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Rheumatology Division

Learn more about Premier Medical Group’s Rheumatology division in the Hudson Valley

29
Jan

Can Smoking Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Yes… and there is so much evidence! Research studies show a strong link between smoking and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.   Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders caused by the immune system’s lack of self-control.  The immune system is designed to attack foreign invaders to the body such as bacteria, viruses,...
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01
Jul

Premier Medical Group Welcomes 2 New Physicians

Premier Medical Group is Pleased to Announce That 2 New Physicians Have Joined Our Group.   Dr. Sheeja Francis is a board certified Rheumatologist that specializes in state-of-the-art management of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and many other musculoskeletal and autoimmune disorders.  Dr. Francis will be seeing patients at Premier’s Newburgh (327 Fullerton Avenue)...
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18
Jun

Lupus: The Great Imitator

Most people with the disease can lead normal, high-quality lives, despite their symptoms and the potential side effects of treatment. Lupus is a disease that has been chronicled since the days of Hippocrates. Though modern science has identified it as a chronic autoimmune disease, there is still no cure. In lupus, as in other autoimmune diseases, the...
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08
Feb

New Treatments and Tips for Protecting Your Joints

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic autoimmune and inflammatory disorder that can affect multiple joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling and eventually cause damage and deformity. The goals of treatment are to reduce symptoms, slow progress of the disease and preserve joint health and integrity. Traditional management involves initiating therapy with disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS)...
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14
Dec

Check out the Latest Issue of PremierHealth Magazine!

Our newest issue features informative articles on COPD, Diabetes, Mediterranean Diet, Erectile Dysfunction, and more! Click here to read more!
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01
Jun

Time to Be Wary of Ticks

The summer months are a peak period for Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. By the time you read this, the blacklegged tick that carries Lyme disease and other infections will already be active in the northeast. The risk of Lyme disease—diagnosed in 240,000 to 440,000 new patients every year—demands attention, especially in the Hudson...
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