By Ryan Miyamoto
On April 13th, 2019 the Spondylitis Association of America and the Hospital for Special Surgery hosted a joint Spondylitis Educational Seminar in New York, NY. Our speakers for the day were Rheumatologist Sergio Schwartzman, MD, Occupational Therapist John Indalecio, OTR/L, CHT, MS, and Certified Yoga Therapist Nancy O'Brien, C-IAYT.
By Spondylitis Association of America
During Spondylitis Awareness Month, SAA attended two medical conferences, setting up booths and exhibiting to raise awareness of spondyloarthritis and the services we offer. We had the opportunity to speak with countless Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and other medical professionals from around the country.
The below are observational studies recruiting pregnant women. As such, participants will not be asked to take any medications or vaccines and will not be required to change their daily routine. The researchers will interview the women, tracking their pregnancy, as well as the health of the baby.
Researchers at the Spondyloarthritis Research Program at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are looking to identify and compare the gut bacteria of children of ankylosing spondylitis parents.
The study aims to identify gut bacteria that may lead to the development of the disease. The study is funded by a grant from the Spondylitis Association of America, and com-pensation (of $50) is offered for your time.
Helpful Hints is a recurring feature, aimed at sharing our community’s knowledge and experiences. Living with spondyloarthritis can be difficult and challenging at times, however, throughout the process we can learn a lot about ourselves, our surroundings, and life in general. In this installment, we asked our online community, “If you have learned anything special about life or human nature as a result of spondyloarthritis, what is it?”
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