By Spondylitis Association of America
A recent Greek cohort study reported that Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) patients in remission remained in remission after switching from the originator biologic, reference infliximab (Remicade®) to the biosimilar infliximab, (Inflectra®, Remsima®). The 18-month long, open label, observational study found no difference in disease activity, efficacy, or safety in those switched to the biosimilar medication.
On June 25, 2019, SAA hosted our second Twitter chat. The chat focused on advocacy, and featured members of SAA’s Volunteer Advocacy Committee: Rose @funchefchick, Mary Ann @MaryAnnPoladian and Charis @BeingCharisBlog, as well as @RichAHoward, who is SAA’s Chief Mission Advancement Officer, and leads our Los Angeles spondylitis support group.
SAA believes so strongly in the importance of exercise that we are launching a new Exercise program, Back in Action, Again as part of our ongoing commitment to helping people impacted by the disease to live their lives to the fullest.
Helpful Hints is a recurring feature, aimed at sharing our community’s knowledge and experiences. In this installment, we asked our online community to share their helpful tips to help avoid flare up of symptoms, and care for their well-being while away from home.
Yoga has long been recommended to older adults as a way to strengthen muscles and improve balance. But the range of health benefits yoga offers the 60-plus population had never been studied comprehensively – until now.
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