Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lisa Emrich's Posts

Can Medical Marijuana Help Reduce RA Pain?

The use of medical marijuana remains a hot topic in the United States.  Although twenty states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana, in the majority of the country marijuana is still an illicit drug.  Two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the recreational use of marijuana in 2012. ... Read moreChevron

Mediterranean-type Diet and RA

Dietary advice is abundant in the arthritis community.  Despite years of interest and research, our knowledge about the impact of dietary therapy on disease activity in RA has not changed much since the editorial “Diet therapy for the patient with rheumatoid arthritis?” appeared in the journal Rheumatology in 1999.   A... Read moreChevron

Favorite Recipe: Taco Salad with Kidney Beans, Latino Vegetables, and Salsa

Winter has been particularly cold and snowy this year.  After indulging in a number of traditional winter comfort foods, such as chili, mac and cheese, or spaghetti, I’m ready to look forward to springtime and eating more fresh produce.  However, it doesn’t need to be spring to enjoy a great salad so I thought that I would... Read moreChevron

Dental Health: The Complex Relationship between Periodontal Disease and RA

Rheumatoid arthritis is known to affect joints, connective tissue, internal organs, and cardiovascular system, but did you know that RA can also affect oral health?  RA patients can experience any of a number of oral problems including dry mouth (xerostomia), methotrexate-induced mouth ulcers, temporomandibular disorders such as TMJ,... Read moreChevron

Living Well: Releasing the Emotional Air Bubbles

Winter has been cold this year!!  Brrrrr……  “Stay warm” seems to have become the universal salutation around here.  Staying warm is not something which we normally have to worry about inside the house; however, a few weeks ago we had an emergency at home which took out our heating system with one big crash... Read moreChevron