Profile: …

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MICA – (Missouri Information for Community Assessment)

Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA) is an interactive system that allows the user to create and download tables, based on selected variables from the following data files: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 1994-2004 (under reconstruction) Births 1990-2007 11/18/08 Cancer Registry 1996-2006 04/16/09 Deaths 1990-2007 02/01/09 Emergency Room 1994-2006 04/14/08 Fertility Rate MICA 1990-2007 …

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Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program (MAOP) – Program Basics

Missouri Arthritis Advisory Board Statutes ArthritisOsteoporosisLupus MAOP Mission DHSS Organizational Chart Leadership Contacts State Board of HealthState Board of Senior ServicesDept. of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) – Office of the DirectorDHSS Division of Community & Public Health, Section of Chronic Disease    Prevention & Nutrition Services MAOP SnapshotMAOP Program Historical TimelineDHSS Strategic Plan Budget Budget …

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Data & Statistical Reports

The Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program has generated and will continue to generate the reports that reflect the burden of arthritis and osteoporosis in Missouri. Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA): Allows for generation of a table by disease condition for a specific diagnosis, year of occurrence, age, race, sex, county and/or zip code. Profiles: …

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Training & Volunteering

Training The CDC collaborated with the Directors of Health Promotion and Education* (DHPE) and the Arthritis Foundation* (AF) to develop two online educational programs designed to increase knowledge about arthritis and its associated public health challenges. Direct links to the courses listed below cannot be provided. You can copy the address for the course into …

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Medical Institutions

These medical institutions are renowned for programs in the areas of arthritis education, clinical care, and/or research. Saint Luke’s Hospitalhttp://www.saint-lukes.org/ Saint Francis Medical Centerhttp://www.sfmc.net/ Mercy – Springfield http://www.mercy.net/springfieldmo A.T. Still University http://www.atsu.edu/kcom Heartland Healthhttp://www.heartland-health.com Washington University School of MedicineDivision of Rheumatologyhttp://wums.wustl.edu St. Louis UniversitySchool of Medicine,Division of Rheumatology314-577-8467 or http://www.slu.edu School of Public Health:314-977-8150 or …

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Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

The Lupus Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of the lives of people living with lupus through community awareness and public education, research and patient services and support. National Office: 800-558-0121 or http://www.lupus.org Missouri Heartland Chapter (St. Louis): 800-958-7876 or http://www.lupus.org/heartland Kansas City Chapter: 816-761-0850 or http://www.lifewithlupus.orgemail: [email protected]

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