Arthroplasty takes another hit: A group from Finland reports that, besides being no better for shoulder impingement syndrome than an exercise program, it doesn't help those who gain no relief from the physical therapy.
Lupus is the condition that most frequently requires attention to skin problems, but it's far from the only reason for a rheumatologist's patient to see a dermatologist. In the case of lupus, however, the lesion may be a clue to prognosis.
Even a well-informed patient may sometimes throw your prescription in the trash. Here a young woman with lupus describes what sometimes prompts her simply to ignore her doctor's best advice about treatment.